MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Chris Hacker will return to Reaume Brothers Racing next season in a limited NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule, the organization announced Friday.
Hacker made his Truck Series debut for the team at Missouri’s World Wide Technology Raceway in August, where his speed and finesse immediately captured the attention of his team, peers and other organizations in the series.
“I’m excited to be able to partner with Reaume Brothers Racing for 2022,” Hacker said. “Not only Josh (Reaume), but the whole crew was really supportive for my debut season. A lot of people underestimate how important the connection between a driver and team is.
“With the connection the RBR team and I have, I believe we are going to be able to accomplish a lot.”
In all, Hacker competed in four Truck Series races this past year, including the season finale at Arizona’s Phoenix Raceway in November for Reaume Brothers Racing.
Hacker will begin his sophomore tenure with Reaume Brothers Racing at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway on March 19. The remainder of his schedule will be announced at a later date.
Team principal Josh Reaume says the team is ecstatic to have Hacker return next season.
“We are happy to welcome Chris back to Reaume Brothers Racing in 2022,” he said. “We are excited to continue with him and be a part of his journey in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Chris impressed a lot of people in our trucks last year and we believe he will continue to do so throughout the 2022 season.”
Hacker is the first NASCAR driver known to have a brachial plexus injury, also known as a brachial plexus lesion. BPI is an injury to the brachial plexus, the network of nerves that conducts signals from the spinal cord to the shoulder, arm and hand.
Only able to have movement in his fingers at first after three major surgeries, including nerve grafting and tendon transfers, Hacker has established mobility in his arm that is comfortable enough to drive.
The 22-year-old began racing at the age of eight in quarter midgets, where he ranked second overall in his home state of Indiana.
From 2009 to ’11, he competed in the Bandolero bandits where he won back-to-back Indiana state championships in ’10 and ’11.
After consecutive championship seasons in Bandoleros, he advanced to INEX Legend Car Series competition in 2012, where he captured the Indianapolis Speedrome Championship in the Young Lions category.
In 2013, he became the youngest driver to win a Champion Racing Association Sportsman event at age 13.
The following season, competing in the JEGS All-Star Series, he won the Sportsman of the Year award.
Hacker continued to turn heads in late model competition and positioned himself to move into the development ARCA Menards Series in 2020 before turning his attention to the Truck Series earlier this year.
Sponsorship announcements for Hacker’s effort are forthcoming.