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Red Horse Racing Parts Ways With Driver Ben Kennedy

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On Friday, Red Horse Racing announced that driver Ben Kennedy, the great grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France, will no longer run their Toyota Tundras in the Camping World Truck Series.

Kennedy, who had just started his second season with RHR after spending his rookie season with Turner-Scott Motorsports in 2014, will now be looking for a ride mid-season. RHR’s press release says that the team had an agreement with Kennedy only through the first three races.

Tom DeLoach was quoted as saying in that the team is focused on winning a championship with the No. 17 of Timothy Peters. He also confirmed the team will continue fielding Kennedy’s No. 11 Tundra with different drivers.

Kennedy’s career stat-line in the truck series has him at 53 career starts, six top 5s, and 16 top 10s. His best finish has been third four times and also started on pole last season at Atlanta. In both of his full time seasons, Kennedy has finished ninth in points. He currently sits 13th in points after finishing 11th at Martinsville two weeks ago.

“I wish Red Horse Racing and Timothy [Peters] the best for the 2016 season and beyond,” Kennedy said in a press release posted on his own website. “I thank them for their support since 2015 as I have enjoyed competing with them. However, I’m interested in pursuing other racing opportunities in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and possibly the NASCAR XFINITY Series. I love NASCAR racing, and I’m eager to continue to compete, learn and improve.”

About the author

Michael has watched NASCAR for 20 years and regularly covered the sport from 2013-2021. He moved on to Formula 1, IndyCar, and SRX coverage for the site, while still putting a toe in the water from time-to-time back into the NASCAR pool.

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