Joe Denette Motorsports (JDM)is pleased to announce that Max Gresham, the 2011 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) champion, will join the team's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) line-up for 2012.
Gresham will pilot the No. 24 Chevrolet Silverado and contend for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors.
"It's an honor to team up with Joe Denette Motorsports for the 2012 season," said Gresham. "As a rookie, it's going to be a learning year for me. To have Ron Hornaday, Jr. as a teammate and a mentor will be a great opportunity for me. He is an experienced veteran in the series with four championships and more than 50 wins. He will be someone I can lean on for help and guidance to grow as a driver and build a foundation for a successful future. I'm looking forward to getting the season started at Daytona in February."
Gresham, an 18-year-old Griffin, GA native, captured the 2011 NKNPSE title on the strength of two wins, four poles, nine top-five and 11 top-10 finishes. He was the only driver to complete all 1,705 laps contested in NKNPSE competition last season.
The 2012 season will mark the rookie driver's first full-time stint in the NCWTS; Gresham had three starts in the series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2011.
A sponsorship announcement for Max Gresham and the No. 24 JDM entry will be forthcoming.