CONCORD, N.C. – Often when a driver begins driving for a new team there is a period of adjustment. However, in the case of Dakoda Armstrong and Turn One Racing, they have jelled quickly.
Although Armstrong is still adjusting to driving the heavier NASCAR Camping World Truck Series vehicles from his background in sprint cars, the New Castle, Ind., driver is already comfortable.
Armstrong sits 10th in the standings and has one top-10 finish with his new team (at Martinsville); and if not for a little bad luck in a couple of races, he feels the team could be even higher.
“I think we are off to a pretty good start even though we had a couple of races we feel we should have finished better than we did,” Armstrong said. “We are a new team and everyone is still getting used to working with each other, but I feel we work together very well and Stacy [Compton] is really involved in our success.”
Compton is a former NCWTS competitor himself with a pair of wins on his resume, and Armstrong says the experience behind the wheel has made Compton not only a great owner but a good teacher also.
“Stacy is always on the radio offering advice and he has even jumped in the truck when we test to help us work on the truck to make it better,” Armstrong said.
Armstrong will return to action in the May 17 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and will compete in the following week’s NNS race driving for Richard Childress Racing.