KERNERSVILLE, N.C. – NTS Motorsports has signed Chase Pistone to compete in 14 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races this season in the No. 9 Chevrolet Silverado.
Pistone is set to make his debut for NTS Motorsports in the Kroger 250 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on March 29. Pistone, the grandson of retired NASCAR racer “Tiger” Tom Pistone, will be testing with his No. 9 NTS Motorsports team on March 18-19 at the half-mile along with NTS teammate Gray Gaulding.
Pistone’s schedule will go on to include NASCAR’s return to Gateway Motorsports Park, Kentucky Speedway, Iowa Speedway, Pocono Raceway and the remainder of the 2014 NCWTS season with the exceptions of Eldora Speedway, Canadian Tire Motorsports Park and Homestead-Miami Speedway. The team will be lead by crew chief Gere Kennon.
Pistone grew up around racing the INEX Legend Cars and then late models around the Carolina’s moved into what is now known as the CARS Pro Cup Series. Pistone has one career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start, which came at Martinsville in 2005. He also has one career start in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2006. He also operates his own driver development organization, known as Chase Pistone Inc.
“It’s pretty incredible how the circle of life is,” said Pistone. “I have known Gray (Gaulding) and his father Dwayne for several years. Gray drove legend cars out of my stable and was always one to keep your eye one. I can’t thank Dwayne, Bob Newberry, and all the guys at NTS for giving me this opportunity. The equipment and preparation that goes into each race vehicle at NTS is unbelievable, I can’t wait to get back in the seat and learn from these guys.”
“Signing Chase Pistone to drive at NTS is a momentum mover. Dwayne Gaulding, Gere Kennon, Jeff Hensley, Doug Howe and all the guys inside the shop have really turned NTS Motorsports around in 2014. They are building some of the nicest trucks in the NCWTS garage area and now to have Chase racing in 14 races this year gives them a driver with nearly a full time schedule,” said Bob Newberry, owner of NTS Motorsports.