Vizion Motorsports, formerly known as NextGen Motorsports, has hired Bayley Currey to run its entry during the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season.
Currey, 22, will drive the No. 35 Toyota Tundra in certain races throughout the season, though the team does not have a specific number in mind.
However, Vizion Motorsports will not make it to Daytona for the season opener next Friday (Feb. 15). Instead, the plan is to make its season debut at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Feb. 23.
“We’re looking forward to Atlanta to solidify more business partnerships as well as provide the best equipment for the team,” team owner Jennifer Brown tells Frontstretch. “We definitely have a long-term business plan. We have secured sponsorship and business partnerships that are helping us move forward in the right direction so we can be competitive on and off the racetrack.
“As far as 2019, we’re going to race as much as we can. We’re building and developing Vizion Motorsports with Bayley Currey in the Truck Series.”
Regardless of when the No. 35 hits the track, Currey is hoping to make the most of his opportunity.
“I’m just excited to get to start,” Currey says. “I love working with them. It’s a great group of people, and [I] have been working in the shop with them as much as I can. They did great last year with Brennan Poole in the truck, so I want to see what I can do in a little bit better equipment.”
In 2018, Currey competed in 13 Truck races, finishing a season-high 16th in September at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He also made three Xfinity Series starts, earning a trio of top-25 efforts.
“It seemed like a great opportunity to try and help them and build something,” he says. “I just want to see what I can do in a little better equipment. There wasn’t much coming up in Xfinity, so I just wanted to get something good and run good, even if that was just part of the year.”
Vizion competed in a pair of Truck races with Poole last season, placing best in its debut at Texas Motor Speedway (15th). In the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, he finished 19th.