When the green flag flies to start the Lucas Oil 150 at ISM Raceway on Friday night, Landon Huffman will find himself on the biggest track of his career. After starts at Bristol and Martinsville, the one mile long track, formerly known as Phoenix International Raceway, will be roughly twice as big as the other tracks Huffman has faced.
“Well, we're definitely looking for a little redemption this week at Phoenix,” according to the 22 year-old. “I’m thrilled to have another chance behind the wheel of this truck, and to work with this Niece Motorsports team again. ISM Raceway will definitely be the biggest challenge I have had so far in my career, and I’m looking forward to getting on track and learning as much as possible. I want to give a huge thank you to Al Niece, Cody Efaw, Chuck Efaw and Team Dillon Management for making this opportunity possible.”
The No. 38 Niece Motorsports entry will feature graphics that honor Arizona Department of Public Safety Trooper Tyler Edenhofer. Edenhofer, who previously served in the Navy, graduated from the academy on May 4, 2018. Edenhofer was killed in the line of duty on July 25, after just 52 days with the DPS.
“I'm very honored that we get to pay tribute to Tyler,” says Huffman.
“He first served our country in the Navy and then the people of Arizona as a Trooper. Our first responders put their lives on the line day in and day out. I'm just glad that we can do something to honor him.”
Huffman, a third-generation driver, began his racing career in go-karts at the age of four, competing at tracks across the southeast. Huffman follows in the footsteps of his father, Robert Huffman, a former five-time NASCAR Goody's Dash Series champion. Huffman has accumulated 20 wins across multiple tracks, along with the 2015 Hickory Motor Speedway Paramount Kia Challenge Championship. Huffman is soon to graduate from UNC Charlotte with a B.A. in Marketing.
The Lucas Oil 150 from ISM Raceway will be broadcast live on FS1 and MRN on Friday, November 9th at 8:30 PM ET. There are two scheduled practice sessions on Friday, with qualifying set for 5:30 PM.
Keep up-to-date with Huffman by following him on Twitter @LandonHuffman and Instagram @LandonHuffman. You can also “like” Landon Huffman on his official Facebook page.
Niece Motorsports is owned by United States Marine Corps Veteran Al Niece. In 2018, Niece Motorsports enters its second full season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, fielding two full-time teams. Niece also owns Niece Equipment, which has for over 30 years provided clients with reliable products at competitive prices. Niece Equipment’s reputation is built on service, integrity and dependability. The company provides water and fuel/lube trucks that are engineered with quality and durability in mind for the construction and mining industry. Follow the team on Facebook and Instagram @NieceMotorsports as well as twitter @NieceMotorsport.