Indiana-native Chris Hacker will return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for two races in the No. 45 Niece Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado. According to a release from the team, Hacker will run the events at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Sept. 24) and at Martinsville Speedway (Oct. 30).
Sponsorship for the effort will come from Charred Flag Factory.
Hacker, 21, who made his series debut at Gateway in August, is excited to get some more experience in the NASCAR National Series ranks.
“I’m excited to join Niece Motorsports for Las Vegas and Martinsville,” said Hacker in the release. “Over the past several seasons Niece Motorsports has built a successful winning foundation in the Truck Series and I’m happy to now be a part of that circle.
“I cannot thank Al (Niece, truck owner), Cody (Efaw, general manager), fgrACCEL and all of our partners enough for making these races a reality. I can’t wait to get to Las Vegas in a couple of weeks.”
Hacker, who has built a loyal following of fans on social media, finished 27th in his series debut driving for Reaume Brothers Racing. Despite suffering from mechanical issues in that race, Hacker impressed many with his pace on track, including Niece Motorsports.
“It’s great to have Chris join the team,” said Niece Motorsports General Manager Cody Efaw. “He is a great young talent, and we are excited to get him behind the wheel of one of our Chevrolets.
“His experience behind the wheel at Gateway will definitely help him since we have such limited track time this season. We’re looking forward to seeing what he can accomplish with Niece Motorsports.”
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