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After a few days of uncertainty, Ben Kennedy has landed a new job.
Kennedy, 24, started the year out with Red Horse Racing, but was signed for only a three-race deal. However, the great-grandson of Bill France, the founder of NASCAR, will be joining GMS Racing for 10 Camping World Truck Series contests in 2016.
Running the No. 33 truck, Kennedy will split time behind the wheel with reigning ARCA Series champion Grant Enfinger and rookie Kaz Grala. His tenure with the organization begins at Kansas Speedway on May 6, with his remaining schedule not announced.
Enfinger, who was the first driver announced for the No. 33 team led by veteran crew chief Jeff Stankiewicz, is confirmed to race in at least four more events in 2016.
“A lot of people have been asking about my racing plans lately so I am going to give an update as best I can,” Enfinger posted on his Facebook page. “The only confirmed truck races that I will be in the seat of a GMS Racing truck as of now are Kentucky, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Talladega. There is still hope to add to that schedule, and everyone here at GMS Racing is working hard for that.
“I am still working here at GMS Racing everyday and the relationship continues to be great. I can’t wait to get back in the truck, but when I’m not I will continue to help all of my teammates here at GMS Racing. I am proud of what we have accomplished to this point, and I’m grateful for the past, present, and future at GMS Racing.”
Along with Enfinger, Grala is also expected to compete in a handful of events.
Joining Kennedy at GMS Racing is Jacob Companies, which joined him at Red Horse Racing in 2016. His remaining schedule with the No. 33 team will be announced within a few weeks.
Entering his fourth season in the Truck Series, Kennedy has two full years under his belt, with a pair of ninth-place finishes in the championship standings in 2014 and 2015.