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K&N Pro Series East Champ Tyler Ankrum to debut at Martinsville

DGR-Crosley announced today that newly crowned NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Champion Tyler Ankrum will drive for the team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. Ankrum will pilot the No. 54 May's Hawaii Toyota Tundra in his NCWTS debut.

The San Bernadino, Calif. native will be making his Truck Series debut just three weeks after being crowned the 2018 K&N East Champion. In his rookie season, the 17-year-old scored four wins, nine top-five's and finished outside of the top-10 in only two races. Ankrum and his No. 17 Modern Meat Co. team led nearly 300 laps during the 2018 season and had an average finish of 4.8.

Ankrum will have a team of familiar faces with him as he takes on the 0.526-mile track of Martinsville. His crew chief, Seth Smith, and many other members of his K&N East Championship team will work on Ankrum's No. 54 truck next weekend.

--- DGR Crosley ---