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Matt Tifft Racing Truck Opener for Venturini Motorsports

Matt Tifft Racing Truck Opener for Venturini Motorsports

by February 12, 2015 0 comments

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Matt Tifft will make an early start to his Camping World Truck Series season as he will compete in the series’ season opener at Daytona with Venturini Motorsports.

Tifft, who is scheduled to compete in six races for KBM in the team’s No. 51 Toyota this season, will race in next Friday’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 in a No. 25 Federated Auto Parts Toyota for Venturini.

The announcement regarding Tifft made by the race-winning organization in the ARCA Racing Series was made in conjunction with the announcement that the team has formed a technical alliance with Kyle Busch Motorsports, using bodies from KBM and using engines from Joe Gibbs Racing.

Tifft, 18, has three career starts in the Camping World Truck Series under his belt – all coming in 2014 – with respective finishes of eighth, 20th, and 21st at Martinsville, Phoenix, and Homestead with B.J. McLeod Motorsports.

The Hinckley, Ohio, native and current student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte also competed in partial schedules in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and ARCA Racing Series with Ken Schrader Racing in 2014.

 “As a driver it’s an honor and privilege to race at Daytona. Daytona has played such a huge role in NASCAR over the years,” Tifft said. “I’m excited for this opportunity and looking forward to my first laps around the iconic track.

“Last year we had a few good runs but it was mostly about gaining experience and getting comfortable in the truck. This will be my first restrictor plate race so I need to be smart with my strategy and adapt to the style of racing.”

Follow Kyle Pokrefky on Twitter at @KPokrefky

Kyle Pokrefky
Follow Kyle Pokrefky on Twitter at @KPokrefky

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