On Monday, Kyle Busch Motorsports announced that Parker Chase – teammate to Kyle Busch in his attempt in the Rolex 24 in 2020 — will join the organization for a pair of road course events in the No. 51 Toyota Tundra.
Chase will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Daytona’s Road Course on February 19th, before returning to the series in May for the inaugural event at COTA (Austin, TX).
Vertical Bridge – the largest private owner and operator of communications infrastructure and locations in the United States — will serve as the primary sponsor of the 19-year-old’s series debut, while Tige Boats – the world’s leading innovator, designer, and manufacturer of wakesurfing, wakeboarding, and waterskiing boats — will adorn the hood of Chase’s No. 51 Toyota Tundra at COTA.
“I’m really looking forward to making my NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Debut at the Daytona Road Course this week,” Chase said. “KBM is a race winning organization and I am hoping to put my experience at Daytona to good use in their equipment. I have been able to spend some time working with the guys in the shop in preparation for these events and we are ready to get started. Vertical Bridge and Tige Boats have come on board to support the effort and I am ready to represent them at Daytona and Circuit of the Americas.”
The Texas-native is an up-and-coming sports car driver, who currently competes full-time in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. Chase also earned a top-10 finish in his ARCA Menards Series debut at Daytona’s Rad Course last season and earned top-10s in both his Late Model Stock events at Hickory Motor Speedway last season.
“Not being able to get any actual practice time prior to making his first Camping World Truck Series start isn’t an ideal situation for Parker, but he put the effort in to come to North Carolina a few weeks ago. We were able to get him some time on the Toyota Racing Simulator, and he was also able to do some live pit stop practice,” said Mardy Lindley, crew chief of the No. 51 Tundra team. “He’s got some experience on the Daytona Road Course the last few years, the ARCA Menards race last year where he ran inside the top five for a lot of the race before finishing 10th. We’re confident that he can have a solid run and be right in the mix for us on Friday, and then we will build on that at COTA when there will be practice and qualifying before that race.”