Two-time defending Tennessee NASCAR Whelen All-American State Champion Nate Monteith of Blountville, and Bristol businessman KD Moore, are pleased to announce the formation of DDK Motorsports. The stars of NASCAR like to play at night and DDK Motorsports will make their debut under the lights at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday, Aug. 21, competing in the NASCAR UNOH 200 Camping World Truck Series event.
During the 2011 and ’12 racing seasons at Kingsport Speedway, the 31-year-old Monteith captured back-to-back Late Model Stock titles and recorded 10 feature wins each season (22 total pole awards) to bring his career Late Model victory tally to 67.
“I am really excited to be teaming with KD Moore and our new truck team,” said Monteith. “He has been involved with our late model program and we talked about taking the jump together to a NASCAR top-tier touring division.”
Monteith will be piloting a No. 45 Toyota Tundra in the UNOH 200 in his hometown, which will be televised live on Fox Sports 1 (formerly Speed Channel). DDK Motorsports is planning a test on August 5 to shake down the new race truck.
“I’ve got some experience at Bristol,” added Monteith. “We’ll just have to get the truck dialed-in during practice and get it handling well. DDK Motorsports is providing me with an incredible opportunity and great equipment. My late model guys are helping me put the deal together and I am pretty confident we can make a good showing in August.”
DDK Motorsports is tentatively planning to run a limited schedule of 4-6 races this season, with hopes of building to a full schedule in 2014. It has always been the dream of successful developer, KD Moore, to field a team in NASCAR.
“I have entertained guests at Bristol Motor Speedway in the past, but this is going to be a very special event for me,” said Moore. “I believe having a Bristol based team should create a great deal of local interest. Nate has the talent and our goal is to become a solid addition to the Camping World Truck Series.”
Monteith and Moore will have the DDK Motorsports Toyota Tundra present at the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile” on Monday, July 29 for a press conference at 1 p.m., to be held in C Lot parking area just outside of the turn three pit entrance.
Want to be part of DDK Motorsports and driver Nate Monteith? For sponsor information contact Monteith at (423) 340-2004.
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