Chandler Smith will return to Kyle Busch Motorsports for a second full-time season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the organization officially announced on Tuesday Morning.
“I’m really excited to be back partnered with Safelite and KBM for a second full-time season and ready for another run at a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship,” Smith said. “Danny (Stockman, crew chief) and I built something over the course of the year and really hit our stride late in the season. We’re looking forward to carrying that momentum over to starting 2022 strong. I feel that having some form of practice and qualifying at all the races next season will be big for our No. 18 Safelite team.”
The 19-year-old captured his first berth into the series’ playoffs in 2021 and was able to capture a pair of victories in the seven-race post-season at Bristol Motor Speedway and the season-finale at Phoenix Raceway.
“Chandler finished the 2021 season strong by winning twice over the last five races and we’re confident that he and Danny (Stockman, crew chief) will be able to pick up right where they left off next year,” Busch said. “It was awesome for us to be able to get Safelite into victory lane and celebrate with them multiple times in 2021 as they really support their racing program. I know that everyone on the No. 18 Safelite team is working hard to ensure we continue winning and push to be one of the four teams competing for a championship at Phoenix.”
— Chandler Smith (@CSmithDrive) November 30, 2021
Safelite Auto Glass will return as the anchor partner for Smith’s No. 18 Toyota Tundra, adorning the entry in 15 races throughout the 2022 season. Danny Stockman Jr. will also return to the pit box of the entry, as the duo looks to capture more race wins, and the series’ championship.
“Safelite is excited to have Chandler Smith back in the No. 18 Toyota Tundra for the 2022 Season,” said Safelite AutoGlass Senior Vice President Garth Beck. “We are proud of his accomplishments in 2021, with his two-win season and earning the Rookie of the Year award, and we are looking forward to 2022 and all that he will accomplish.”
Further sponsorship announcements for the No. 18 next season are forthcoming.