By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer
After a three-year hiatus, Scott Stenzel will return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Stenzel will drive the No. 83 E2 Northeast Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado for Copp Motorsports.
Stenzel has 10 Truck Series starts with the most recent coming in the 2014 season finale. In those starts, the Mankato, MN native has a best finish of 22nd at Talladega Superspeedway. Stenzel also has two ARCA Racing Series starts, including a seventh-place finish at Talladega in 2010.
“I have sincerely been blessed with the opportunities I have had in motorsports,” Stenzel admitted. “It has allowed me to live my passion and my dream of being a professional race car driver. To start a race in one of NASCAR’s premier series at Daytona will be a dream come true. I look forward to working with DJ [Copp] and his team as we prepare to tackle Daytona under the lights”.
Copp Motorsports is entering its second consecutive full season. In 27 starts in their rookie season, the organization scored a top-10 at ISM Raceway with Bayley Currey. In the two restrictor plate races at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega, the team finished 18th and 13th with Todd Peck and Spencer Boyd respectively. To date, Copp Motorsports has had nine different drivers behind the wheel of its’ trucks.
Team owner D.J. Copp shared his excitement being able to provide another opportunity to help someone accomplish their goals. “From our start. Our passion has always been to try and give opportunities to those chasing their dreams. Daytona will allow us to do that on 2 different levels with the introduction of E2 Northeast Motorsports. Our relationship does not start and end with Daytona. Stay tuned for more big news in the coming weeks.”
Stenzel’s crew chief and driver lineup beyond Daytona will be announced later. In the meantime, Stenzel, Copp, and the entire No. 83 team will look to run well in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona.