Camping World Truck Series

NCWTS: Justin Boston to Make Debut at Bristol


DENVER, Colo. — Venturini Motorsports announced on Thursday that Justin Boston will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at the Bristol Motor Speedway on August 20.

ZLOOP, who has been a loyal sponsor of Boston, will be featured on his No. 25 Toyota Tundra. He will also make starts in three more races at the Texas Motor Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway and the finale at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Team owner, Billy Venturini, will serve as the crew chief for the 24-year-old.

“We’re all stoked to head to Bristol to make our series debut,” Boston said. “ZLOOP is the presenting sponsor for the race so it gives us a little added excitement for the day. I feel really confident going in because as a team we’ve always ran well on the short tracks, especially the two high-banked half-miles the ARCA Series runs on, Salem and Winchester.”

It will be interesting to see Boston transition from the ARCA Racing Series over into the boxier trucks. Several drivers have moved up into the truck series from ARCA, which include, Mason Mingus, Joey Coulter and Spencer Gallagher.

“It’s going to be interesting to see how differently they drive from one another,” he said. “The bodywork is obviously completely different, but as a driver it should be the same for me inside the car. It’s just going to be learning the sight lines from the cockpit and getting the feel of how close you can run to the other trucks out there. If this race is anything like the ARCA races at Salem and Winchester I expect it will get really physical so I’ll need to know where the limits are.”

In nearly two seasons of full-time action in the ARCA Racing Series, Boston has one win, 13 top-five and 24 top-10 finishes. He has started four of those races from the pole. He nearly captured the victory two races ago at the Chicagoland Speedway but had to settle for the runner-up spot. He finished fifth in his last outing at the Pocono Raceway.

“It’s awesome to have Billy on the pit box for this race,” he said. “He knows what I look for in the ARCA car and he’ll really help get me up to speed in the truck too. His experience as a driver helps relate to the feedback I give. It’s great to have that chemistry with your crew chief. He almost knows what I am going to say before I say it, and that’s going to be huge as we try to adjust to a new type of racecar, a new track, and a new racing series.”

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About Brett Winningham

Brett Winningham is a Contributing Writer in the NASCAR department at Rubbings Racing and can be followed on Twitter at @NASCAR_BRETT. A native of Joplin, Missouri, Winningham covers multiple NASCAR events in the midwest each season.

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