Just call it Turner Scott Motorsports. That's the new name of the NASCAR Nationwide and Camping World Truck series team formerly known as Turner Motorsports. The organization announced on Friday that Harry Scott Jr. has expanded his involvement with the team. Scott was formerly a minority owner of Turner Motorsports.
"Harry becoming a co-owner is very positive for this organization, as a whole," Steve Turner said. "This team has grown an accomplished so much in the last few years and is still continuing to grow. Harry has been committed to our racing program, its drivers and our sponsors for several years, and he is a vital part of our organization."
Scott became a minority owner in the Nationwide Series team known as Braun Racing in 2009. That organization was acquired by Turner soon after, making it a part of Turner Motorsports. Since then, Turner Motorsports has participated in both the Truck Series and the Nationwide Series. With driver James Buescher, TMS claimed its first NASCAR national level championship in 2012 in the Camping World Truck Series.
"I am very excited to be taking on this new role within the organization," Scott said. "As a Carolina native, NASCAR racing is something that has always been in my blood, and my passion for the sport has only grown since I began my involvement with Steve Turner a few years ago."
According to a release from Turner Scott Motorsports regarding the ownership and name change, Scott will handle marketing, public relations and business development, while Turner manages competition.
"We have always considered him (Scott) to be an integral part of the Turner Motorsports family, and this is an opportunity for him to formally take over some of the reins as we continue to build this organization into one of the most successful teams in NASCAR," Turner said.
As for Turner Scott's driver lineup, Buescher, Jeb Burton and Miguel Paludo have already been announced as drivers for the team in the Truck Series in 2013. TSMS recently announced that Justin Allgaier would be returning to the team to compete in theNationwide Series full-time, with Buescher running select Nationwide events. No official announcement has been made, but several news outlets are reporting that Danica Patrick will drive for Turner Scott Motorsports part-time in the Nationwide Series this upcoming season.
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