INDIANAPOLIS – Two-time USAC national champion Chris Windom will drive for Tucker-Boat Motorsports during the full 2020 NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series season.
Windom’s 2016 Silver Crown and 2017 AMSOIL National Sprint Car titles have him just one NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series championship shy of becoming the seventh USAC Triple Crown champion to have won all three national titles in his career.
It would add him to a group that includes Tony Stewart, J.J. Yeley, Pancho Carter, Dave Darland, Jerry Coons Jr. and Tracy Hines.
The Canton, Ill. native, who now resides in St. Louis, Mo., believes Tucker-Boat Motorsports provides him with an opportunity to become the next in that group.
“They run a top-notch operation,” Windom said. “They pay close attention to detail, as does everyone at the top of the midget standings, but I just felt like I’ve always gotten along great with Chad. At the point I’m at in my career, this is the right move for me.”
Windom arrives at Tucker-Boat Motorsports following a successful 2019 campaign with Clauson/Marshall Racing, with whom he collected his first two career series wins at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway and Pennsylvania’s Grandview Speedway.
Following the season, Windom and CMR parted ways. He then scoped out the possible landing spots, and a deal was made with Tucker-Boat to step into a full-time ride.
“I have nothing bad to say about anybody at CMR,” Windom said. “We had a great year, and without Tyler having a record setting season, I think we would’ve been battling for a championship. I have nothing but good things to say about all those guys there.
“They definitely worked their butts off to give me a great car all year, but once I left there, I felt this was the best opportunity out there to go to.”
With primary sponsorship from NOS Energy Drink, Windom takes on driving duties for a team which won two events in 2019 with two different drivers, team owner Chad Boat at Pennsylvania’s Path Valley Speedway Park and Gio Scelzi at Placerville (Calif.) Speedway.
“I’ve had the opportunity to race with Chris for a long time,” Boat noted. “We’ve both been around USAC and done other types of racing, and I think we’ll complement each other very well. I think, as a driver, I have an understanding of what he’ll need in the car.
“We definitely have high expectations for the team that we can go out and compete for wins every night.”