MOORESVILLE, N.C., January 21, 2010 -- SS Green Light Racing is pleased to announce that Florida native Sean Murphy will pilot the team's No. 07 Chevy Silverado in the season-opening NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250...
MOORESVILLE, N.C., January 21, 2010 -- SS Green Light Racing is pleased to announce that Florida native Sean Murphy will pilot the team's No. 07 Chevy Silverado in the season-opening NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 February 12th at the Daytona International Speedway.
Sean is no stranger to the SS Green Light Racing team having run twenty-four NCWTS races since 2004 for the Mooresville-based team including two previous starts in a truck at Daytona. In May of 2008 Murphy finished ninth in the Ohio 250 at the Mansfield Motorsports Speedway driving the No. 07, his best NASCAR finish to date.
Murphy racked-up six ASA Late Model Series victories with the SS Green Light Late Model team in 2007 and 2008, narrowly missing a $100,000 payday in 2008 at the Kings Ransom 300 at Memphis Motorsports Park.
Sean also made several NASCAR Nationwide Series starts in 2009.
Jason Miller will be Murphy's Crew Chief at the NCWTS season-opener at the world center of racing. "I really like Sean, I think he has some potential that has not yet been tapped. I feel my strength is to get that potential out of young drivers."
"Our goals for Daytona are to get Sean comfortable in the draft and then let him do his job. I think we're going to have a good race at Daytona."
Sean is excited to be back behind the wheel of the No. 07. "I love racing at Daytona and Talladega and the SS Green Light guys are building a new truck to take to Daytona this year. I looked it over at the shop and it looks real good."
"Plate racing is kind of like playing a game of poker," he continued. "You never know what hand your going to get dealt or what card is going to come up next."
SS Green Light Racing General Manager Bobby Dotter is glad to see Murphy back with the team. "We've had a very good relationship with Sean and his family over the last six or seven years. I believe we have stepped-up our program in the last two seasons and we should be able to give Sean his best opportunity for a top finish this year."
Murphy is currently working on sponsorship arrangements to possibly run the full NCWTS season for SS Green Light Racing.