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Dawson Sutton Set for NCTS Debut at NWS

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Rackley W.A.R. announced May 7 that 18-year-old Dawson Sutton will make his debut in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driving a second entry for the team at North Wilkesboro Speedway. Sutton, the team’s development driver, will drive truck No. 26, the same number currently runs in the late model ranks.

“I have been super excited waiting to share this announcement that I’ll be making my NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series debut,” Sutton said. “I really want to thank all of my supporters, including Rackley Roofing Company, W.A.R. Shocks and Team Chevrolet. I’m also grateful for my parents. My dad has invested so much into me since I started racing two years ago, and my mom as well as she’s been with me every step of the way at racetracks all over the country.”

“I’m really proud of Dawson on and off the race track,” Rackley W.A.R. Chief Executive Officer and Dawson’s father Curtis Sutton said. “When I became an owner in Rackley W.A.R., I defaulted to my business partner, Willie Allen, for all the driver advice and coaching for Dawson. He was 16 years old then, and I told him he had two years to show me he could be competitive in a race car. He took that to heart, and he’s done an incredible job in proving himself.”

Last year was the driver’s first full-time schedule in any series and Sutton racked up four poles, two victories, five runner-up finishes, and was the Pro Late Model Rookie of the Year at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.

Currently, Sutton is racing in the ASA Stars Super Late Model league and will enter several marquee late model events around the country. Already in 2024, he has captured six poles, three wins, and seven top-5s.

“This is no doubt a huge step for Dawson in his driving career and speaks volumes of his development,” team owner Allen said. “He’s wrapped his mind around learning and growing his skillset in the race car, and the entire race team is really pumped to add him to our North Wilkesboro roster with Ty Dillon. We are super excited about the growth of our program. Team Chevrolet has been a huge help in Dawson’s development with us and we are extremely thankful for our relationship with those folks all around.”

Included in the help Dawson has received, is coaching and mentoring from NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Ron Hornaday Jr, who drove Chevrolets during his championship years in the Craftsman Truck Series.

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