Dale Earnhardt Jr. says his Camping World Truck Series debut will have to wait

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. says that he “probably won’t run” a Camping World Truck Series race this season for JR Motorsports but might next year.

The team announced this week that Kasey Kahne would drive its truck May 15 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, leading to questions of if Earnhardt might make his Camping World Truck Series debut  later this season.

“I probably won’t run the Trucks this year,’’ Earnhardt said Friday morning at Kansas Speedway. “If I run Trucks, I want to run Martinsville and it will probably be next year if I run. I love Martinsville. I watched the Truck race there this year in the pit stall and just wanted to be out there. It just looks like a lot of fun.’’

JR Motorsports started a Truck team this season. Cole Custer made his season debut with the team at Martinsville in March, placing 16th. Custer, who is 17 years old, is scheduled to compete in 10 series races this season.