Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Daytona Winner King To Drive For Wauters Motorsports

Daytona winner John King
John King will make his return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Kentucky Speedway this weekend, driving the No. 5 Wauters Motorsports Ford F150. King, winner of the series season opener at Daytona International Speedway, participated in the first five 2012 Camping World Truck Series events for Red Horse Racing before being sidelined by lack of sponsorship.  

“I’m really looking forward to being back at the race track after a bit of a rollercoaster season since winning at Daytona in February,” said King. “Richie Wauters is a veteran crew chief with the most sought-after equipment and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to drive for him and Ford. Racing is what I love to do and I’m hoping to give Richie and the guys on the Wauters Motorsports team a solid finish in Kentucky.” 

Wauters Motorsports returns to the series for the first time since Atlanta Motor Speedway, where the team posted their best finish in 2012 of fifth-place with Aric Almirola as the driver. King scored a 15th-place finish in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2010. To date, he has posted one win and two Top-10 finishes in 12 starts.  

“I’m looking forward to having John in the truck with us this weekend,” said Wauters. “He is a good short track driver and comes from the Late Model Series, which I feel teaches these young drivers how to handle the equipment better when moving up the ladder into the NASCAR divisions.”

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