Ben Kennedy, Red Horse Racing part ways 3 races into 2016 Truck season

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Ben Kennedy and Red Horse Racing have parted ways after the first three races of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, the team announced Friday afternoon.

“We wish Ben all the best in his career,” RHR team owner Tom DeLoach said in a media release. “Red Horse Racing will continue to focus on pursuing the championship with Timothy Peters and the No. 17.

“We expect to field two teams in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and we will announce further plans as they are confirmed.”

Kennedy and Red Horse Racing entered the season agreeing to race the No. 11 Toyota Tundra for the first three races.

Kennedy finished 23rd at Daytona, 15th at Atlanta and 11th at Martinsville.

Kennedy released this statement:

“I wish Red Horse Racing and Timothy (Peters) the best for the 2016 season and beyond. I thank them for their support since 2015 as I have enjoyed competing for them. However, I’m interested in pursuing other 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.”

Kennedy is the son of International Speedway Corporation CEO Lesa France Kennedy, the grandson of Bill France Jr. and great-grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr.

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