Steve Arpin and Mike’s Hard Lemonade To Make Truck Debut With Turner Motorsports

Turner Motorsports is pleased to announce the addition of Steve Arpin to their all-star driver line-up for the 2011 season. The organization is also delighted to welcome Mike’s Hard Lemonade to their 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) program. The 2010 Canadian Racer of the Year will pilot the No. 32 Mike’s Hard Lemonade Chevrolet Silverado in a multi-race deal and is scheduled to make his NCWTS debut at Texas Motor Speedway in June.

Arpin, a native of Fort Frances, Ontario Canada, got his start racing go-karts. He went on to become a force on dirt, winning modified features and championships throughout Canada and the United States. He made his ARCA Racing Series debut in 2009, finishing seventh in the championship point standings while earning the Most Popular Driver award. Continuing to race in the ARCA Racing Series in 2010, he recorded three victories (Salem Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, DuQuoin State Fairgrounds), seven top-five and ten top-10 finishes and another Most Popular Driver award. That same year, Arpin made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at Talladega Superspeedway, where he qualified fourth and finished 26th. He made six more NNS starts that season, with his best finish of 10th coming at Daytona International Speedway.

Arpin’s first race with Turner Motorsports will be in June at Texas Motor Speedway, the site of his second ARCA Racing Series victory in 2010. Additionally, Arpin will pilot the No. 32 Mike’s Hard Lemonade Chevrolet Silverado at Kentucky Speedway, Iowa Speedway, Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis and Chicagoland Speedway.

Arpin is excited to be joining Turner Motorsports and realizes the magnitude of having such a great opportunity.

“I’m thrilled to be continuing my relationship with Mike’s Hard Lemonade as I make my NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut with Turner Motorsports,” Arpin said. “Mr. Turner’s dedication to up-and-coming drivers in the sport has been key to making this possible. I want to thank Mr. Turner and Mike’s Hard Lemonade for this awesome opportunity.”

Mike’s Hard Lemonade and Arpin will continue the relationship they have built in recent years as they progress into the NCWTS ranks. In 2010, the pair partnered for 14 events in the ARCA Racing Series, with Arpin scoring three wins, six top-five and eight top-10 finishes with the organization.

“We had a great time with Steve last year in the ARCA Series,” Mike’s Hard Lemonade Central Region Vice President of Sales Paul Jacobus said. “His laid back approach to life fits our brand identity. We look forward to helping him further his career, while also introducing our brand to the NASCAR fan base.”

“We are proud to welcome Steve Arpin and Mike’s Hard Lemonade to the team,” said Turner Motorsports owner Steve Turner. “Steve is clearly a very talented driver as he has demonstrated his abilities in different forms and levels of racing over his career. I enjoy giving up-and-coming drivers like Steve an opportunity to learn and succeed, and I have no doubt that he will prove himself as a true talent in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.”


Turner Motorsports PR