Mooresville, N.C. (January 29, 2009) -- Wyler Racing is very excited to announce that veteran Stacy Compton has agreed to drive the No. 60 Wyler.com Toyota Tundra in the 2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starting with the season-opening...
Mooresville, N.C. (January 29, 2009) -- Wyler Racing is very excited to announce that veteran Stacy Compton has agreed to drive the No. 60 Wyler.com Toyota Tundra in the 2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starting with the season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, February 13th, 2009.
"We are very excited to add Stacy to our team at Wyler Racing," said Team Owner, Jeff Wyler. "Stacy will be a critical part of our organization. He has a tremendous amount of knowledge there is no question that he'll do well as driver of the No. 60 Wyler.com Toyota Tundra."
Compton, 41, of Grit, Virginia, will drive Wyler Racing's Toyota Tundra. The team, which has been a front-runner each year since its inception into the Camping World Truck Series, finished 12th in the Owner's Point Standings last year, with two top-five and seven top-10 finishes.
The team, which is owned by Jeff Wyler, a Cincinnati businessman who is Founder and CEO of the Jeff Wyler Automotive Family, will be entering its fourth full-time year in the Camping World Truck Series. As their position in NASCAR continues to grow the team is expected to benefit from the leadership and management skills that Compton brings to the team.
"I'm very excited to join Wyler Racing," said Compton. "This group has a long standing history in the automotive business and has built such a good name for themselves. To be able to be part of this program is incredible. They have put toget her a great team and with the help and support from Toyota, I know we'll have a competitive and Championship caliber team in 2009."
If history repeats itself, Compton should excel quickly behind the wheel of the No. 60 truck. In their very first foray into the Camping World Truck Series, Wyler Racing grabbed two wins, two pole positions, 10 top-five, and 14 top-10's, finishing fifth in points overall. The following year, Wyler Racing backed that up by winning one race, scoring two pole positions, taking six top-five, 10 top-10s and finishing ninth overall.
Compton's stats are equally as impressive. Compton has 118 starts in the Camping World Truck Series with two wins (Portland and Topeka, 1998), 26 top-five, 51 top-10s and nine pole positions. Racing has been a lifelong passion for Compton but he may have his best shot yet at a Championship run by joining the Wyler Racing team in the Camping World Truck Series.
Sponsorship for the No. 60 Toyota Tundra is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
The first event for Compton and the Wyler Racing team will come at the 2.5-mile tri-oval of Daytona International Speedway when the series hits the World Center of Speed on Friday, February 13th for the NextEra Energy Resources 250.