Ben Kennedy joins GMS Racing in Truck Series

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Ben Kennedy will drive for GMS Racing in at least 10 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races this season, the team confirmed Monday.

Kennedy had a deal with Red Horse Racing to drive in the season’s opening three races but nothing beyond that. His best finish this season is 11th at Martinsville Speedway.

Kennedy has finished ninth the in points each of the past two seasons in the Truck Series.

He’s scheduled to make his debut with GMS Racing May 6 at Kansas Speedway. He’ll drive the No. 33 Truck and join Johnny  Sauter and Spencer Gallagher.

“I am very excited to join GMS Racing for the remainder of the 2016 season,” Kennedy said in a statement from the team. “I have watched the organization grow into a powerhouse team over the last year. All of their teams show up to the track each weekend with fast Chevrolets and I have total confidence that GMS will provide me with a solid truck each weekend. It’s a great privilege to join Johnny (Sauter), Spencer (Gallagher), Kaz (Grala) and Grant (Enfinger) in the driver lineup. I am looking forward to the accomplishments we will achieve together as a team.”

Sponsor Jacob Companies joins Kennedy in the move.

Kennedy is the son of Lesa France Kennedy, chief executive officer of International Speedway Corp., and vice chairperson of NASCAR.