After making his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series debut at Knoxville Raceway last season, Tyler Carpenter will return to the series for another start, this time at Bristol Motor Speedway’s Dirt Track.
Carpenter will pilot the No. 41 Chevrolet Silverado for Niece Motorsports, with sponsorship backing from Precision Vehicle Logistics, AutoVentive, and Worldwide Express.
“I’m really excited for another opportunity to get back behind the wheel of one of these trucks,” said Carpenter. “I’m thankful for the opportunity from Niece Motorsports, Precision Vehicle Logistics, AutoVentive, and Worldwide Express. I learned a lot about these trucks last season and definitely feel like we have something to prove this year.”
Last season, Carpenter earned the opportunity to make his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series debut at Knoxville through Niece Motorsports and the team’s “Win and You’re in” promotion, which awarded the winner of the Gateway Dirt Nationals a seat in one of the team’s entries.
Carpenter was able to solidly get up to speed in the Niece Motorsports entry before a mechanical issue sidelined him from the second-ever event at Knoxville Raceway, a track that no longer has a place on the series schedule.
“We are thrilled to have Tyler back behind the wheel this season,” said Niece Motorsports General Manager Cody Efaw. “Tyler learned a lot last season at Knoxville in the truck that I think will help him this year at Bristol. We expect that with his vast dirt experience and what he learned last year in the truck that he will be in contention for a win at Bristol. We’re thankful to everyone at Precision Vehicle Logistics, AutoVentive, and Worldwide Express for the support.”
Carpenter will join a driver lineup for Niece Motorsports that includes the organization’s two full-time drivers, Carson Hocevar, and Lawless Alan, in the Weather Tech Truck Race on Dirt.
“On behalf of the 1200+ hard-working individuals at Precision Vehicle Logistics, and its family of companies to include AutoVentive, we are very proud to continue the well-deserved celebration of ours and our employee’s accomplishments, in being awarded one of the 30th Annual Supplier of the Year awards from General Motors,” said Jason Wilson, Vice President of Precision Vehicle Logistics. “It is an honor for us to celebrate this accomplishment, in this way, along with a great organization, and mutual General Motors partner, in Niece Motorsports. We would like to thank General Motors, Niece Motorsports, all their employees, and partners including Worldwide Express, for this opportunity. We are grateful to have a driver like Tyler to represent our ambition to win, and our brands, as we look forward to him showing these talented asphalt guys a thing or two at Bristol on the dirt.”
The No. 41 Chevrolet Silverado, known as Niece Motorsports’ ‘All-Star Truck’, is set to include Carpenter, as well as Ross Chastain, Travis Pastrana, Chad Chastain, and Bayley Currey, amongst others.