MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Kris Wright will join Niece Motorsports full-time in the 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the team announced Tuesday morning.
Wright will pilot the No. 44 Chevrolet Silverado, completing the team’s regular lineup that already features Carson Hocevar, Dean Thompson and Lawless Alan.
“I’m looking forward to joining the Niece Motorsports organization in 2022,” said Wright. “I learned a lot last year that I think will be beneficial next season. I’m appreciative of Al Niece for allowing me the opportunity to race and represent his organization. The team is working hard to prepare for 2022. I’m ready to get the season started.”
Wright ran a limited schedule in the 2021 Truck Series for Young’s Motorsports. The 27-year-old driver has 17 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, with his best finish of 12th in last year’s opener at Daytona (Fla.) Int’l Speedway.
In addition, the Wexford, Pa., native competed in all seven road course events for Sam Hunt Racing in the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series. Wright’s best finish was a 17th-place result at Watkins Glen Int’l.
“As a group we are really excited about the direction our organization is heading, going into the 2022 season,” said Niece Motorsports General Manager Cody Efaw. “Kris is an important piece of that puzzle, so we are happy to have him join the team. I think the four drivers we have set for the 2022 season will complement each other well and work well together. We have big expectations next season and we’re working hard to get there.”
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season will kick off at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m. ET, with the NextEra Energy 250, airing live on FS1, MRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.