The veteran crew chief will take over atop the pit box for driver Nelson Piquet Jr. beginning this Friday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. Tryson has served as crew chief for 516 NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck events, earning a total of 10 wins, 66 Top-5 and 139 Top-10 finishes. The Malvern, Pa. native earned his first career win with Elliott Sadler in 2001 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
"I am very excited about the opportunity to join Turner Scott Motorsports and the No. 30 team," said Tryson. "I am really looking forward to working with Nelson Piquet Jr. and the rest of the team. Nelson is a very talented, hard-nosed competitor and I think we will work very well together. The pieces are in place at Turner Scott Motorsports to have a championship caliber team, and I am looking forward to helping this team get to victory lane. I would like to thank (co-owners) Steve Turner and Harry Scott, Jr. for giving me the opportunity to join their organization, and I am looking forward to getting to work this weekend at Bristol."
In a related story, Chris Carrier will crew chief TSM’s fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entry. Carrier has 329 career starts in NASCAR three national series, earning five wins, 24 Top-5 and 52 Top-10 finishes. His most recent work in the NCWTS was as crew chief on the No. 30 last season, leading Piquet to two victories. The Tennessee native earned his first career win with Harry Gant in 1994 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The team will run a limited schedule for the remaining portion of the year with Ben Kennedy and Cale Gale behind the wheel.
Carrier and his TSM team will be at Bristol Motor Speedway Wednesday night providing support for Kennedy Racing's No. 96 entry in the Titan Roof 150. Carrier will also call the shots for the No. 96 at Iowa, Chicago, Martinsville and Homestead-Miami Speedway.
"I look forward to the opportunity to compete again in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series," said Carrier. "I enjoy working with young talent, and I think Ben Kennedy and Cale Gale have what it takes to be successful in this sport. We have a great team behind us at Turner Scott Motorsports, and I am looking forward to getting to work and joining the truck series this week at Bristol."