Bob Newberry has a solid if somewhat unknown racing and business platform that has allowed him to become a bigger player in NASCAR. Now he has a 23 year old son who has plans on making a name for himself in racing as well.
Bakersfield, California's Brennan Newberry will be driving full-time this year in NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series. This will be Brennan's first full year of Truck racing. He will be driving for his dad's new combined endeavor with Bob's NTS Motorsports merging with Joe Denette Motorsports to form a three truck team that will have two full-time drivers: Brennan and fellow Californian, Ron Hornaday Jr (source: NTS Motorsports). You might remember that Joe Denette formed a new race team in 2010 after winning just about $48 million in a Mega Millions lottery back in 2009.
Bob Newberry and his business partner Wesley Furrh recently purchased Kevin Harvick's 70,000 square foot operation in Kernersville, N.C., and will operate the team from there. NTS is the merged team's name and interestingly enough, the team will field a third truck with multiple drivers in the seat including Kevin Harvick, who by the way, like the Newberry's, is also from Bakersfield. Another connection is the fact Joe Denette originally acquired trucks from Kevin Harvick while Harvick was still a full racing program.
Note that Bob will travel back and forth between North Carolina and California to work on the growing race team. NTS will keep their Pro Series car and other developmental teams in Bakersfield.
With some tutelage help from the great Hornaday, Brennan Newberry should be a force to be reckoned with as the season wears on. Good luck to the Newberrys who have plenty of work ahead of them with this new Truck series undertaking in North Carolina.