NASCAR Modified star Doug Coby to make Truck debut at Bristol

Six-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Trip champ Doug Coby will make his NASCAR Outdoor camping World Truck Series launching Sept. 16 at Bristol Motor Speedway for GMS Racing.

The 41-year-old Coby will drive the group’s No. 24 Chevrolet Silverado for his very first race ever in a NASCAR nationwide department.

The entry has actually been run by several chauffeurs given that the departure of Raphael Lessard in early May. Ruling Cup Series champion Chase Elliott ended up second in it last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway behind winner John Hunter Nemechek.

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Last weekend likewise saw Coby win the inaugural Super star Racing Experience occasion at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway. NASCAR Hall of Famers Tony Stewart and Ray Evernham are amongst the series’ co-founders.

GMS Racing president Mike Beam acted as Coby’s celeb team chief for the occasion.

“My racing career has been filled with chance meetings where I come across someone who ends up opening another door for me, and last weekend’s SRX event at Stafford with Mike was another one of those cases,” Coby stated in a group release.

“For Mike to leave the event and speak with (team owner) Maury Gallagher about putting me in one of their trucks at Bristol is phenomenal and I’m grateful for the opportunity to prove myself in the Camping World Truck Series.

“I’m really looking forward to working with all the guys on the 24 team at one of my favorite tracks. It doesn’t get any better than Bristol!”

Coby has actually made 8 Whelen Modified Trip begins at Bristol in his profession. His finest surface was 2nd in 2017, among 4 top-five surfaces at Bristol.

He tape-recorded his 30th profession Whelen Modified Trip success on Might 15 at Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway.

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