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NASCAR Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series News: Ryan Ellis and Jeb Burton

May 13th, 2014 at 12:52 PM
By Mark Eddinger

On Monday it was learned that Rick Ware Racing will have Ryan Ellis drive for the team in a large number of the remaining NASCAR Nationwide Series races this season. His first race with the team will be Sunday's Pioneer Hi-Bred 250 at Iowa Speedway when he will be behind the wheel of the No. 15 car.

Ellis was signed to be the lead driver this season for SR2 Motorsports after he finished 28th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the third race of the season but SR2 Motorsports has not attempted the last four Nationwide Series races and Ellis, who only ended up with the one race, was quoted as saying the team is facing "financial difficulties." That has led many to believe that SR2 Motorsports has shut its doors at least for the 2014 season.

Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing has signed Ellis to run multiple Camping World Truck Series races for her team this season as well and he finished 28th at Kansas last Saturday in his first start for the team. The 24-year-old drove the Daytona truck race for FDNY Racing and finished 18th.

'Jeb Burton' photo (c) 2012, Mike Kalasnik - license:

On Tuesday it was announced that Biagi-DenBeste Racing will have Jeb Burton drive their No. 98 Ford in the History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 24. The car will have sponsorship from Kendall-Jackson AVANT wines. The start will mark the second Nationwide Series start of Burton's career.

He made his debut last season by qualifying 13th and finishing eighth at Kentucky Speedway for Turner Scott Motorsports. Burton lost his full-time truck ride in the No. 4 TSM truck before the 2014 season started becuase of sponsorship issues but this past weekend at Kansas it was rumored that he will be competing the full schedule for ThorSport Racing although an official announcement has not been made yet. He has driven the first three races of the season for ThorSport Racing and is on the entry list again for Friday's Charlotte race.

Biagi-DenBeste Racing has competed a limited schedule so far in 2014 with David Ragan behind the wheel. This weekend at Iowa Speedway Ryan Gifford will drive the No. 98 Ford.

Tags: Biagi-DenBeste Racing, Camping World Truck Series, Charlotte Motor Speedway, History 300, Iowa Speedway, Jeb Burton, Motorsports, NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Rick Ware Racing, Ryan Ellis, SR2 Motorsports, ThorSport Racing

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