Ryan Truex Returning to the Track with Biagi DenBeste Racingby Kyle Pokrefky September 2, 2015 0 comments
MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Sitting on the sidelines since the start of the 2015 season, Ryan Truex will return to NASCAR action in the XFINITY Series for three races with Biagi DenBeste Racing.
Truex, a development driver with BDR partner Richard Petty Motorsports, will make starts in the team’s No. 98 Ford at Richmond International Raceway, Kentucky Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The No. 98 team was initially set to enter this upcoming Saturday’s race at Darlington Raceway, but withdrew to focus on preparing for Truex’s return next week.
“We’re excited to join RPM in giving Ryan this opportunity to get back to racing in the XFINITY Series,” Fred Biagi, co-owner of Biagi-DenBeste Racing, said. “We’ve had fast cars this season and good results with both Aric [Almirola] and Sam [Hornish Jr.]; so hopefully, we can do the same with Ryan behind the wheel at Richmond.”
The No. 98 entry has competed in 11 races thus far this season with three top-10s being turned in between both Aric Almirola and Sam Hornish Jr. The team had a best finish of seventh in the season’s opening race at Daytona International Speedway with Almirola.
Truex brings with him to the team 35 races worth of experience in the XFINITY Series with two top-fives, nine top-tens and a single pole award to his credit.
For the 23-year-old out of Mayetta, N.J., he is nothing but grateful for the opportunity to return to NASCAR.
“I’m very grateful to Biagi DenBeste Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports for the opportunity to get back behind the wheel in the NASCAR XFINITY Series,” Truex said. “I’ve had some time away from racing, and it’s given me a chance to refocus on my career. I feel more driven than ever to perform well and prove that I can race with the best in the sport.
“I’d like to thank the fans as well. They’ve been really supportive of me on social media, asking when I’ll be back racing again. I’m looking forward to putting on a great show for them.”
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