Ryan Truex will return to the national stage later this season.
Truex, 23, announced he will partner with Richard Petty Motorsports and Biagi DenBeste Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for three races.
Truex will pilot DenBeste’s No. 98 Ford Mustang at Richmond, Kentucky and Charlotte, continuing RPM’s ongoing relationship with the No. 98 team. RPM drivers Aric Almirola and Sam Hornish Jr. have combined to run 11 races for DenBeste, with Almirola scoring three top-10 finishes.
Truex, who has 35 previous NXS starts, will be looking to add to his two top-five and nine top-10 finishes in the series. This announcement continues his relationship with RPM, which signed him as a developmental driver in 2013 before letting him attempt the full 2014 Sprint Cup Series schedule with BK Racing.
Truex was removed from the car in September, after struggling mightily against his competition, and hasn’t made a national start since.
The driver took to Twitter to express his excitement about the opportunity.
— ryan truex (@Ryan_Truex) September 2, 2015
Truex has made four career starts at Richmond in the NXS, scoring two top-10 finishes. He hasn’t attempted a race at Kentucky, and crashed out of both Charlotte races he’s run.