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NCWTS: Justin Boston – No. 54 ZLOOP Tundra NCWTS Martinsville Advance

Boston Likes Martinsville’s Curb Appeal

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 24, 2015) – No stranger to short tracks after two seasons in the ARCA Racing Series, Justin Boston feels right at home heading to Martinsville (Va.) Speedway this weekend for the Kroger 250. It will be his first start in the Truck Series in the No. 54 ZLOOP® Tundra at the tricky 0.526-mile track, but between a day of testing last week and a strong performance history from the Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) teams, Boston feels confident heading into the weekend.

Justin Boston Martinsville Testing

 

KBM drivers have collected four wins, three poles, 492 laps led, 10 top-five and 14 top-10 finishes resulting in an average finish of 7.5 across 19 starts at Martinsville. All four wins have come in the fall events, two by Denny Hamlin and two by Darrell Wallace Jr.

 

Although Boston has never raced a truck at Martinsville, he did have an impressive showing in a Late Model race there in 2012. He worked hard for a top-10 finish after starting 30th and using all 150 laps to work his way up to ninth place. That experience combined with his test session last week, will give the rookie additional confidence heading into a notoriously difficult track.

 

Boston will also have new colors on his Tundra this weekend. ZLOOP® will be featured on the No. 54 Toyota Tundra at Martinsville.  ZLOOP Computer and Electronics Recycling Centers make eWaste recycling easy. Encouraging the public to recycle old computers, cell phones, printers, electronic devices and phone systems, ZLOOP is the only national eWaste franchise and guarantees disposal of eWaste safely and securely.

 

Justin Boston, Driver of the No. 54 NCWTS ZLOOP Tundra:

Although not in a truck, how will having one prior start at Martinsville help you this weekend?

“I’ve been to Martinsville before in a Late Model race in 2012, so I think that experience will definitely help. It’s a tough place, and it’s definitely not easy on rookies. It takes a lot of discipline and it’s not easy. You have to race the track as much as you have to race your competitors.”

 

Can you compare Martinsville to any of the ARCA tracks where you have previously raced at?

“Madison (Wis.) sticks out as one of the tracks that is kind of similar to Martinsville to me. Fortunately we got the win there last year. I feel like tracks that have a lot of braking play a lot into my favor. I feel like I ran well at those tracks last year. We just have to put all the laps together to make sure we’re there at the end and don’t get roughed up to the point where we’re sitting on the sidelines.”

 

What were you able to learn testing at Martinsville last week?

“We unloaded with exactly what the 54 truck had last year and it was definitely fast. We tried some things throughout the day, but the biggest thing I had to work on as a driver was my braking points.  It’s a fine line for corner entry, learning how to get in and off the corners consistently. The test definitely helped, since I’ve not raced on a short track in a truck yet. The track will be faster since it will be cooler than when we tested, but KBM has a good notebook there. I just have to give my guys good information in practice to keep making the ZLOOP Tundra better.”

 

Shannon Rursch, Crew Chief of the No. 54 NCWTS ZLOOP Toyota Tundra:

How much did testing at Martinsville help last week?

“The test last week went really well. We were able to test the same Tundra we are racing this weekend, and Justin’s lap times improved throughout the day. His fastest laps were at the very end of the test, so it definitely shortened his learning curve for the race. We’ll have a lot of practice and extra tires on Friday to fine tune things, so I expect Justin to have a strong run at Martinsville.”

 

Justin Boston’s No. 54 ZLOOP Tundra:

KBM-014: The No. 54 ZLOOP team will roll out KBM-014 for Saturday’s Kroger 250at Martinsville Speedway. This Tundra was last raced by Erik Jones at Martinsville in October 2014, where he finished fourth. It has three top-five finishes across eight career starts since 2013.

 

KBM-014 Performance Profile

 

Date

Site

Driver

Start

Finish

Laps

Laps Led

Status

10/25/2014

Martinsville

Jones

15

4

200/200

0

Running

6/14/2014

Gateway

Jones

3

23

153/160

4

Accident

3/30/2014

Martinsville

Jones

4

18

256/256

0

Running

11/15/2013

Homestead

Coulter

25

27

142/148

0

Running

11/1/2013

Texas

Coulter

19

12

147/147

0

Running

8/3/2013

Pocono

Coulter

10

4

54/54

0

Running

5/17/2013

Charlotte

Coulter

17

32

90/134

0

Running

4/20/2013

Kansas

Coulter

11

2

167/167

15

Running

Totals

8 starts, 0 Wins

13.0

15.3

19

 

 

Notes of Interest:

Justin Boston 2015:

  • Earned a NCWTS career-best sixth-place starting position and 16th-place finish at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway (2/28/15)

Justin Boston 2014:

  • Collected two ARCA Racing Series victories (Toledo Speedway and Madison Speedway) and three pole awards
  • Registered seven top-five and 13 top-10 finishes en route to a fifth-place finish in the ARCA Racing championship point standings
  • Posted top-12 finishes in both of his NASCAR XFINITY Series starts for Joe Gibbs Racing, including a ninth-place finish at Kentucky Speedway in September
  • Made NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Bristol Motor Speedway in August

Justin Boston 2013:

  • Earned eight top-five and 16 top-10 finishes en route to a third-place finish in the ARCA Racing championship point standings

Justin Boston 2009:

  • Garnered four top-10 finishes and 21 laps led in six USAR Pro Cup Series starts

 

Before getting behind the wheel of a stock car, Boston cut his racing teeth in motocross at the age of five. He won his first race at the age of six in the 50cc class at Timonium State Fairgrounds indoor short track and went on to register over 300 podiums while competing in the 50cc/65cc/80cc and 85cc divisions. The talented youngster won the Maryland State Championship in the 50cc division at Budds Creek Motocross Park in 1998 and competed in the Loretta Lynn Amateur Motocross Championships for three consecutive years (1998-2000), where he raced against current American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) stars Mike Alessi, Zach Osborne and Cole Seely.

 

Kyle Busch Motorsports’ No. 54 Tundra:

  • Earned five wins, three poles, 963 laps led, 14 top-five and 26 top-10 finishes across 46 starts since 2013
  • Finished fourth in the Owner’s Championship standings in 2014 and 10th in 2013

KBM NCWTS Program

  • Has collected three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Owner’s Championships, 39 Truck Series victories and 18 poles across 207 starts since originating in 2010
  • 39 career Truck Series victories as an organization ranks third all-time behind Roush (50) and Kevin Harvick Inc. (43)
  • 14 victories as an organization during the 2014 season broke the Truck Series record of 12 set by Ultra Motorsports in 2001
  • Six different drivers have won a race for KBM, led by owner-driver Kyle Busch with 26. Darrell Wallace Jr. collected five victories, Erik Jones has posted  four wins, Denny Hamlin produced two victories and Kasey Kahne and Brian Scott both collected one triumph
  • Has collected victories at 17 of the 21 tracks on the 2015 schedule, excluding Atlanta Motor Speedway, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Michigan International Speedway and Pocono Raceway

 

KBM NCWTS @ Martinsville Speedway

  • KBM drivers have collected four wins, three poles, 492 laps led, 10 top-five and 14 top-10 finishes resulting in an average finish of 7.5 across 19 starts at Martinsville
  • Denny Hamlin and Darrell Wallace Jr. each have two wins for KBM at ‘The Paperclip’
  • All four of KBM’s wins at the Virginia track have come in the fall event
  • Wallace Jr., Hamlin and owner-driver Kyle Busch have each captured one pole at the .526-mile oval
  • At least one KBM Tundra has finished inside the top three in eight of the 10 events the team has entered at the track since its inaugural season in 2010 and the team’s drivers have combined to complete a remarkable 99.9% (4265 of 4268) of the total laps

 

The Rursch Report:

Shannon Rursch will call the shots for Justin Boston’s rookie campaign in the Truck Series in 2015. The Iowa native may be new to KBM, but is no stranger to sitting atop the pit box. Rursch comes to KBM from Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM), where he most recently served as crew chief for the No. 31 team in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. In addition to leading the XFINITY Series team in 2014, he collected three top-10 finishes in four starts as crew chief for TSM in select Truck Series events last season.

 

Rursch has one top-10 finish as a crew chief in the Camping World Truck Series at Martinsville which came last spring when Ron Hornaday Jr., finished ninth after leading 62 laps.

 

Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 54 Toyota Tundra 2015 NCWTS Box Score:

 

Date

Site

Driver

Start

Finish

Laps

Laps Led

Status

Driver Pts./Pos.

Money Won

2/20

Daytona Boston

25

29

18/100

0

Accident

15/24th

$14,550

2/28

Atlanta Boston

6

16

129/130

0

Running

43/18th

$15,168


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