By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer
Premium Motorsports continues to help drivers make their NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut, this time with Stefan Parsons.
The son of Fox Sports 1 commentator and former driver Phil Parsons will make his Truck Series debut at Bristol Motor Speedway. Stefan Parsons will drive the No. 15 Phoenix Construction Chevrolet Silverado in the UNOH 200.
Parsons has been competing in Late Model competition, including the Response Energy CARS Tour Late Model Stock division. In 19 starts, he has one top five and three top-10 finishes. Parsons’ best finish fifth, came driving for his father’s team at Tri-County Motor Speedway in 2016.
“I’m super excited to make my truck debut at Bristol,” Parsons said. “I can’t thank Jay Robinson and everyone at Premium Motorsports enough as well as James Finch & Phoenix Construction for giving me this opportunity. I’m excited to work with Mike Hillman Sr & Peter Sospenzo as I make my NASCAR debut in the #15 Phoenix Construction, Chevy Silverado. This is something I’ve been dreaming about my whole life and I can’t put into words what this means to me. My family has a history of winning at Bristol and I hope to continue the tradition.”
Parsons joins the myriad of drivers to pilot the No. 15 Chevrolet Silverado. He is the sixth driver this season, joining Robby Lyons, who was sidelined due to health concerns, Bobby Reuse, Bryan Barnhill, Reed Sorenson, Ross Chastain, and JR Heffner.
The Jay Robinson-owned Premium Motorsports debuted in the Truck Series in 2015. In 103 starts to date, the team has a best finish of 11thwith Jason Hathaway at ISM Raceway in 2017. The teams’ best start came in their debut with Travis Kvapil qualifying on the outside pole in the 2015 season-opener at Daytona International Speedway.