Logan Bearden will join the ever-growing list of drivers set to make their NASCAR National Series debuts this weekend in Austin, Texas, as NASCAR’s top-three series head to the historic Circuit of The Americas road course for the first-time ever.
The 25-year-old Super Late Model driver will pilot the organization’s No. 44 Chevrolet Silverado in the event, with backing from Bearden Automotive and Parker Electric.
“I’m very thankful for this opportunity with Al Niece and Niece Motorsports for COTA this weekend,” said Bearden. “Cody (Efaw, general manager) and the rest of the Niece Motorsports have been very attentive making sure we are well prepared for the biggest opportunity of my racing career so far.
“I have some road course experience and have even turned some laps at COTA in the past, so I’m hoping that will be a benefit for us not only during practice on Friday but leading up to qualifying and the race. Our goal is to go out there and leave nothing on the table and bring the team and partners home with a satisfying finish.”
Niece Motorsports will field four trucks in the 41-lap event, with full-time drivers Ryan Truex (No. 40) and Carson Hocevar (No. 42), as well as Bayley Currey piloting the organiation’s No. 45 Chevrolet Silverado.
“We are excited to have Logan join Niece Motorsports this weekend at Circuit of the Americas,” added Efaw. “This is a really special weekend for our team owner Al Niece, being based so close by in Texas. I know he’s excited to have a few drivers from Texas on the team this weekend. We are looking forward to the challenge of a new racecourse and seeing what Logan can do on track.”
The Toyota Tundra 225 is the ninth event on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule, which will take place on Saturday, May 22nd at 12:30pm CT. The event will feature a 50-minute practice session from 2:05 to 2:55pm CT on Friday, with qualifying the next morning at 8:05am.