MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Ryan Truex will pilot the No. 71 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet during the season-opening Daytona 500 week at Daytona Int’l Speedway.
The younger brother of 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. has made starts in all three NASCAR national series.
“I am very thankful to TBR and Tommy Baldwin for this opportunity and can’t wait to get to Daytona and back in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car,” said Truex. “The pressure is on to make it into the race, but Tommy is a true racer, and I know he will put everything into the car to give us a great shot.”
“I’m excited to have Ryan back in a Tommy Baldwin Racing car,” team owner Tommy Baldwin said. “We had success at Daytona in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, in the past. I’ve known the Truex family a very long time, and it’s special that we’ll be able to compete in the Daytona 500 together, and hopefully more races as the year goes on. We are still in search of a primary sponsor that we’re hoping to put together in time to give TBR a great run this year.”