Dean Thompson

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Dean Thompson joins Niece Motorsports full time in 2022, competing for both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship and Rookie of the Year Honors. Thompson will pilot the No. 40 Chevrolet Silverado for Niece Motorsports in his rookie campaign.   

The 2021 season saw the 20-year-old driver make seven starts in the ARCA Menards West Series, earning two poles (Irwindale, Roseville), two top-10 finishes and five top-15 finishes.

His best finish in the series was a second-place result at Irwindale in 2021.  After starting on the pole, Thompson led 144 of 150 laps, ultimately finishing second.

Thompson got an early start in racing, beginning at the age of five with the Orange Show Quarter Midget Association at the Orange Show Speedway in San Bernardino, Calif.

The young driver took a break from racing, making his return in a Spec Late Model in 2018 at the age of 16, running just a handful of races at the end of the season for High Point Racing.

In 2019, Thompson returned behind the wheel fulltime in late models, earning a win at Irwindale Speedway.

Thompson had his breakout season in 2020, capturing the Irwindale Speedway LKQ Pick Your Part Late Model Championship on the strength of six wins and 14 top-five finishes. 

In addition, Thompson captured rookie of the year honors in 2020 in his first fulltime season in the Spears SRL Southwest Tour Series.

In his spare time, Thompson enjoys visiting his girlfriend in Ohio.  Some of his hobbies include iRacing, hunting and fishing.  Thompson is an Anaheim Ducks fan and has recently become a Dallas Cowboys fan since living in Texas.  Thompson is also a devout Christian, having been a follower since the age of eight.