Rajah Caruth,, will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut for Spire Motorsports in the No. 7 entry in this weekend’s Toyota 200 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.
Caruth, 19, is a rising star in the world of NASCAR, who competes part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for Alpha Prime Racing, while leading the ARCA Menards Series point standings amidst his full-season effort for Rev Racing.
“I’m thrilled to make my NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut this weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway with Spire Motorsports and Chevrolet. To drive the Confluence Music Festival Chevrolet Silverado and represent the Steward family and World Wide Technology is truly an honor. I’m grateful to represent them on and off the racetrack. This is the big break I’ve been striving for and I’m going to make it count.”
“Confluence Festival: Crossroads of Concert and Community” – a showcase of innovation, talent and live entertainment — will be featured as Caruth’s primary sponsor aboard the No. 7 Chevrolet Silverado at Gateway.
The Confluence Festival will encompass the entire weekend and begins at Ballpark Village Fan Fest on June 2. The event then kicks into high gear June 3 to 5 at WWT Raceway, featuring a star-studded live music lineup, including Old Dominion, Nelly, Cole Swindell, and Kameron Marlowe.
“Raj Caruth is a rising star in the world of motor racing, and the Steward Family and World Wide Technology are thrilled to sponsor Raj in his St. Louis debut, June 4, in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series,” said David L. Steward, Founder and Chairman of World Wide Technology, the largest Black-owned company in the United States. “St. Louis is also making its debut with the NASCAR Cup Race on Sunday, and we have a wonderful package of top-tier racing, music, and science, engineering, technology, and math activities for students. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will be a celebration of all that is possible in racing, music, and community.”
Spire Motorsports, fielding an entry in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for only the fourth time, has recorded one victory and two top-10 results in their short tenure in the series, with Mike Greci and Kevin “Bono” Manion directing the organization to success.
“Rajah Caruth is a rising star and we’re thrilled the help him take the next logical step in his career this weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway,” said Spire Motorsports co-owner Jeff Dickerson. “Rajah has a tremendous upside and he’s proven that on multiple occasions in the ARCA Menards Series. He has the kind of talent Spire Motorsports looks for and this type of opportunity is exactly what my partner T.J. Puchyr and I had in mind when we decided to field a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team. We’re grateful to our friends with the Confluence Festival and World Wide Technology for helping us pull it all together so Rajah can make his first Truck Series start this weekend.”
Saturday’s Toyota 200 presented by CK Power from WWT Raceway will mark Caruth’s first-ever start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and will be broadcasted live on FS1 on Saturday, June 4 at 1:30pm ET.