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Ben Kennedy to Partner Timothy Peters Full-Time at Red Horse Racing

Ben Kennedy to Partner Timothy Peters Full-Time at Red Horse Racing

by December 17, 2014 0 comments

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Ben Kennedy has secured a full-time ride for the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, signing a contract with Red Horse Racing for next year.

Kennedy, the 2014 Camping World Truck Series’ Rookie of the Year, will partner eight-time Truck Series race winner Timothy Peters as Red Horse Racing’s two full-time drivers for the 2015 season.

Peters will return to his No. 17 Toyota Tundra while Kennedy will pilot a No. 11 Tundra with sponsorship for his new truck scheduled to be revealed at a later date.

In his rookie season in the Camping World Truck Series, Kennedy, 22, finished ninth in the points standings with one top-five finish, seven top-10 finishes, and one Keystone Light Pole Award obtained in Turner Scott Motorsports’ No. 31 Heater.com Chevrolet.

“I am very excited to return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2015 and to be driving for Red Horse Racing,” Kennedy said. “The team has a solid foundation in the Camping World Truck Series, celebrating their 10th year in 2015.

“It will be an honor to drive the No. 11 Toyota Tundra, the winningest number in NASCAR history.”

Tom Deloach, owner of Red Horse Racing, predicts that his newest acquisition will fit in smoothly within his race-winning organization.

“We are thrilled to have Ben join us at Red Horse Racing,” Deloach said. “Ben is a very talented young driver, and I think he is going to fit right into our Red Horse family.

“We consider ourselves one team with multiple trucks, and I expect to see a lot of success from this organization in 2015.”

Coming off of their ninth year of competing in the Camping World Truck Series, Red Horse Racing’s two full-time drivers in 2014, Peters and German Quiroga, combined to score 12 top-five and 23 top-10 finishes with Peters claiming the organization’s lone win of the season in the Fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Peters finished fifth in the points standings while Quiroga finished right behind his teammate in the standings in sixth.

Quiroga, a champion in the NASCAR Toyota Series, was not a part of Red Horse Racing’s 2015 roster reveal at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte on Wednesday morning.

Kyle Pokrefky
Follow Kyle Pokrefky on Twitter at @KPokrefky

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