MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Erik Darnell will return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the first time since 2008 this weekend at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway aboard the No. 45 Niece Motorsports Chevrolet.
Darnell’s entry will be sponsored by Northern Tool + Equipment, the same company that sponsored him for his two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victories, which came in 2007 and ’08. The No. 45 entry will feature a throwback scheme to commemorate those wins.
“I’m excited to get back behind the wheel in the Truck Series, especially with an organization of this caliber,” said Darnell. “The support from Northern Tool + Equipment means so much to me. Darlington is a tough, but fun track, so Friday night should be a good time. Thank you to Al Niece for the opportunity.”
Darnell has 76 starts in the Truck Series between 2004-2008 with two wins, three poles, 16 top-five and 32 top-10 finishes. In addition to his Truck Series experience, Darnell has 52 starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series from 2008-2012, with one pole, two top-five and five top-10 finishes.
“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 in a truck for the past few years, so I’m thrilled that we were finally able to do it.”