Kyle Busch Motorsports Ropes in Corey Heim to Compete in the NASCAR Truck Series

Published 08/05/2021, 12:57 PM EDT
SPARTA, KENTUCKY – JULY 11: Grant Enfinger, driver of the #98 Champion Power Equipment Ford, and Sheldon Creed, driver of the #2 Chevrolet Accessories Chevrolet, take the green flag to start the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway on July 11, 2019 in Sparta, Kentucky. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)


Over the past few days, several teams in the Truck or Xfinity Series have recruited drivers for one-off races. And ARCA Menards Series championship contender, Corey Heim, is the latest driver to join the list. Like a couple of his rivals and even seniors, Heim will be running double-duty at Watkins Glen International.

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To be precise, he will compete in the ARCA Series race, Clean Harbors 100, as well as the Truck Series’ United Rentals 176. The driver will race for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the #51 Toyota Tundra, according to reports. In the process, Heim will make his second of three Truck Series appearances.

Corey Heim has competed in the Truck Series earlier this year

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The first time the 19-year-old stepped into a NASCAR truck, he drove for KBM.

At Darlington, Heim was thrown into the deep end, as he had to race without practice and/or qualifying. Nevertheless, he still managed to finish in 23rd, despite the chaotic race. As it turned out, he was caught up in a massive accident during a late-race restart. Owing to that, the #51 JBL Toyota Tundra dived down the inside of the track from the front row.

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Heim is also expected to make another Cup Series appearance at the Martinsville Speedway.

Nov 7, 2020; Avondale, AZ, USA; NASCAR ARCA Series driver Jesse Love celebrates with a burnout after clinching the 2020 ARCA West Series Championship following the Arizona Lottery 100 at Phoenix Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Now, the Georgia-native will be firmly focused on the points scenario in the 2021 ARCA championship. Last time out, title rival Ty Gibbs accidentally tagged him into a spin at Wisconsin, but he recovered to take third place.

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This weekend, Corey Heim heads into the tricky 2.45-mile road course seven points behind the Joe Gibbs Racing driver. There are only seven events left, and they will play a major road in their fight for the title.

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