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Returning to NASCAR Camping World Truck Series action this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is 2017 ARCA Racing Series champion, Austin Theriault. He’ll pilot the No. 30 for On Point Motorsports marking his 12th Truck Series start.
“This opportunity to work with everyone at On Point Motorsports to help them build this new truck program from the ground up is both exciting and challenging,” said Theriault. “We have what we need to be successful and I know all of us are committed to giving it our best effort. I have history at Las Vegas and though the outcome was not the best moment of my career, my added experiences at 1.5-mile tracks since then will come in handy as we look to tackle the track.”
In Theriault’s last Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas in 2015, the Maine native was clipped by a fellow competitor sending him into the outside wall on lap 14, resulting in a compression fracture of his lower back. After his recovery, Theriault ran select Truck Series races in 2016 and ran a full-time ARCA Series schedule in 2017 winning the championship with Ken Schrader Racing. A longtime sponsor of Theriault, Cross Insurance is on board for his Las Vegas return.
“It has been 2016 since I have been behind the wheel of a truck,” added Austin. “I am especially looking forward to the Las Vegas race and changing that stat. I want to thank On Point Motorsports for this opportunity and Cross Insurance for their continued support of my racing career.”
Last month On Point Motorsports made their Truck Series debut at Bristol where their night ended early after successfully qualifying to race. Led by veteran crew chief Steven ‘Bones’ Lane, the team is now ready for their second start with Theriault behind the wheel.
“We are excited to have Austin drive our No. 30 Toyota Tundra in Las Vegas,” stated Steven Lane. “He has fit in very well with our group of guys and spent a good amount of time at the shop helping out. There has been a tremendous amount of work put forth here in the last few months in building On Point Motorsports and we look forward to our second race at Las Vegas.”
Watch the Camping World Truck Series and Austin Theriault return to action in the Las Vegas 350, this Friday, September 14th on FOX Sports 1 at 9 pm ET.