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Camping World Trucks - Rookie Of The Year Contender John King Joins Red Horse Racing


MOORESVILLE, February 8, 2012: Red Horse Racing added a driver to the truck lineup for the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season with rookie of the year contender John King behind the wheel of the No. 7 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra.

The Fort Blackmore, Va., native made seven starts in the Truck Series, most recently in 2011 at Kentucky Speedway in October. The rookie has seven previous starts in the series including Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Martinsville (Va.) Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway. The 23 year-old driver has a career-best finish of 15th, which he earned in his Truck Series debut in 2010 at Bristol.

"I am really grateful for the opportunity to drive for Red Horse Racing and to be a part of their organization," said King. "Red Horse Racing has great people on its race team, and I'm really looking forward to competing in the Truck Series. I'm excited to be able to drive for the rookie of the year honors and think this year's class will be very competitive."

Red Horse has a keen eye for talent, fielding trucks in the series since 2005.

"John is a very talented race car driver and we are thrilled to bring him on board," said Managing Partner Tom DeLoach. "John has a great family background and will certainly fit in as part of this Red Horse Racing family."

The young driver began his racing career in the Fastrak and Sanctioned Crate Late Model Series during the 2006 and 2007 season. In 2009, he was a part of the Bill Elliott Driver Development program competing in UARA-STARS Late Model Series. For more on King and his announcement with RHR for 2012, tune into NASCAR Race Hub on SPEED Channel on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. ET.