MARTINSVILLE, VA - OCTOBER 27: Stewart Friesen, driver of the #52 We Build America Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway on October 27, 2017 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Sarah Crabill Getty Images

An up-and-coming NASCAR team announces it will race a full season in 2018


NASCAR Truck Series driver Stewart Friesen has got a lot of optimism heading into the 2018 season, and why not.

Halmar Friesen Racing announced the team will run a full season in the Camping World Truck Series, partnering again with GMS Racing for technical and engineering support as well as space in their shop. It was a pairing that proved to be very beneficial to HFR in the last half of 2017, reports

"We learned a lot last year and have improved our team in every way for the 2018 season. Stewart and I are very excited for the upcoming season and we have expectations to be very successful," said HFR team owner Chris Larsen.

After the two outfits joined forces, HFR managed to finish in the top-7 four times in the final seven races of 2017. In addition, Friesen overall had a pretty successful run in Trucks, capturing one pole in nineteen starts, and leading for 103 laps.


"I am excited to get back to work this season with the team," said Friesen. "We are well prepared and have the people and equipment to give us the ability to win on any given weekend and contend for the championship."