Texas racer Kaden Honeycutt and Texas NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series owner Cory Roper have joined forces for a six-race deal that begins with the NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 17. Additionally, Honeycutt will drive the No. 04 Ford F-150 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Circuit Of The Americas, Texas Motor Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway, which comprise the first six races of the season for the series.
Honeycutt made nine starts in the series last year, seven of them with On-Point Motorsports, and recorded one top ten and three top 15 finishes while turning heads throughout the garage. He also had one win and finished fourth in championship points driving for Barry Nelson Motorsports in the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour in 2022 despite missing two events which conflicted with starts in the Truck Series. He continued to rack up victories on dirt tracks throughout the southern half of the nation, including the $10k to win American Crate Late Model race at Golden Isles Speedway in Georgia, further cementing his reputation as one of the nation’s top two-surface short-track racers.
The most recent race action for Honeycutt came in the form of his first ever start in an open-wheel midget car in the 37th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals earlier this month. His debut was a strong one, as he finished third in his heat race, fifth in his qualifier, second in the B-Main and 14th in his A-main on his qualifying night, with the A-Main finish being hampered by having to overcome a flat tire.
“I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity with Roper Racing,” Honeycutt said. “I want to show that we can be a force to be reckoned with in the first six races and give everything I’ve got to our team and our sponsors. We would love to run the entire season if we can attract some additional sponsorship to do so. Cory and I are both from Texas so if there are any Lone Star State companies that want to make it an all-Texas 2023 season, we’d love to have some fun with that, but we’re open to anyone who wants to experience the energy, excitement, and networking opportunities that a NASCAR race weekend can bring for them. I cannot wait to get to Daytona and get the season started. I cannot thank Cory and his team enough for the opportunity.”
Roper says the potential is definitely there for success with the young racer. “We are really pumped up to have Kaden with us for the first six races,” he smiled. “I’ve been watching him race for a long time and have always been impressed with how he handles a race car. He showed a lot of promise last season and I believe he will be a great fit for Roper Racing and we together will proudly represent the great state of Texas as well.”
For more information about Kaden Honeycutt, visit his website at www.kadenhoneycuttracing.com or follow him on Facebook (@KadenHoneycuttRacing), Instagram (@KadenHoneycutt10) or Twitter (@KadenWHoneycutt).
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