Turner Scott Motorsports announced Monday that former Camping World Truck Series racer Justin Marks will drive their No. 31 Chevrolet in the road races at Road America and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. As both races are standalone events, regular driver Dylan Kwasniewski will move over to the No. 42 in order to replace regular driver Kyle Larson, who will not make the trip. Sponsorship will be provided by SOL Republic, a company that manufactures headphones, along with Casamigos Tequila.
Marks is happy to be back in NASCAR.
“Returning to the Nationwide Series with Turner Scott Motorsports is kind of like returning home,” Marks said in a press release. “Nearly all of my starts in the series were with Braun Racing and many of those guys are now at Turner Scott. Harry Scott, Jr. and Steve Turner have done a great job proving their organization can contend for wins every week. They have great people, great equipment and display great effort every time they’re on the track. I’m looking forward to being a part of that.”
Marks has eight previous starts in the Nationwide Series, and six of those came with what is now Turner Scott Motorsports. Marks’ best career finish is a 24th at Memphis Motorsports Park in 2009.
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