MOORESVILLE, N.C. (April 26, 2018) – Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today that Christian Eckes, the most recent winner in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut June 16 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa as part of a four-race schedule driving a fourth entry for the organization.
Mobil 1™, the world’s leading synthetic motor oil brand, will be the primary sponsor when the 17-year-old driver makes his Truck Series debut at Iowa and will also adorn the hood of his No. 46 Tundra at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill., June 23 and ISM Raceway in Avondale, Ariz., Nov. 9. Eckes’ sponsor for his race at Martinsville Speedway Oct. 27 will be named at a later date.
“The opportunity to compete for Kyle Busch Motorsports in my NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut is a dream come true — my first chance to get behind the wheel of the No. 46 Tundra can’t get here soon enough,” said Eckes. “I can’t thank everybody at Toyota Racing, Mobil 1 and all of my supporters enough for making this possible.”
Eckes picked up his first career ARCA Racing Series victory at Salem Speedway Apr. 22 after leading 72 laps of the 200-lap event, including the final 52 circuits. The Salem victory came in his second of 13 ARCA races scheduled with Venturini Motorsports this season. In 2017, Eckes collected four top-five and nine top-10 finishes across 10 ARCA events and four top-five and five top-10 finishes in six CARS Super Late Model Tour starts. In 2016, he won the prestigious Snowball Derby in Pensacola, Fla.