Howie DiSavino III will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series début at Richmond Raceway on 17 April. On Monday, Jordan Anderson Racing announced DiSavino will drive the #3 Chevrolet Silverado in the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond. DiSavino, who is set to turn 20 years old in five days, will make his maiden national series start just eighteen miles and a drive of less than thirty minutes away from his hometown of Chesterfield, Virginia.
Much of DiSavino’s racing has come in pro late models before he began competing in the ARCA Menards Series in 2019 for Win-Tron Racing. In six total series starts, he has two top tens with a best finish of ninth at Lucas Oil Raceway in 2020. His lone start of 2021 to date is a thirteenth in the opener at Daytona; Win-Tron merged with AM Racing prior to the season, and AM currently fields a full-time truck for Austin Wayne Self.
2020 was also supposed to see DiSavino début in the Trucks at Richmond for Win-Tron before the plans were cancelled due to COVID-19. Had the entry worked out, it would have been Win-Tron’s first Truck race since 2015; the team raced full-time in the series in 2014.
“I’m incredibly humbled about this opportunity to not only compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Jordan Anderson Racing but for the chance to race in front of my family, friends and partners,” DiSavino said in a JAR release. “This is undoubtedly the biggest race of my career, but I am up for the challenge.
“The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is stacked this season. Richmond is going to be an extremely competitive race and tyre management will be key. Fortunately, I have surrounded myself with good people who are adequately helping me prepare to make Richmond a successful weekend both on and off the track.
“If we can come out of the race with a strong top-twenty finish, that will certainly feel like a win.”
Jordan Anderson Racing’s maiden Xfinity Series season is still on hold until Circuit of the Americas in May, but the team has continued to field the #3 truck in the meantime. Team owner Anderson finished second in the first race at Daytona, while Bobby Reuse ran the Daytona Road Course. J.R. Heffner was supposed to run the series’ most recent race at Bristol for the team but withdrew after wrecking in final practice. Reuse’s brother Roger has also signed on for a part-time schedule.