Turner Scott Motorsports co-owner Harry Scott Jr put an end to rumors that the team was shutting down its NASCAR Camping World Truck Series operation. However, Ron Hornaday Jr is not scheduled to race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Sunday as the team will only bring two trucks to the road course instead of three.
Ben Kennedy, who is ninth in the driver standings and leading the Rookie of the Year race, will drive the No. 31 Chevrolet on Sunday and Cameron Hayley will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in the No. 32 Chevrolet. The four-time champion Hornaday is fourth in the driver standings but his No. 30 Chevrolet will not make the trip to Canada.
"My investment company, a co-owner of TSM, will continue to do all that it can to keep the team moving forward with or without our business partner Steve Turner," Scott said. "To all TSM employees, partners and fans I pledge we will continue to do what we can to keep the teams racing hard each and every week of the season."
Scott also said that Turner Scott Motorsports is moving ahead as planned with their two NASCAR Nationwide Series entires at Saturday night's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway with Kyle Larson and Dylan Kwasniewski in their respective rides. Scott also owns the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team HScott Motorsports in an endeavor separate from Steve Turner and Turner Scott Motorsports. Justin Allgaier drives for that team.
Sponsorship has been an issue for TSM in the past and in fact just before the start of the 2014 season they had to shut down the No. 4 team that Jeb Burton was supposed to drive full-time for. Burton ended up finding a home at ThorSport Racing. Hornaday signed late to drive for TSM and the deal was not guaranteed to be a full season run but the team found success with Hornaday in the thick of the points battle.
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