The season opener for the Camping World Truck Series is now only three days away, and teams are still announcing their plans for the Daytona race, as well as their full-season plans.
German Quiroga will drive for Red Horse Racing; he will drive the No. 77 Toyota competing in the full season and running for Rookie of the Year. He will be sponsored by NET10 Wireless in 12 of the 22 races, including Friday's NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona.
Quiroga won the 2011 NASCAR Mexico Series championship. He has six career Truck Series starts that came in 2011 and 2012, all of them with Kyle Busch Motorsports. His best finish was eighth at Talladega in 2012. He will have Dan Stillman as his crew chief. Stillman is a veteran crew chief of the Nationwide series, with five wins, a second place points finish, and seven pole awards under his belt.
He joins Timothy Peters and John Wes Townley as full-time drivers for Red Horse Racing this season.
Hillman Racing and Team 7 Motorsports announced Tuesday that they will combine efforts to field the No. 27 Chevrolet full-time in the Truck Series. Jeff Agnew will be the driver for the start of the 2013 season. Agnew will make his first start at Daytona on Friday.
Hillman Racing opened doors in 2012, but is the same equipment and management team from Germain Racing that won the 2006 and 2010 Truck Series championships. Doug Weddle and Mark Hillman will both call the shots for the No. 27 at Daytona.
The 47-year old Agnew has 14 career Truck Series starts over the past two seasons. He is a veteran of the Rev-Oil Pro Cup Series where he won the championship in 1998 and 2003 and has 20 wins. He holds numerous series records including total series starts (237) and top-10 finishes (153).
Twenty-year old Brett Moffitt will race at least five times for Hattori Racing Enterprises in the 2013 Truck Series. He will drive full-time for HRE in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East as well. HRE and Moffitt plan to race in the Camping World Trucks Series at Charlotte on May 17, Kentucky Speedway on June 27, Michigan International Speedway on August 17, Iowa Speedway on September 8, and at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 15. More Truck Series races could be added for Moffitt if sponsorship is obtained.
Randy Goss will serve as crew chief for Moffitt in the Truck races. He served as Greg Biffle's crew chief during his championship years in the Truck Series and the Nationwide Series. Moffitt also will continue to be a NASCAR Sprint Cup test driver for Michael Waltrip Racing.
He made one Nationwide Series start in 2012 for RAB Racing and finished ninth in that race at Iowa Speedway. He has competed full time the past four seasons in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East with finishes of third, second, third, and third in the points standings. He has nine wins and 34 top 10's in those 47 starts.
Kyle Busch Motorsports announced on Tuesday that GunBroker.com will sponsor Joey Coulter's No. 18 Toyota in five Truck Series races this season. The first will be on Friday at Daytona then at Bristol Motor Speedway August 21, Las Vegas Motor Speedway September 28, Phoenix International Raceway November 9 and in the Truck Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway November 15.Tags: Brett Moffitt, Camping World Truck Series, Dan Stillman, Doug Weddle, German Quiroga, Hillman Racing, Jeff Agnew, Joey Coulter, Kyle Busch Motorsports, Motorsports, NextEra Energy Resources 250, Randy Goss, Red Horse Racing