Vision Aviation Racing (VAR) announced today the Driver/Crew Chief lineup for their first season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS).
Las Vegas native, Justin Johnson, will be behind the wheel of the No. 51 Wounded Warrior Project/Vision Airlines Toyota Tundra with veteran Crew Chief Doug George at the helm. Johnson is coming off a Championship winning season in the 2010 Whelen All-American Series where he won 10 out of the 19 races. George, a former racer himself, comes to VAR with over 25 years of experience in the motorsports industry.
Fellow Las Vegas native, Dusty Davis, will pilot the No. 15 Vision Airlines Toyota Tundra with Crew Chief Doug Howe atop the pit box. Davis finished runner up to Johnson in the 2010 Whelen All-American Series where he racked up 4 victories. Howe, previously with Gunbroker.com Racing/SS Green Light Racing, has 6 top-five and 17 top-ten finishes to his credit.
The VAR team got a chance to work together for the first time, with great results, this past January during a Toyota Racing Development test at Disney World Speedway in Orlando, FL. Both drivers adapted immediately to the trucks and the team chemistry was evident from the start. VAR General Manager, Tom Davis, is optimistic about the upcoming Truck Series season saying, "We are really proud of how all of our guys came together and worked hard at the Orlando test. If the results of the test are any indication, we are poised to have a great rookie season."
Johnson and Davis will make their NCWTS debuts at Phoenix in the Lucas Oil 150 on February 25 as they begin the process of certification for NASCAR superspeedway tracks. Notable drivers Aric Almirola and Michael Waltrip will fill in driving the No. 51 and No. 15, respectively, for the season opener at Daytona on February 18th.