Corey Heim – a full-time competitor in the ARCA Menards Series for Venturini Motorsports — will compete in a pair of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events for Kyle Busch Motorsports, piloting the No. 51 Toyota Tundra at Darlington Raceway (May 7) and Martinsville Speedway (October 30).
JBL Audio – the primary backer for his No. 20 entry in the ARCA Menards Series — will serve as the primary sponsor of the entry at Darlington Raceway, while a different sponsor will adorn the No. 51 at Martinsville Speedway – to be announced at a later date.
The Marietta, Georgia-native has scored a pair of wins in the ARCA Menards Series with Venturini Motorsports, claiming the victory in the 2020 season-finale at Kansas, as well as the 2021 season-opener at Daytona. Making him an early favorite to defeat Joe Gibbs Racing’s Ty Gibbs for the series’ championship.
“I’m thankful to everyone at Kyle Busch Motorsports and Toyota for giving me the opportunity to make two starts in the Camping World Truck Series this year,” Heim said. “Not having any practice is going to make it exciting driving off into Turn 1 at Darlington with 39 other drivers for my first lap in a truck, but I’ve been able to make a lot of laps on the simulator at TRD and develop a relationship with Mardy (Lindley, crew chief), so I feel that I’m well prepared. The 51 team has had fast trucks everywhere they’ve been this season, and I’m confident that they’ll have a strong JBL Tundra at Darlington. I just need to learn throughout the race and be there at the end.”
The No. 51 Toyota Tundra – which has already claimed victories with Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. — will be led by Mardy Lindley, a former crew chief in the ARCA Menards Series and ARCA Menards Series East. The organization looks to continue their dominance, after winning four of the first six events of the year.
“Corey is another driver in the Toyota Racing Development program that has proven that he can win in the ARCA Menards Series and earned this opportunity to drive for us in the Camping World Truck Series,” Busch said. “With no practice or qualifying, Darlington is going to be a tough place for his first start, but he’s been on the simulator at TRD working with Mardy (Lindley, crew chief) and our engineers and they’ve been very pleased with how it’s going.”
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