Nov 08 Sargeant and Performance Plus Motor Oil Make 2017 NASCAR Truck Series Debut with MDM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Nov. 8, 2017) – Dalton Sargeant and MDM Motorsports are proud to announce their debut together at Phoenix Raceway on November 10 and then the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season finale at Homestead-Miami on November 17. Sargeant, a member of the 2015 NASCAR Next class who already has four career NCWTS starts will pilot the Performance Plus Motor Oil No. 99 Chevrolet Silverado with the same familiar colors that he drove to victory lane at Iowa Speedway in ARCA Racing Series competition earlier this year.
Sargeant is no stranger to Phoenix Raceway after finishing 4th in the K&N Pro Series event in 2015, as well as competing inside the top-10 in the Truck Series event that same year. Although Phoenix is a familiar setting, Homestead-Miami Speedway holds a special place for the 19-year-old rookie driver from nearby Boca Raton, FL.
“I can’t thank all of the great people at Performance Plus Motor Oil and MDM Motorsports enough for this opportunity,” said Sargeant. “Phoenix is one of my favorite race tracks and I basically started my racing career in the parking lot of Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2006 so it’s going to be a really exciting two weeks to close out the Camping World Truck Series season. My brother and I received our first go-karts for Christmas and one of the first places we brought them was to the track they set up in the parking lot behind the main grandstands at Homestead-Miami Speedway. I remember racing around that parking lot track for hours upon hours when I first started, always in the shadow of the big track with my whole family there camped out to watch. To get the opportunity to run my first laps at the big Homestead-Miami track is a huge opportunity and something I’ve been looking forward to for a long time.”
Performance Plus Motor Oil will make their third start with Sargeant, already scoring a victory in their debut race together at Iowa Speedway in ARCA Racing Series competition this past July.
“We’re very excited to enter the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2017 with Dalton Sargeant at Phoenix Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway,” said Director of Industrial Lubricants James Drozdowski. “Dalton has been impressive throughout our first two races together and when Dalton took the Performance Plus car to victory lane at Iowa Speedway we proved that our products can be trusted in the most demanding of environments. The end of the season is near and that always means a little more excitement. We have high expectations for Sargeant and MDM Motorsports and looking forward to seeing the No. 99 Performance Plus Truck near the front.”
MDM Motorsports has also visited victory lane in 2017 in both the Camping World Truck Series with Darrell Wallace Jr. and the ARCA Racing Series with five different drivers. The No. 99 Performance Plus Motor Oil team will be led by veteran crew chief, Shane Huffman, who has a combined seven starts as a crew chief at Phoenix and Homestead.
“I know this MDM team is ready to go back to the race track with something to prove these last two races and having a driver of Dalton’s talent and ability will certainly make that achievable,” said Huffman. “I’ve had some fast trucks at Phoenix the past two years, so I know we’ll have a good setup for Dalton, and Homestead will be the same truck that we took to victory lane at Michigan, so all of the pieces are there for us to finish out the season strong. I’ve watched Dalton the past few seasons and have seen his progression as a driver firsthand, and I think we can help him accomplish his goals.”
The Lucas Oil 150 from Phoenix Raceway will take place Friday, November 10 at 8:30pm EST and will be televised live on FS1. Practice will take place from 11am-12:50pm EST and can be seen on FS2 with qualifying at 5:30pm EST on FS1. Keep up with all the Dalton Sargeant news, live updates and media content on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@DaltonSargeant) as well as DaltonSargeant.com.
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