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Wauters Motorsports Tabs Korbin Forrister to Race Full-Time in 2017

Korbin Forrister will drive for Wauters Motorsports in the organization’s No. 5 Toyota full time in the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

The 24-year-old from Georgia has 29 starts in the Truck Series and two starts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Forrister finished 18th in driver points in 2015 in the Truck Series after starting in all but one race; he’s probably most known for racing a truck adorned with Trump For President logos for a brief period of time that season, though President Trump’s campaign did not financially support Forrister.

Wauters Motorsports, owned by veteran Truck Series crew chief Richie Wauters, has fielded trucks part time since 2012 for a variety of drivers. John Wes Townley has been the most successful driver in the team’s history, finishing with two top fives and three top 10s in the first eight races of the 2014 season before moving over to his family owned Athenian Motorsports truck for the reminder of the season.

Both Wauters and Forrister had one Truck Series start last season, finishing 27th at the Talladega Superspeedway after being involved in a multi-truck accident on lap 59.

The team also announced Advanced Medical Laboratories as the team’s primary sponsor for Daytona this weekend and Atlanta next weekend.

“I’m really excited to be running a full season with Richie [Wauters] this year,” Forrister said in a press release. “Richie and I developed a strong bond running together last year in some super late model races and it even got stronger after our run together at Talladega.  Our communication level is really good and I am looking forward to having a successful year together.  This team always builds top-notch equipment and I know we have an amazing Advanced Medical Laboratories Toyota Tundra for Daytona.”

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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