Ben Kennedy, the great-grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr., confirmed Sunday he will once again compete fulltime in the Camping World Truck Series in 2016 with Red Horse Racing.
Kennedy, 24, will begin his third season in Trucks and his second at Red Horse driving the No. 11 Toyota.
This season, Jacob Companies, a multi-faceted construction firm focusing on construction management, design and technology, will serve as the primary sponsor for several of Kennedy’s races, including Friday night’s season-opener at Daytona International Speedway.
Scott Zipadelli will return as Kennedy’s crew chief this season.
“I’m thrilled to have JACOB Companies on board our Toyota Tundra for 2016,” Kennedy said in a statement. “We’ve had the opportunity over the past couple of months to work with them and get to know them and I’m really looking forward to our partnership. I think we’ll have a lot of success on and off the track with them this season.”
In 50 Truck starts, Kennedy has six top-five and 16 top-10 finishes and won one pole. He has posted his career-best finish of third four times (Atlanta; Bowmanville, Canada; Las Vegas; and Martinsville).
Kennedy also has two wins in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, both coming in the 2013 season.