CTS: Brenden Queen preparing for first Craftsman Truck Series start at North Wilkesboro

NORTH WILKESBORO, NC – He will defend his win from 2023 in the CARS Tour later tonight but Queen a native of Chesapeake, Virginia will use the opportunity from his win at North Wilkesboro to make his Craftsman Truck Series debut on Saturday in the Wright Brand 250 with TRICON Garage in the No. 1 Toyota.

Queen, who won four CARS Tour events in 2023 finishing second in points, is using the opportunity to showcase his skills in a national series event.

“I’m getting ready to make a truck series debut and I don’t think this doesn’t happen if we didn’t win this race last year.” Said Queen

In preparation for his debut Queen has been working closely with TRICON and TRD in the simulator to get acclimated with the processes of working with the truck team. In addition, Queen stated he was working with the team on nutrition and workout schedule to be prepared for the weekend.

“I’ve worked really hard with Toyota to get on a more regular workout program. Working with TRICON on the sim being in there twice got to run Wilkesboro where they added the grip to make it like the pavement after their test and doing pit stop practice.” Continued Queen

The Wright Brand 250 from North Wilkesboro Speedway will air live on Fox Sports 1 on Saturday, May 18th at 1:30 P.M. ET.