HMR will run Toyotas purchased from Michael Waltrip Racing and engines leased from Mark Smith’s Pro Motors. The No. 52 is a late entry for this weekend’s event, so it will not accrue any driver or owner points.
“We are so happy to finally have everything come together and we’re ready to get out there on the track,” said Dell Hamilton, co-owner of HMR. “We’re happy to have Scott driving for us and are confident that he can get the job done.”
Speed has run a limited schedule in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series since his release from Red Bull Racing in 2010. His best finish with Red Bull Racing was a fifth at Talladega in 2009, and he recorded his first career Top 10 finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series; a 10th at Martinsville Speedway.
Speed must beat three other teams on time to qualify for Sunday’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500.