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Ryan Truex to race Turner Scott truck at Daytona

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Ryan Truex will compete in the season opening NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Feb. 21, according to an announcement on Monday from Turner Scott Motorsports. He'll drive the No. 32 Chevrolet for TSM. Ben Kennedy will be crew chief.

"I'm really excited to be running for Turner Scott Motorsports again this year," Truex said. "Last year was a lot of fun, and we had a really good truck. Unfortunately, we had a tire go out in the end, but we were making our way toward the front. I'm looking to do the same thing again this year and stay up front this time. I think it's really cool that Bass Pro Shops is coming on board again and helping me out. I appreciate that they wanted to do this again after doing this race with me last year."

After the blown tire with nine laps to go in the 2013 event, Truex finished 28th in the Truck Series race at Daytona a year ago. He also competed in two Camping World Truck Series races in 2012, posting a best finish of ninth at Phoenix International Raceway.

Truex, a two-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion, also has 35 races of Nationwide Series experience, resulting in two top-fives and nine top-10 finishes. In 2013, he competed in three Sprint Cup Series events.

"I'm very excited to have Ryan back in our truck this season," team co-owner Harry Scott Jr. said. "He ran a heck of a race for us last year and was competing for the win until the very end. I'm glad that he's going to have a chance to come back and have a shot at the win that eluded him last year. I'm hoping that he and Ben will work well together and that Ben will be able to learn from Ryan and his experience from last year."

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