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Jake Garcia and McAnally-Hilgemann Racing will split after the conclusion of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series 2023 season, Garcia announced Oct. 16.
The 18-year-old Garcia is competing in his rookie season with the team, obtaining a career-best finish of fourth thus far in 25 starts.
Garcia sat 14th in the standings before the penultimate race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He missed the season opener at Daytona International Speedway due to his age.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my rookie season in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series with everyone at McAnally-Hilgemann Racing and the support of our partners at Quanta Services and Adaptive One,” Garcia said in a release. “We’ve had fast trucks, strong finishes, and have a lot of reasons to be proud of our effort.
“However, I will be pursuing a new opportunity in 2024 that I am excited to share in the near future. Until then, our No. 35 team is going to finish this season with 100% effort over the final two races and hope to get to victory lane.”
It is not yet known if MHR will find a replacement for the No. 35. It previously announced the addition of the No. 43, to be driven by Daniel Dye, in 2024. It also currently fields the No. 19 for Christian Eckes.
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