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Ray Black Jr. moves up to Truck Series with part-time ride from SS Green Light

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team SS Green Light Racing announced on Monday that Ray Black Jr. has joined the team's stable of drivers for 2014. Black, a Late Model standout from Florida, will drive one of SS Green Light's trucks in at least six races in Truck Series competition this year. His first start for the team will be the Kroger 250 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on March 29 -- the next race on the Camping World Truck Series schedule.

"We are planning to do six NCWTS races this year," Black said. "My first one is Martinsville, and then we'll see what happens after that race and take it from there. I'm sure we will have a lot more of a direction after that race and see what tracks I get approved for. We'll figure out what path we want to chase in order to get to Daytona."

Black, a life-long scuba diver, will receive financial support from several diving-related companies and organizations for at least six truck races.

"If we can find some more sponsorship, we will try to race more," Black said. "Right now, we have six races to see what experience is best at each track to reach the ultimate goal -- to run full-time in NASCAR."

Black began racing in the Florida Mini Cup Racing Association at age 14 and then moved up to the Advance Auto Parts Pro Truck Series and various Late Model series throughout the US. He'll continue to run a Super Late Model this year when not competing in the Camping World Truck Series.

"The entire SS Green Light Racing team is thrilled to have several up and coming young drivers sharing our No. 07 and No. 08 Silverados this year," SS Green Light Racing owner Bobby Dotter said. "Ray Black Jr. is one of the drivers we are very high on, and we're looking forward to our first race together at Martinsville."

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