Camden Murphy will return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the second time this season in Saturday’s Toyota Tundra 225, driving the No. 11 INOX Supreme Lubricants Toyota Tundra for Spencer Davis Motorsports, the team announced on Monday Afternoon.
Murphy, 24, started 2021 working with NEMCO Motorsports, getting the opportunity to work on and drive the No. 8 at Daytona’s Road Course in February. However, when the organization scaled back operations and the points were sold to Spencer Davis Motorsports, Murphy found an opportunity to work with the No. 11 team as a mechanic.
“I can’t wait to get back behind the wheel of the No. 11 INOX Supreme Lubricants truck for Spencer Davis Motorsports for NASCAR’s first stop at the Circuit of the Americas,” said Murphy. “I have been turning wrenches for Spencer (Davis) ever since the last time I was behind the wheel at the Daytona Road Course back in February and it has been a blast.
“The entire SDM team works hard to bring the best trucks they can to the track every week and being that I have laps at COTA, I know that we will have a great run and make all of our partners and fans proud!”
With much of the field never having run an event at Circuit of The Americas, Muprhy is hoping that his prior experience at COTA as a driver coach, will give him an advantage over his competition throughout the weekend’s practice, qualifying and race sessions.
“I am very thankful to have practice and qualifying on the schedule this weekend,” added Murphy. “If the weather doesn’t get in the way, the extra track time at COTA with the Spencer Davis Motorsports team will put us in a good spot for the actual race on Saturday afternoon.
“All things considered, I think we have the opportunity to contend for a top-10 finish this weekend and that would be a huge blessing not only to me but for this team and all of our partners.”
Murphy will look to further improve upon a career-high 13th-place finish from Daytona’s Road Course in February, while also aiming to score the first top-10 finish for both himself and Spencer Davis Motorsports.
“Camden has been a great asset to our Spencer Davis Motorsports team this season,” added Davis. “Now, he has a chance to continue our solid season on the track with a strong performance at COTA. I know he is excited, and we are thrilled that with his craft for road course racing, we have a legitimate chance of being in the headlines on Saturday afternoon.”
In addition to INOX, Spencer Davis Motorsports will welcome Marshall Thermocouples, KSDT CPA, Wet Sounds and SimGear Simulators for the second road course event of the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.