|04/27/11 11:34AM||Blake Feese, Turner Motorsports|
Turner Motorsports adds Feese to stable of drivers
By Team Release
April 21, 2011 6:13 PM, EDT
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Turner Motorsports has announced the addition of Blake Feese to its driver lineup for the 2011 season. The 29-year-old Feese will join teammates Ricky Carmichael, Mark Martin, James Buescher and Brad Sweet in the Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 32 Chevrole in select events this season. He will make his debut with Turner Motorsports at Nashville Superspeedway in July.
Feese got his start racing quarter midgets when he was 10 years old. He progressed through the national sprint car racing ranks, winning numerous track championships and prestigious feature events in 410-winged sprints, including victories at Knoxville Raceway and Eldora Speedway, as well as The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the World of Outlaw Series. In 2003, he made the switch to stock cars, finishing 11th in his ARCA Racing Series debut.
In 2004, Feese partnered with Hendrick Motorsports to run four ARCA events, winning in his first outing with the organization at Nashville. That season, his ARCA record included two victories (Nashville and Talladega), two top-five finishes and four top-10s. That same year he made his Nationwide Series debut, competing in seven events. The next year he competed in six Nationwide races and also made his Truck debut at Kentucky. After taking a break from stock-car racing in 2006, the Saybrook, Ill.-native returned to the ARCA, running a limited schedule and earning one top-five and four top-10s in four starts.
In 2009, Feese made his second Truck start at Nashville, bringing home a 12th-place finish after qualifying 18th.
For his part, Feese realizes the magnitude of having such a great opportunity put in front of him.
"I'm very happy to be joining the Turner Motorsports team and am excited about running in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series again with great teammates like Ricky Carmichael and James Buescher," Feese said. "I want to thank Mr. Turner for this opportunity. No one could be more excited about being a part of this great organization than I am right now."