On Monday Morning, Reaume Brothers Racing announced that Chris Hacker will join the organization’s driver lineup for Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at World Wide Technology Raceway, the first event of the 2021 NCWTS Playoffs.
Hacker will pilot the organization’s No. 34 Toyota Tundra in the Toyota 200 Presented by CK Power, joining Armani Williams as drivers who will make their first foray into NASCAR’s top-three series at Gateway, both driving for Reaume Brothers Racing. On Point Motorsports – who fields the No. 30 Toyota Tundra for Danny Bohn — has also been instrumental in preparing Hacker for his series debut.
The 21-year-old is the first NASCAR driver known to have a brachial plexus injury (BPI), which is an injury to the brachial plexus, a network of nerves that conducts signals from the spinal cord, to the shoulder, arm and hand.
“I am very excited to be able to make my NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at World Wide Technology Raceway with Reaume Brothers Racing,” Hacker said in a media release. “It has been a dream of mine to be a competitor in the NASCAR ranks ever since I started racing at the age of eight.”
ARS Construction, a family-owned and operated construction company based out of Wildwood, Missouri, will adorn the orange, blue, and white No. 34 Toyota Tundra for Reaume Brothers Racing, marking the first-time the company’s served as a primary sponsor in NASCAR’s top-three series.
“We are very excited to be partnering with Chris Hacker for his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut behind the No. 34 ARS Construction Toyota Tundra at World Wide Technology Raceway,” said ARS Construction, owner Christian Larson. “We are stoked by the synergies of sponsoring a truck that resembles our 12 other ARS Construction work trucks and hope that this will help facilitate a wide reach of our brand.”
Reaume Brothers Racing team owner Josh Reaume, is estatic aboout having Hacker join the team’s driver lineup, saying: “We are excited to work with and be a part of his journey in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He has shown us he is a good driver and we think he will do well not only at Gateway, but in the series overall.”
Without the added benefit of practice and qualifying, Hacker’s NCWTS debut will be one surrounded by an environment of learning, as the debutant will have no additional on-track time before the race gets underway.
Looking ahead, Hacker plans to compete in a number of ARCA Menards Series and Camping World Truck Series events throughout the remainder of the season, while focusing on an accelerated schedule for the 2022 season.