Jesse Love set for NASCAR Truck Series debut

Toyota development driver set for ARCA and Truck Series in 2023

TRICON Garage has signed Jesse Love to compete part-time in the NASCAR Truck Series. The Toyota development driver will run three races in the No. 1 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro.

Love won the ARCA Menards Series west championship in 2020 and again in 2021. He collected five wins along the way.

The 18-year-old will also run full time in the ARCA Menards Series with Venturini Motorsports in 2023. He ran 14 of the 20 races in the series last season.

“We’ve had the pleasure of competing against Jesse in ARCA over the past few seasons and have always been impressed with his ability behind the wheel,” said partner David Gilliland. “We’re thrilled to play a role in his development and can’t wait to have him as part of our program in 2023.”

Home Smiles will be the sponsor of the truck.

Jesse Love comments

Jesse Love - 2021 ARCA Menards Series West champion - Trophy photo
AVONDALE, ARIZONA – NOVEMBER 06: Jesse Love, driver of the #16 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota, poses for photos after winning the 2021 ARCA Menards Series Championship in the ARCA Arizona Lottery 100 at Phoenix Raceway on November 06, 2021 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

“First and foremost, I have to thank everyone at Toyota Racing Development for this great opportunity – I simply wouldn’t be here without their support and I am grateful for it every day,” said Jesse Love.

“I’ve known David Gilliland for a long time and have such a tremendous amount of respect for him as both a driver and a team owner. To put it simply – I literally can’t wait to get behind the wheel for both David and this team.”

Love added, “A lot of time, sweat, and tears have gone into this opportunity and I’m looking forward to capitalizing on it. I think Gateway will be a great place to get started, so June 3 can’t come fast enough.”

Love is the youngest winner of a NASCAR sanctioned event.

Jesse Love
2023 Truck Schedule

June 3
World Wide Technology Raceway

September 8
Kansas Speedway

November 3
Phoenix Raceway


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