LONG POND, Pa. – Officials from Diversified Motorsports Enterprises have announced that the team has added Saturday afternoon’s Pocono Organics 150 to its NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series schedule.
Robby Lyons, 31, will drive the team’s No. 97 Chevrolet Silverado at Pocono Raceway.
Team owner Logan Puckett reiterated that NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie Jesse Little remains the team’s primary driver with sponsor Teletrac Navman.
Lyons will have sponsorship from Sunwest Construction for the sixth Truck Series race of the season.
“Diversified Motorsports Enterprises is focused on growing our program and that includes adding additional races to our schedule even with a different driver from time to time,” said Puckett. “Jesse has done an outstanding job for us this season and is a great ambassador for our partner Teletrac Navman.
“It’s always been our goal to explore the driver development arena and with this opportunity presented itself, we decided to give it a try and see if this is area we can expand to in the future.”
Under the leadership of Bruce Cook, Lyons, a native of Seminole, Fla. will make his Pocono Raceway debut. In 12 prior NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series starts, Lyons has a career-best finish of 12th in his series debut at Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway in 2017.
In addition to Trucks, Lyons has also run four NASCAR Xfinity Series races this season for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller including last weekend at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway where he earned a respectable 19th-place finish.
“Bruce and Robby have some history working together in some previous races, so I’m eager to see what they can do together on Saturday,” added Puckett. “We are dedicated to building a stronger foundation the more we race this season and look forward to the feedback from Pocono that can potentially be beneficial when Jesse returns in a few weeks.”