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Waltrip In Talks With Billy Ballew About Truck Ride

[1]According to a report from SceneDaily [2], Michael Waltrip is in talks with Billy Ballew Motorsports about driving one of the team’s trucks full-time in the Camping World Truck Series next season.

Waltrip, who is running a limited Sprint Cup schedule next season with his team, Michael Waltrip Racing, may not want to run a full truck schedule next season. Waltrip stepped back after signing Martin Truex Jr to replace him [3] in a Napa Toyota next season.

Waltrip was quoted as saying:

[Billy Ballew is] working on sponsorship, and if it comes through, there’s a pretty good chance I’ll run a couple races for him.

 Kyle Busch drove a BBM truck last season part-time, and he won seven races in those trucks. Last month, Busch announced plans to start his own truck team [4].

Meanwhile, Ballew is looking to find drivers to fill his two open seats. He is also looking for sponsorship for Waltrip and a second driver, Aric Almirola. He’s also said that he is considering Steve Wallace for a part-time truck team.

Ballew expects an announcement on Waltrip next week.