Drew Herring is the latest driver to sign with Kyle Busch Motorsports for a race in the trucks series.
It was announced Wednesday in a press release by Kyle Busch Motorsports that Herring will be racing in the No.18 truck when the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series goes to Iowa Speedway. The American Ethanol 200 in September will be Herring’s Trucks series debut.
Herring commented on Twitter that he is excited about his latest opportunity with KBM.
“Really looking forward to the opportunity to get behind the @KBMteam 18 Tundra at Iowa, thnx to @KyleBusch and everyone @KBMteam #pumped,” said Herring in a tweet.
With KBM’s latest addition with Herring, it rounds out the 2012 trucks season for Kyle Busch Motorsports. Herring will be joining Jason Leffler, Denny Hamlin, and Brian Scott as drivers for the No.18 truck in the remainder of the season.
In his NASCAR career Herring has made eight Nationwide Series starts. He ran in four races with Joe Gibbs Racing in the 2011 Nationwide Series, with an 11th place finish at Iowa.
KBM general manager Rick Ren has good references about Herring and expects the driver to adapt to the No.18 truck quickly.
“Everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing speaks very highly of Drew, and from having him around our Nationwide Series team for some races this year, I’ve learner that he’s a very knowledgeable young man,” said Ren in the press release. “Iowa is a track that he is already comfortable getting around and he’ll get some more laps around there when he practices our Monster Energy Camry for Kurt (Busch) next week. Our job will be to educate him on the differences in the feel of a Nationwide car versus the truck, but I think that he’ll adapt very quickly and have a strong run for us.”