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SWM-NEMCO Motorsports announced late Tuesday afternoon that Ryan Newman will pilot its No. 8 Chevrolet this weekend at Kansas Speedway. Originally entered with Joe Nemechek, the No. 8 truck will highlight Rescue Rance, an organization founded by Newman and wife Krisse that “promotes through its program a respect for all animals, as well as agricultural, environmental and wildlife conservation education.”
“As part of the Chevrolet family, we welcome Ryan Newman into SWM-NEMCO Motorsports to drive our No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado,” team co-owner and driver Joe Nemechek said of Newman’s addition for this weekend in a team release. “Ryan has won in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series before, and will be able to provide valuable feedback for our team.”
Newman has five prior Truck Series starts and has yet to finish outside the top five, piloting trucks for two teams that are no longer in the series – Kevin Harvick Inc. and Turner Scott Motorsports.
“I look forward to returning to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series,” Newman said. “I saw this as an opportunity to help a fellow Chevrolet team, and John Hunter Nemechek, a driver that I believe has a future in NASCAR.”
In five career starts, Newman boasts a victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway during his series debut at Atlanata Motor Speedway in 2008 and an average finish of 3.4.
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