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Kyle Busch Motorsports announced on Thursday that NASCAR Next driver Gary Klutt will pilot the No. 51 Toyota at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park next week in the Camping World Truck Series.
Klutt, 24, will be taking over for Cody Coughlin, who will be competing at Winchester Speedway in the ARCA CRA Super Series.
Coughlin has been a part of five Truck Series races in 2016 with a best finish of 12th at Texas in early June. He most recently ran the No. 51 truck at Pocono, coming home 13th.
Klutt will be making his debut in a top division of NASCAR. He has raced full-time in each of the last two seasons in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, which is a NASCAR touring division in Canada.
— Gary Klutt (@Garyklutt) August 25, 2016
Through nine races in 2016, Klutt has five top-10 finishes, with a best finish of sixth at Toronto. In his last outing, he led two circuits, the only laps he’s led on the season.
Running all 11 races last year, Klutt picked up his first top-5 finish of his career when he won the season-opening race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The newly acquainted KBM driver led 12 laps, the only laps he led of 2015.
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