Turner Scott Motorsports announced Tuesday that it has officially shut down the operations of its No. 30 Camping World Truck Series team. As a result, 18 employees were laid off. Driver Ron Hornaday, Jr., who was fourth in points entering the series’ race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park last week, is also without a ride.
“The decision to lay off any employee is painful and we realize the affects it has on their lives,” co-owner Harry Scott, Jr. said in a statement. “However, the decisions made by TSM today are necessary and the responsible steps for all of TSM to ensure our commitment to our employees, partners and fans to be as competitive as possible.”
TSM has announced it will continue to field other entries in the NASCAR Camping World Truck and Nationwide series. Currently, the team fields the Nos. 31 and 32 in the Truck Series, while the Nos. 31 and 42 are its full-time entries in the Nationwide Series.
Hornaday, who had driven the No. 30 in every race before Mosport, was shuttered mid-week last week as it was confirmed that he and his team would not run at CTMP while teammates Ben Kennedy and Cameron Hayley would. As a result of missing the event, Hornaday slipped to sixth in points, while Hayley and Kennedy finished 11th and 15th, respectively.
Hornaday has since noted, in an interview with FOX Sports, that he will likely return to the series at some point this season, with certain races – including Talladega – already sold for sponsorship.