Last season, NextGen Motorsports took its turn in NASCAR, putting together a K&N Pro Series East program. Less than one year later, the family-owned operation is heading to the Camping World Truck Series and XFINITY Series on a part-time schedule.
Teddy Brown, competition director at NextGen Motorsports, and long-time NASCAR crew chief confirmed to Frontstretch that the team will be running between 10 and 15 truck races in 2018 after purchasing a few trucks from Brad Keselowski Racing. The team's first race will be at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the second race weekend of the season with Landon Huffman as the driver.
Huffman is scheduled to compete in 10 events for the team and partake in a driver-coach role. Brown is hopeful that the team can put together a deal at the road courses for 2015 Stock Car Brasil champion, Marcos Gomes.
"Right now, we're going to run 10, but we could run more," Brown said of the team's truck schedule. "We had a very positive meeting with K-Play, one of our sponsors, and they are really excited about what we're doing."
At Kansas Speedway in mid-October, the team made its XFINITY Series debut with Josh Berry, finishing 33rd. The No. 55 team failed to qualify for the season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway with Matt Mills.
This season, the team plans on competing in eight XFINITY races, five of which Huffman will be the driver, The three road course events will be split up between Gomes and Enrique Baca.
Brown, and team owner Jennifer Brown (wife), plan on taking their XFINITY team to Bristol Motor Speedway (April 14), Pocono Raceway (June 2), Kentucky Speedway (July 13), Watkins Glen International (Aug. 4), Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (Aug. 11), Road America (Aug. 25) and Texas Motor Speedway (Nov. 3) and Homestead-Miami Speedway (Nov. 17).
The team has yet to come up with a number, however, wants to run the No. 55 in both the XFINITY and Truck Series, serving under the Toyota banner with the simple goal of competing.
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