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Martins Motorsports returns to Truck Series competition with Matt Mills in Iowa

Matt Mills will take the wheel for Martins Motorsports in the new #42 Thompson’s Electric Chevrolet at Iowa Speedway this weekend. The move marks a return to the Truck Series for Martins Motorsports, who earlier in the year shifted their focus towards the Xfinity Series and sold the rights to the team’s original 44 number to Faith Motorsports.

“It’s been a weird year,” said driver & team spokesman Tommy Joe Martins. “So much has changed for our team in just one year. The truck series has shifted dramatically. But I think we’ve found a good direction for Martins Motorsports. We’re at home in the truck series. We want to be a platform for guys to take their first step in NASCAR – just like I did.”

Mills has had a tremendous start to his 2017 season, scoring a pair of 17th place finishes for Faith Motorsports at Dover & Kansas. He also made his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Phoenix earlier this year for BJ McLeod Motorsports.

“We know we’ve got a chance to go out and compete for top-15’s consistently with Matt driving our trucks.” Tommy Joe said. “The relationship he’s formed with our Crew Chief Kevin Eagle is also going to give us a big head start on unloading fast. We want to give Matt as many opportunities as we can.”

Eagle & Mills worked together for three races earlier in the year during Mills’ time at Faith Motorsports. Mills hopes to run with Martins Motorsports for several of the remaining races on the NASCAR Truck Series schedule, but the final schedule is still to be determined.

— Martins Motorsports —