Kernersville, NC (March 17, 2014) — Photo credit Gray Gaulding — NTS Motorsports announced Monday that Chase Pistone has inked a deal to race fourteen (14) NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races in 2014 in the No.9 Chevrolet Silverado.
Pistone is set to make his debut for NTS Motorsports in the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway on March 29th. Pistone will be testing with his No. 9 NTS Motorsports team on March 18th and 19th at the half-mile along with NTS teammate Gray Gaulding.
Pistone’s schedule will go on to include NASCAR’s return to Gateway Motorsports Park, Kentucky Speedway on June 26th, Iowa Speedway, Pocono Speedway and the remainder of the 2014 NCWTS season with the exceptions of Eldora Speedway, Canadian Tire Motorsports Park and Homestead-Miami Speedway, for which a driver is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
Pistone’s No. 9 team will be led by veteran crew chief Gere Kennon and a talented group that he has organized around him.
“I am excited to see Chase get this opportunity. I have always enjoyed working with rookies and helping them get to the next level,” said Kennon.
Pistone, who grew up around racing the INEX Legend Cars and then Late Models around the Carolina’s moved into what is now known as the CARS Pro Cup Series. Pistone spent some time in the NASCAR’s national series but has since taken time off to run his own INEX Legends Cars and Super Late Model team out of Mooresville, NC.
Pistone helped groom young talented driver such as NTS Motorsports’ own Gray Gaulding, who won the 2010 INEX Young Lion Legend Cars National Championship for Chase Pistone Inc.
“It’s pretty incredible how the circle of life is,” said Pistone. “I have known Gray (Gaulding) and his father Dwayne for several years. Gray drove legend cars out of my stable and was always one to keep your eye one. I can’t thank Dwayne, Bob Newberry, and all the guys at NTS for giving me this opportunity. The equipment and preparation that goes into each race vehicle at NTS is unbelievable, I can’t wait to get back in the seat and learn from these guys.”
“Signing Chase Pistone to drive at NTS is a momentum mover. Dwayne Gaulding, Gere Kennon, Jeff Hensley, Doug Howe and all the guys inside the shop have really turned NTS Motorsports around in 2014. They are building some of the nicest trucks in the NCWTS garage area and now to have Chase racing in 14 races this year gives them a driver with nearly a full time schedule” said Bob Newberry, owner of NTS Motorsports.
Chase Pistone – No. 9 Chevrolet Silverado – 2014 NCWTS Schedule
March 29th – Martinsville Speedway
June 14th – Gateway Speedway
June 26th – Kentucky Motor Speedway
July 11th – Iowa Speedway
August 2nd – Pocono Speedway
August 16th – Michigan International Raceway
August 20th – Bristol Motor Speedway
September 12th – Chicagoland Raceway
September 20th – New Hampshire Motor Speedway
September 27th – Las Vegas Motor Speedway
October 18th – Talladega Superspeedway
October 25th – Martinsville Speedway
October 31st – Texas Motor Speedway
November 7th – Phoenix International Raceway
About NTS Motorsports
Established in Bakersfield, California by Bob Newberry, NTS Motorsports is a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) and NASCAR K&N Pro Series (NKNPSE) team based in Kernersville, North Carolina. NTS Motorsports began as a family racing team and has quickly emerged as one of the most competitive teams in NASCAR. Continuing to develop talented drivers, NTS fields cars on the West Coast in the Spears SRL South West Tour and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. In 2014, NTS will field two full-time cars in the NKNPSE and two full-time trucks in the NCWTS.