On Monday, February 9th, NTS Motorsports unveiled their line-up for the 2015 Camping World Truck Series season.
2013 Southern Super Series Champion Daniel Hemric will pilot the No. 14 Chevrolet Silverado on a full-time basis, contending for 2015 Sunoco Rookie of the Year Honors. The 24-year-old has won championships in each level of racing that he has competed at, highlighted by the SSS championship two years ago. Hemric has made three truck starts in his career to date, highlighted by a 12th place finish last season at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He will also participate in three ARCA race, driving the No. 92 Chevrolet Impala, beginning with the season opener at Daytona. Ryan McKinney will be calling the shorts for Hemric, with California Clean Power on board as the sponsor for Daytona and Atlanta. Additional sponsor announcements are forthcoming.
2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion James Buescher will be behind the wheel of the No. 31 Silverado for select races. NTS mentioned in the release that the truck would run full-time, but didn’t mention any other drivers. The 24-year-old has six wins, five poles, 31 top-fives and 60 top-10s in the Truck Series, dating back to 2008. The Texas native has made 91 XFINITY starts, including the full schedule last season for RAB Racing, with a victory in 2012 at Daytona International Speedway while driving for Turner Scott Motorsports. Rice will serve as the crew chief, with Buescher featuring sponsorship from GunBroker.com.
A third truck will be entered with the No. 20 Cherolet Silverado, with Gray Gaulding running eight races and Scott Lagasse Jr. running two races. 16-year-old Gaulding ran nine events last year, scoring a best career finish of fourth at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. The Virginia native will once again be sponsored by Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. He will also be running the full K&N schedule for NTS. Lagasse, meanwhile, will have sponsorship from Florida Department of Transportation’s Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow initiative, in addition to the Boy Scouts of America, as he sets out to run both the season opener at Daytona, and season finale at Homestead. The 34-year-old has made 19 truck starts, with a best career finish of 18th at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2006. Doug Howe will serve as the crew chief.
In addition, NTS Motorsports named Rick Carelli as the team’s general manager. Carelli is a member of the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame and raced in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series from 1995 to 2000, winning four races. He was previously the team manager for Kevin Harvick Incorporated, and spotted for Kurt Busch in the Sprint Cup Series last year. Chris Rice will remain as the organization’s director of competition.