Turner Scott Motorsports officially announced on Tuesday that it shut down the No. 30 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team. The No. 30 team did not make the trip to Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada, for the Aug. 30 running of the Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Up to that point, the No. 30 had competed in all the races on the schedule with Ron Hornaday as driver.
"The decision to lay-off any employee is painful and we realize the effects it has on their lives," TSM co-owner Harry Scott Jr. said. "However, the decisions made by TSM today are necessary and the responsible steps for all of TSM to ensure our commitment to our employees, partners and fans to be as competitive as possible."
Turner Scott Motorsports fielded its other two trucks in Canada, the No. 31 driven by Ben Kennedy and the No. 32 that has been driven by various drivers throughout the season. TSM plans to continue on with the team, stating that the closure of the No. 30 team was necessary to keep the organization competitive.
Turner Scott Motorsports also fields two full-time entries in the Nationwide Series -- the No. 42 driven, primarily, by Sprint Cup Series rookie Kyle Larson and the No. 31 driven by Nationwide rookie Dylan Kwasniewski.
Scott is also a car owner in the Sprint Cup Series, fielding a No. 51 entry driven by Justin Allgaier under an HScott Motorsports banner.
The closure of the No. 30 truck team officially puts Hornaday out of a ride. Prior to missing the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park race, Hornaday was third in the championship points standings with five top-five finishes and 10 top-10s in 13 races. After missing the one race, he dropped to sixth in the standings.
Scott and fellow-Turner Scott Motorsports co-owner Steve Turner are suing each other, with Turner claiming that he's been loaning his personal money to the race team to keep it afloat. Meanwhile, Scott claims that he's committed to keeping the race team going, with or without Turner.