By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer
The trend of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers making their debut at Martinsville Speedway continues with Reid Wilson. Wilson will make his debut in the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 with Young’s Motorsports.
Wilson will pilot the No. 20 TrüNorth™ / OEM2 Chevrolet Silverado at the 0.500-mile oval. The 21-year-old has made 20 career starts in the X-1R Pro Cup Series. He scored a best finish of third in the points standings in 2014, despite missing two races. In those 20 races, Reid scored seven top-fives, 17 top-10s, and one pole position.
“Reid was one of the first drivers in our development program here at Young’s Motorsports,” said team principal Tyler Young. “It’s great that we’re able to provide a place and an opportunity for him to progress as a driver and up the NASCAR ranks.”
Reid also has eight starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. There, he has four top-10 finishes. Reid’s best career finish in the K&N Pro Series was sixth at Greenville-Pickens Speedway in 2016 and New Smyrna Speedway in 2017.
“In eight K&N races with Reid, we had four top-10 finishes,” said Andrew Abbott, who served as Wilson’s NKNPSE crew chief and will continue his role on the No. 20 Truck. “He has shown a lot of growth and I think we will be able to put together a good run at Martinsville.”
TrüNorth™’s partnership with Wilson goes back to 2016 in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. They have backed him in all eight of his starts to date. TrüNorth™ is a leading provider of commercial asset related warranty programs.
“We’re proud of Reid’s racing accomplishments,” said TrüNorth™ SVP, John Gates. “We are excited to be a part of his next big step in NASCAR.”
“I’m honored to represent TrüNorth™,” exclaimed Wilson. “They’ve made it possible for me to advance up the NASCAR ladder. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is the perfect place for them to connect with their market, because many people in the trucking industry are NASCAR fans.”
In addition to the support from TrüNorth™, Wilson will also be promoting the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in his debut. He volunteers to raise awareness and funds for MDA research as part of a group of athletes known as the MDA Muscle Team.
“I am really excited to get behind the wheel of the No. 20 OEM2 Truck at Martinsville,” said Wilson. “I can’t thank Tyler enough for providing me this opportunity to drive for his race team and to also allow me to bring awareness to MDA, an organization I have been a part of for 10 years. March is National MDA Shamrock month and being able to put them on display at a NASCAR event will bring even more attention to this great cause.”
Now Wilson, Young, and the entire No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado team will prepare for a successful debut on March 24.