Peyton Sellers to Run Martinsville Truck Race: Hometown track and crowd expected to suit Nationwide driver Danville, VA: Nearing the end of his first year in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Peyton Sellers is going to bring it home -- literally.
Peyton Sellers to Run Martinsville Truck Race: Hometown track and crowd expected to suit Nationwide driver
Danville, VA: Nearing the end of his first year in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Peyton Sellers is going to bring it home -- literally. Sellers will run in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway on October 24th. The Danville, Virginia native will take to the half-mile track behind the wheel of the #17 Toyota with Premier Racing.
Sellers has had a solid rookie performance in the NASCAR Nationwide Series this year, running eleven races in the #77 SFP Chevrolet with Cardinal Motorsports. The 2005 Whelen All American Series National Champion is well-known in the Martinsville area, having won the track championship at South Boston Speedway that same year. The opportunity to jump into a race so close to his hometown was something Sellers could not turn down.
"It's a great opportunity for me - close to home and in a first class piece of equipment. I appreciate what Philip Hudgins and the group at Premier Racing has put together, and I'm looking forward to getting to run at Martinsville again."
Sellers is not new to Martinsville, having run there during his late model years. He finished third in the Bailey's 300 there in 2005, considered among many to be the most prestigious late model race in the country.
Premier Racing has brought on an experienced truck series crew chief for the race in Jason Overstreet, and the team will test this week at Rockingham Speedway. Final sponsorship support for the Martinsville race is still pending.
"We're excited to have Peyton with us for this race," said team owner Philip Hudgins. "He's my kind of driver -- aggressive and smart. His experience at Martinsville, combined with the proven equipment and team we have, ought to be a great combination. I've known his family for years, and we like what he stands for off the track as well."
Premier has been as high as ninth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points standings this season. Hayes Iron and Metal, also from Danville, VA, has been a supporter of the team throughout the year this season.