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Confirmed: Cam Waters’ NASCAR debut locked in

TICKFORD Racing ace Cam Waters will make his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series debut next week.

The Ford Supercars star, who has long held aspirations of racing in America, jetted out of Australia earlier this week and will get behind the wheel for the first time at Martinsville to race on Friday April 5.

Waters will compete on the 0.526-mile short track behind the wheel of a Ford F-150 run by leading, and multiple championship-winning team ThorSport Racing.

ThorSport Racing has won the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series five times, including the 2021 and 2023 titles with driver Ben Rhodes.

“We’ve been working away at making this happen for some time and to finally be given the chance to race, and with a top operation, is great,” said Waters.

“I’m not putting too much pressure on myself knowing I will be getting thrown into the deep end without any testing, but hopefully I can adapt reasonably quickly and be competitive. It’s a short oval so I’m sure it will be pretty wild out there.

“I have to thank Ford Performance and the team at ThorSport for helping make this happen and also my long-time team Tickford Racing, who have always supported my plans to explore new driving opportunities in and around my continued dedication to winning the Supercars Championship with them.”

Tickford Racing owner Rod Nash says the American racing opportunity can only assist in keeping Waters sharp and well-primed for the remainder of the Supercars season.

“Anything that can provide Cam with further seat time is a bonus,” said Nash.

“His foray into Sprint Car racing and now the NASCAR Truck event provides a fantastic way for Cam to stay sharp and further test his skills.

“The timing being in-between the AGP event and Taupo also works well for our team and we’re wishing Cam well and will be watching with huge interest.”

Waters’ former Supercars peer Shane van Gisbergen will also be at Martinsville, competing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday April 6.

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