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V8 Supercars Star Cam Waters Making Truck Series Debut at Martinsville

Cam Waters will make the jump to NASCAR and debut at Martinsville Speedway, driving the No. 66 Ford F-150 for ThorSport Racing. Photo Credit: Jonathan McCoy | TobyChristie.com

Cam Waters, a full-time driver in the V8 Supercars Series, will make the jump to NASCAR in the upcoming Long John Silver’s 200 Truck Series race at Martinsville on April 5. The 29-year-old Australian will be behind the wheel of the No. 66 Ford F-150 for ThorSport Racing, the team’s part-time fifth entry.

“We’ve been working away at making this happen for some time and to finally be given the chance to race, and with a top operation, is great”, Waters said in a team press release. “I’m not putting too much pressure on myself knowing I will be getting thrown into the deep end without any testing, but hopefully I can adapt reasonably quickly and be competitive.  It’s a short oval so I’m sure it will be pretty wild out there.”

Waters is an 11-time winner in the V8 Supercars Series, with his most recent victory coming at the Adelaide Street Circuit in 2023. Waters made his series debut in 2011, and has competed full-time in the series since 2016. The racer has driven for Tickford Racing in Supercars since 2018.

Waters is the third confirmed driver for the No. 66 entry this season, joining Conner Jones and Luke Fenhaus, and he is also the third Supercars competitor to debut in NASCAR in under a calendar year, joining now-Cup Series winner Shane van Gisbergen and Brodie Kostecki. Waters, unlike van Gisbergen and Kostecki, will be making his first start in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series on an oval as opposed to a road course NASCAR Cup Series event.

Back in December, Waters was linked to RFK Racing in a report from the Speedcafe Newscast, which stated that the Supercars driver would make his NASCAR Cup Series debut for RFK Racing in 2024. At the time of that report, a representative for the RFK Racing team denied that anything was in the works with Waters.

Rod Nash, owner of Tickford Racing, is also excited on Waters’ behalf and believes the race could be beneficial to his Supercars championship bid. “Anything that can provide Cam with further seat time is a bonus”, Nash stated. “His foray into Sprint Car racing and now the NASCAR Truck event provides a fantastic way for Cam to stay sharp and further test his skills.”

Waters’ first on-track action will be Friday, April 5, at 3:00 PM EST for Craftsman Truck Series practice, with the race being held later that evening.

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