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Joe Gibbs Racing Truck Series driver Matt Tifft to race for Venturini Motorsports at Daytona

Tifft to run for Venturini truck at daytona 2015

(Image courtesy Venturini Motorsports)

Matt Tifft will receive a one-off start for Venturini Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season-opener at Daytona International Speedway.

An Ohio native and freshman at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte, Tifft was originally scheduled to do just six Truck races in 2015, sharing a ride for Joe Gibbs Racing with Kyle Busch and Daniel Suarez.

But a joint technical alliance between Venturini Motorsports and Kyle Busch Motorsports will allow Tifft to compete in the NextEra Energy 250 on Feb. 20 in Tifft’s first-ever racing experience at DIS.

Tifft will drive the No. 25 Venturini Motorsports Toyota Tundra, which will carry a paint scheme celebrating the 30th anniversary of primary sponsor Federated Auto Parts.

Tifft has three prior Truck series starts, with a career-best eighth-place finish at Martinsville last season.

“Last year we had a few good runs but it was mostly about gaining experience and getting comfortable in the truck,” Tifft said in a team media release. “This will be my first restrictor plate race so I need to be smart with my strategy and adapt to the style of racing.”

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