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Colby Howard will not return to CR7 Motorsports in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 2024, Howard confirmed to Frontstretch Nov. 3 at Phoenix Raceway.
Howard has piloted the No. 9 in the series for the team full time in 2023.
His plans for 2024 are not yet known.
“I won’t be back with CR7,” Howard told Frontstretch. “We are working on some options, they’re [CR7] working on some options. I’ve got some great guys around me. … Hopefully, we can get ourselves a good partnership for 2024.”
Howard scored his best finish of fourth in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Entering Phoenix, that’s his lone top 10 of the season; he’s currently 21st in the standings with five DNFS in 22 starts.
In his Truck Series career, Howard has scored one top five and four top-10 finishes in 50 starts. He competed full time for McAnally-Hilgemann Racing in 2022.
Prior to joining the Truck Series full time, Howard ran part time in both the NASCAR Xfinity and Truck series beginning in 2019.
In addition to its full-time No. 9 in the Truck Series, CR7 also fielded a part-time No. 97 in the series, as well as a part-time effort, again the No. 97, in the ARCA Menards Series for a variety of drivers. Landen Lewis drove the car in the ARCA Menards Series West event at Phoenix this weekend.
CR7’s plans for 2024 have not yet been confirmed.
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