BRISTOL, Tenn. — What better place to make a debut than Bristol Motor Speedway?
Two-time defending Tennessee NASCAR Whelen All-American state champion Nate Monteith of Blountville and Bristol businessman KD Moore have teamed up to form DDK Motorsports, and the new race team's maiden voyage will be the Unoh 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at BMS on Aug. 21.
During the 2011 and '12 racing seasons at Kingsport Speedway, the 31-year-old Monteith captured back-to-back Late Model Stock titles and recorded 10 feature wins each season to bring his career Late Model victory tally to 67.
"I am really excited to be teaming with KD Moore and our new truck team," Monteith said in a statement. "He has been involved with our Late Model program and we talked about taking the jump together to a NASCAR top-tier touring division."
Monteith will be piloting a No. 45 Toyota Tundra in the Unoh 200, which will be televised live on Fox Sports 1 (formerly Speed Channel). DDK Motorsports is planning a test on Aug. 5 to shake down the new truck.
DDK is tentatively planning to run a limited schedule of four to six races this season, with hopes of building to a full schedule in 2014.
"I believe having a Bristol-based team should create a great deal of local interest," Moore said. "Nate has the talent and our goal is to become a solid addition to the Camping World Truck Series."