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After a successful partnership that helped them start this year’s Daytona 500, two-time NASCAR Pinty’s Series champion D.J. Kennington and Gaunt Brothers Racing have decided to team up again for a NASCAR national series event.
Gaunt Brothers Racing, owned by Triad Racing Technologies president and Canadian Marty Gaunt and DJ Kennington, who piloted GBR's Daytona 500 entry earlier this season, will once again join forces this Sunday when Kennington pilots the No. 96 Tundra on the 2.459-mile road course.
Joining Gaunt and Kennington on the truck will be Kennington's longtime sponsor Castrol Canada and Spectra Premium.
"We are pleased to have DJ back with us at GBR," said Gaunt. "Our successful entry together in the Daytona 500 established a relationship that we are honored to continue. Our partners for the event, Castrol Canada and Spectra Premium, both have Canadian roots, so having DJ drive the Castrol Spectra Premium Toyota Tundra makes for an exciting trip to our home province."
Kennington enters the lone Truck Series road course race of the season as one of the event's most established road racers. He is a three-time race winner at CTMP. This will also be his sixth career NCWTS start with his best finish to date coming at CTMP last season when he finished 14th.
"This is a tremendous opportunity given to me by GBR to compete for a win in a talented division," said Kennington. "This track has been good to me in the past, and Castrol was there for all three wins. I'm thrilled they're along for the ride again.”
With his announcement, Kennington becomes the third NASCAR Pinty’s Series driver to enter the Chevrolet Silverado 250 joining Gary Klutt and Jason Hathaway.
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