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Confirmed: Cam Waters Adds Truck Race at Kansas to 2024 NASCAR Schedule

Photo Credit: Danny Hansen, NKP, Courtesy of Ford Performance

UPDATE (April 18, 2024):

It’s official: Cam Waters is making another start in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

Waters, an 11-time Australian Supercars winner, will compete in the Heart of America 200 at Kansas Speedway (May 4). ThorSport Racing will once again be fielding the No. 66 Ford F-150 for the Mildura, Victoria-native, as he tackles his first race on a mile-and-a-half racetrack of any kind.

“It’s great to be getting another crack at racing the Ford truck for ThorSport and hopefully I can adapt to the Kansas Speedway reasonably quickly,” said Waters. “The track is almost three times as long as Martinsville and has an average lap speed of just on 180 mph, although I have heard it’s less of a bull ring than Martinsville was.”

TRADIE, the company that backed Waters in his NASCAR debut at Martinsville earlier this month, will return as the primary marketing partner of the entry.

“I’ll spend some more time in the simulator to accelerate the learning and look forward to the challenge,” Waters added. “I also appreciate some news services have already mention the Kansas race, but what nobody knew at the time was NASCAR have stringent criteria they apply to licensing for the high-speed venues, and I needed to get through Martinsville before I could be assessed for approval to run at Kansas. This has now been completed.”

ORIGINAL STORY (April 5, 2024):

Cam Waters hasn’t even taken the checkered flag in his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series debut at Martinsville Speedway. Still, according to an in-race report from FOX Sports pit reporter Jamie Howe, the 11-time Supercars winner has already solidified a second outing with ThorSport Racing in the No. 66 Ford F-150.

A native of Mildura, Victoria, Waters will return to the NASCAR Truck Series in the Heart of America 200 at Kansas Speedway, taking on an intermediate track for the first time in his racing career. The addition of Kansas will bring the No. 66 ThorSport Ford F-150 up to 16 planned races in 2024, with 14 dedicated to Conner Jones and now two to Cam Waters.

The addition to the racing schedule for Waters will have the 29-year-old driver jumping between continents on multiple occasions over six weeks, making a pair of trips to the United States for NASCAR appearances, with a Supercars weekend in New Zealand sandwiched in the middle (April 19 to 21).

With 75 of 200 laps complete in Friday’s Long John Silver’s 200 at Martinsville Speedway, Waters sits in 12th-place, as multiple differing strategies continue to present themselves among the front-runners in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series field.

The Ford Performance-backed driver has adapted pretty well to the half-mile paperclip, despite having no prior experience on a track similar in his career. However, in a 15-minute practice session, Waters clocked in a respectable 12th-place, before managing to qualify 22nd.

When speaking to members of the media on Wednesday, Waters expressed his genuine excitement for his NASCAR Truck Series debut, while mentioning his aspirations to one day – albeit after his career in Australia – move to NASCAR on a full-time basis.

Waters has also been linked to a multi-race stint in the NASCAR Cup Series for RFK Racing, driving the #Stage60 entry – the No. 60 Ford Mustang Dark Horse — that David Ragan piloted in the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway.

For the time being, the only other NASCAR race on the docket for Waters is the Heart of America 200, which will take place on May 4.

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