Newman Joins SMW-NEMCO Truck Effort

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Ryan Newman has filed an entry for Thursday's USAC Silver Crown Series Rich Vogler Classic at Lucas Oil Raceway. (HHP/Harold Hinson Photo)
Ryan Newman has joined NEMCO-SMW Motorsports to race in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway this weekend. (HHP/Harold Hinson Photo)
Ryan Newman has joined SMW-NEMCO Motorsports to race in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway this weekend. (HHP/Harold Hinson Photo)

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ryan Newman will compete for SWM-NEMCO Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event at the Kansas Speedway this Friday.

Newman will pilot the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado highlighting Rescue Ranch. The race marks Newman’s return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the first time in almost two years.

“As part of the Chevrolet family, we welcome Ryan Newman into SWM-NEMCO Motorsports to drive our No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado,” team co-owner and driver Joe Nemechek said. “Ryan has won in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series before, and will be able to provide valuable feedback for our team.”

Newman has five previous starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, collecting various accolades at each start, including a victory at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway in 2008, a pole award at Tennessee’s Bristol Motor Speedway, and five top-five finishes. Newman’s most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entry was the Mud Summer Classic at the Eldora Speedway in 2013, where he started 10th and finished third while competing for Steve Turner.

SWM-NEMCO Motorsports crew chief Gere Kennon will be atop the pit box for Newman at Kansas Speedway.

“I look forward to returning to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series,” Newman said. “I saw this as an opportunity to help a fellow Chevrolet team, and John Hunter Nemechek, a driver that I believe has a future in NASCAR.”