Ryan Truex will compete in the Xfinity Series for opener Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 19 for Sam Hunt Racing. Circle B Diecast will sponsor the No. 26 Toyota GR Supra.
“Being able to work with Ryan, not only a real talent, but one of my best friends, is definitely one of the coolest opportunities I’ve had as a car owner,” said Sam Hunt in a team release. “He’s a proven driver and well deserving, and he can also help continue SHR’s growth with his experience and knowledge of where we are at as a team. We know each other far past the sport, and we have been able to lend advice to one another prior to this as friends. Anytime you get to go to work with one of your favorite people – I see it as a win. We will have a beautiful, fast Circle B Diecast Toyota GR Supra in Daytona, and I believe a real shot to stir the pot and contend for a win. Ryan will be a big part of SHR’s growth both on and off the track in 2022.”
29 year old Truex has 78 Xfinity Series starts with four top-5’s and 24 top-10’s. 2018 is the only full-time season he has run where he made the Xfinity Series playoffs and finished 12th in the standings.
“Sam and I have known each other for a long time. We’ve become great friends and I’ve watched him build Sam Hunt Racing into the powerhouse it is today,” said Ryan Truex in a team release. “I’m thankful that our friendship has grown into a business relationship and for the opportunity Sam has given me. I will give it everything I’ve got to get SHR and Circle B Diecast a solid finish at Daytona.”
Truex plans to run additional races for Sam Hunt Racing, which will be announced at a later date.