“A lot of weight lifted off my shoulders” – Ryan Truex after full-time NASCAR deal

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Ryan Truex was delighted to have a full-time deal for the No. 40 Niece Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado for the 2021 Truck Series season.

The younger brother of former Cup champion Martin Truex Jr. drove the same car in nine Truck Series races in the 2020 season. His best results came as a 12th-place finishes at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Kansas Speedway.

“Last season was really a learning year for me with this team,” Ryan Truex said in a release. “I feel like we learned a ton every week. We adjusted to working with no track time prior to racing, and I feel like we made our equipment better throughout the course of the year.

“I am excited about the continuity we will be able to build, competing week in and week out. I’m thankful to (sponsor) Marquis Spas for their support this season and as we move into next season.”

This will be the first time since 2018 when the driver drove for Kaulig Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series that Truex will run a full season.

Speaking to SiriusXM Radio, Truex said that he feels good to do so.

“It’s going to be nice, It’s a lot of weight lifted off my shoulders. Honestly, just getting it announced and signed. I’ve been part-time here, a lot of my career and this is only my third time running full-time.

“Feels good, feels like if I were to get it done, I’ve had a lot of deals over the years that have been close.”

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