Kris Wright is ready for new challenges and new opportunities in 2022 as he competes in his rookie NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season with Niece Motorsports. The 27-year-old will pilot the No. 44 Chevrolet Silverado for Niece Motorsports in his first full season of NASCAR competition.
In 2022 Wright joined Team Hornaday Development, mentored by four-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday Jr., as a member of the driver development program. Through the relationship with Niece Motorsports, Wright will have manufacturer resources, personnel and team support from Chevrolet Racing.
Wright capitalized on maximizing his part-time schedule in his first two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series seasons, collecting a 12th-place finish at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in 2021, and four top-20 finishes (Daytona, Gateway, Las Vegas, and Martinsville) across 17 starts. In 2021, Wright competed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) for seven road course events, recording a career-best finish of 17th-place at the Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International.
The Wexford, Pa.-native debuted in NASCAR national series competition on August 16, 2020 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on the road course at the Daytona International Speedway. In his single NASCAR Camping World Truck start of the 2020 season, Wright finished in the 25th-place.
In two seasons (2020, 2021) of a part-time schedule in the ARCA Menards Series, Wright produced six top-10 finishes in 11 starts with an average starting position of 10.3, and producing an average finishing position of 11.8. In addition, the accomplished driver has one start (2020) in the ARCA Menards Series East, and three starts (2020) in the ARCA Menards Series West, resulting in two-top five and two top-ten finishes, respectively.
In 2020, Wright competed in the CARS Tour Super Late Model division, with one top-ten finish in two starts. In 2021, he finished in the 10th-place in the Carolina Pro Late Model Series at the historic Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway. Wright also has experience in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series, World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing, and other major asphalt late model events at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway, including the Clyde Hart Memorial (2020), and the Red Eye 100 (2021).
Along with his stock car experience, Wright has also competed in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, including the Rolex 24 at the Daytona International Speedway in 2019. He scored a second-place finish in the Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2) class, and seventh-place overall.
He completed a full season of the GB3 Championship in 2019. Across 24 events Wright had one top-five finish, two top-ten finishes, and finished in the 16th place in the championship standings.
Wright collected two victories (Barber Motorsports Park, and VIRginia International Raceway), and six top-five finishes in six starts in 2018 en route to an IMSA Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda championship in the Le Mans Prototype 3 (LMP3) class.
In 2018, Wright joined Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, located in Germany, as a member of the Porsche talent pool.
Earning Rookie of the Year honors, and second in the championship standings, in the IMSA Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda in 2017, Wright also competed in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship with six starts. He has a combined 17 starts, that resulted in two top-five finishes, and 11 top-ten finishes in the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires series in 2017 and 2018.
Wright currently resides in Concord, N.C.