SOUTH CAROLINA: Faith Motorsports (FMS) announced that North Texas native Ted Minor will pilot the #44 SMD Chevrolet Silverado in the Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway on November 3rd. Shawn Magee Design (SMD), a North Canton, Ohio design firm and official graphics partner of Faith Motorsports, will serve as the primary sponsor in the JAGS Metals/Driving Hurricane Harvey Relief 350 in Fort Worth,Texas.
"I’m excited for the opportunity to drive the #44 SMD Silverado in my home state of Texas," said Minor.
This will mark Minor’s third start in the 2017 Camping World Truck Series season but his first start driving for Faith Motorsports.
Ted started his racing career on Texas dirt tracks and has progressed to racing nationwide on asphalt tracks in the ARCA, USST series, super late models and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. In his 16th season as a NASCAR driver, Ted brings veteran experience combined with a youthful drive to succeed.
The #44 SMD truck will also feature a special tribute graphic on the deck lid honoring all 58 people who lost their lives in the tragic shootings at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on October 1st.
"Our thoughts and prays go out to all of the families who lost loved ones during this tragic event in Las Vegas," said Shane Lamb, owner of Faith Motorsports. "We wanted to honor the lives of those taken so senselessly and show love and support to those still grieving."
The Texas race marks the 3rd appearance as primary sponsor for SMD. The last time SMD raced as a primary sponsor was back in 2016 at Kentucky Speedway in the #74 Chevrolet Silverado of NASCAR veteran driver, Mike Harmon (video here).
"I love seeing the SMD brand being broadcasted on a national stage like the Camping World Truck Series," said Shawn Magee, Owner of Shawn Magee Design.
"NASCAR has always been a passion of mine. I am grateful for my partnership with Faith Motorsports which has allowed me to pursue those passions. I look forward to what 2018 has in store for SMD & Faith Motorsports."
Faith Motorsports owns and operates a 2 truck team (#44 & #62). Through a partnership with Martin’s Motorsports, the #44 is piloted by fellow Texas native, Austin Wayne Self for most of the 2017 season.
— Shawn Magee Design —