Justin Marks returns to NASCAR driving with Mid-Ohio Trucks
Trackhouse Race Team owner Justin Marks is certainly proud of his NASCAR Cup Series the success of the operation, which won three times in its second season alone, and the growing relationship with Camping World Truck Series outfit Niece Motorsports. On July 9, Marks will drive a Niece truck himself at Mid Ohio Sports Car Course in his first NASCAR start since retiring in 2018. Global Express will sponsor his #41 Chevrolet Silverado RST; the company already supports Trackhouse in the same capacity.
“The partnerships that Niece Motorsports has formed with Worldwide Express and Trackhouse Racing have allowed us to explore new opportunities this year and we are thrilled to have Justin in our Worldwide Express Chevrolet in Mid-Ohio,” said the general manager of the niece Cody Efawho teased Marks’ entry into an interview on Davey Segal’s podcast Way of Victory end of June. “Worldwide Express’s commitment to our race teams and NASCAR as a whole makes this all possible and we look forward to continuing to strengthen our relationship.”
Prior to forming Trackhouse, Marks competed in NASCAR’s three National Series from 2007 to 2018. His Cup starts were limited to superspeedways and Sonoma with a best finish of twelfth at the 2018 Daytona 500, while he notched four top ten finishes. and two poles in thirty-eight Truck career starts.
From his road racing background, having also raced and won in IMSA, he was primarily a road racing specialist in the Xfinity Series saving for an expanded schedule that included ovals with Chip Ganassi Racing in 2016. That year, he earned his only NASCAR national victory in the rain at Mid-Ohio, where he led forty-three laps. He purchased Ganassi’s Cup assets in 2021 to expand Trackhouse into a two-car stable.
Although he has stated that he will not return to drive in NASCAR after his departure, even going so far as to proclaim that “The boat has cast off!” in a May Reddit AMA he continued to race in series like Trans Am and recent models. He will also lead the Superstar racing experience at Stafford Motor Circuit Saturday.
Trackhouse and Niece strengthened their ties in 2022 with support from Worldwide Express. Ross Chestnut, who finished second in the 2019 Truck Championship with Niece, returned to driving the #41 in five races with a win at Charlotte. His Trackhouse teammate Daniel Suarez replaced for an injured Carson Hocevar in Sonoma a day before claiming his first Cup victory on the road course.
“The (niece’s) Silverados have been fast this year, so we’re going to Mid-Ohio this weekend with the mindset of not just having fun, but believing we’re going to run well,” Mark commented. “I know how fast Carson Hocevar was on the Sonoma road course before I had to hand the truck over to Daniel. I expect it to be just as good on the Mid-Ohio road course.