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Ryan Truex Gets Promoted to XFINITY Series

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After a successful campaign in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Ryan Truex will get to move up to the NASCAR XFINITY Series. It was announced on Tuesday that he will drive the No. 11 Chevrolet for Kaulig Racing in 2018.

“I’m extremely excited to be making the move back into the Xfinity Series,” said Truex. “In just two years Kaulig Racing has proved to be a highly competitive team each race and it should be a great fit. Last season I saw a lot of improvements in my racing and hopefully this year I can continue the success Kaulig Racing has built and compete for the championship at the end of the year.”

Truex is coming off a truck series season, placing ninth in the year-end standings with Hattori Racing Enterprises. The younger brother of current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) champion Martin Truex Jr. is  also a two-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series  East Champion.

Since forming the team, the Matt Kaulig-led organization has successfully made the playoffs in both years with Blake Koch behind the whheel, along with two stage victories. 


“When we started this team two years ago I knew we had the potential to be one of the strongest teams in the XFINITY Series and I think we’re within reach of that goal,” Kaulig  said. “Ryan is going to be a great addition to the team and I have some high hopes for this season. Each year we keep improving as a team and I think this season we’ll be able to get some wins and make another run in the playoffs. Everyone at Kaulig Racing is excited to have Ryan on board and it should be a great, fun year.”



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Ashley McCubbin

Currently the Executive Editor for Popular Speed, Ashley McCubbin also runs Short Track Musings, while handling media relations for OSCAAR. Currently living in Bradford, Ontario, she spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area taking photos.