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Ben Kennedy sponsored by Wheelwell for Iowa truck race; making Xfinity debut

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Toyota Tundra 250

KANSAS CITY, KS - MAY 06: Ben Kennedy, driver of the #33 Weber Grill Chevrolet, looks on bbefore the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway on May 6, 2016 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

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Ben Kennedy’s No. 33 Truck will have a new primary sponsor for this weekend’s Speediatrics 200 at Iowa Speedway.

Kennedy, who will be in his fifth race with GMS racing, will be sponsored by Wheelwell, a San Francisco-based website that “brings together automotive enthusiasts, service professionals and brands in a uniquely visual way that enables consumers to find the very best products for their cars.”

Kennedy is currently ninth in the Camping World Truck Series point standings following a fourth-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway. It was Kennedy’s first top five and his second top-10 finish of the season. Kennedy’s best result in three starts a Iowa is sixth in 2014.

“I am looking forward to introducing Wheelwell to millions of NASCAR fans and fellow car enthusiasts,” said Kennedy. “Like many others in the racing community, I have a few ongoing vehicle projects and allows me to keep organized, seek help and learn from other members who are building, restoring or enhancing their vehicles.”

Wheelwell joins JACOB Companies and Weber Grills in sponsoring the No. 33 since Kennedy signed with GMS Racing in May.

Kennedy will also make his Xfinity Series debut this weekend, driving the No. 2 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing. The No. 2 is the car usually driven by Austin Dillon or Paul Menard.

“I’m really looking forward to practice on Friday,” Kennedy said in a press release. “It’s been a little while since I’ve been behind the wheel of a car. I’m used to racing trucks, but I’ve spent some time with (crew chief) Danny (Stockman) and the guys this week getting the car ready and it makes me confident we’ll roll off the truck fast.”

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