MOORESVILLE, NC – Erik Darnell will return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the first time since 2008 this weekend at Darlington (SC) Raceway aboard the No.45 Niece Motorsports Chevrolet.
Darnell’s participation will be sponsored by Northern Tool + Equipment, the same company that sponsored him for his two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series wins, which took place in 2007 and 2008. Entry # 45 will feature a system back to commemorate these victories.
“I’m delighted to be back behind the wheel in the Truck series, especially with an organization of this caliber,” said Darnell. “The support of Northern Tool + Equipment is very important to me. Darlington is a tough, but fun trail so Friday night should be a good time. Thanks to Al Niece for this opportunity. “
Darnell has 76 starts in the Truck Series between 2004-2008 with two wins, three poles, 16 top-five and 32 top-10. In addition to his Truck Series experience, Darnell has 52 NASCAR Xfinity Series starts from 2008 to 2012, with one pole, two top-five and five top-10.
“I’m so excited to have Erik behind the wheel of one of these Niece Motorsports Chevrolets,” said Niece Motorsports General Manager Cody Efaw. “We’ve been trying to get him into a truck for a few years, so I’m glad we finally got to do it.