A new partnership between Martins Motorsports and Brandonbilt Motorsports is expected to keep the No. 44 Chevrolet Silverado on track for all 23 races during the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.
“It just makes a lot of sense for everyone involved,” Martins Motorsports owner Craig Martins said. “I got to know (Brandonbilt Motorsports owner) Jerry Brown pretty well last year, and talked about partnering up for this season. It’s a couple of small teams working together.”
The partnership puts Brandon Brown in the No. 44 at Daytona International Speedway with Tommy Joe Martins, the team’s expected primary driver, racing for a different unnamed team at Daytona.
“I got an offer that was too good to pass up,” Tommy Joe Martins said. “Still haven’t released the details on it, but I’m pretty sure we’re going to do that this week. Really excited for this opportunity, and I think my fans will be as well.”
It’s currently unknown how many races Brown will run in the No. 44 at this time, but Brown will hope to build on a career-high fourth-place finish from last year’s race at Daytona.