MOORESVILLE, N.C.- Red Horse Team PR/Photo – Red Horse Racing announced today that 2014 Sunoco Rookie of the Year Ben Kennedy will join the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team to drive the No. 11 Toyota Tundra.
“I am very excited to return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2015 and to be driving for Red Horse Racing,” Kennedy said. “The team has a solid foundation in the Camping World Truck Series, celebrating their 10th year in 2015. It will be an honor to drive the No. 11 Toyota Tundra, the winningest number in NASCAR history.”
Red Horse Racing team owner Tom DeLoach commented, “We are thrilled to have Ben (Kennedy) join us at Red Horse Racing. Ben is a very talented young driver, and I think he is going to fit right into our Red Horse family. We consider ourselves one team with multiple trucks, and I expect to see a lot of success from this organization in 2015.”
Kennedy began his racing career in quarter-midgets, later graduating to full-sized stock trucks on the short tracks of central Florida. The Daytona Beach native won Pro-Truck championship titles in 2009, and followed with a Super Late Model championship and Rookie of the Year honors in 2010. Kennedy entered the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in 2011. In 2012, he made history winning the first NASCAR-sanctioned Euro Racecar Series oval track event at Tours Speedway in France. In 2013, Kennedy finished fourth in the K&N Pro Series East championship point standings with two wins, one pole award, three top-five and nine top-10 finishes, and was crowned the series’ Most Popular Driver. He entered full-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition in 2014, starting on the pole for the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway, one top-five and seven top-10 finishes, and claiming Rookie of the Year honors.
Founded in 2005, Red Horse Racing will kick off its 10th year of Camping World Truck Series competition in the season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015.