Six days after the story broke about Turner Scott Motorsports not bringing the No. 30 truck of Ron Hornaday Jr to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park the team released a statement on Tuesday explaining the permanent shut down of the No. 30 team for the rest of the 2014 season.
The move to shut the No. 30 team down and lay off 18 total employees was done to keep the rest of Turner Scott Motorsports competitive for the remainder of the season.
"The decision to lay-off any employee is painful and we realize the affects it has on their lives," said Harry Scott, Jr in a press release. "However, the decisions made by TSM today are necessary and the responsible steps for all of TSM to ensure our commitment to our employees, partners and fans to be as competitive as possible."
The team will keep its No. 31 and No. 32 trucks in operation. Steve Turner was listed as the owner of the No. 30 and is listed as the owner of the No. 31. Harry Scott Jr is listed as the owner of the No. 32.
Ben Kennedy has driven all 14 of the races so far in 2014 in the No. 31 truck and is ninth in the driver points. The No. 31 team is 12th in owner points. Multiple drivers have been behind the wheel of the No. 32 including Tayler Malsam for seven races, Ben Rhodes for three, Kyle Larson for two, Cameron Hayley for one, and Ryan Truex for one. The No. 32 team is 13th in owner points. The No. 30 team is still eighth in owner points and Ron Hornaday Jr is sixth in the driver standings after missing Sunday's race.
TSM notified all the laid off employees Tuesday afternoon and will do all it can to help them find employment elsewhere within the industry the press release said.
Turner and Scott have both filed lawsuits against each other in court over differing viewpoints on what has gone on financially within TSM.
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