Red Horse Racing and Ben Kennedy have parted ways effective immediately, according to statements made by both the team and driver
The great-grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France joined Red Horse Racing at the beginning of the 2015 season, and scored four top-five finishes before finishing ninth in series standings. In three races this season with the team, Kennedy had a best finish of 11th at Martinsville, and sits 13th in points.
Red Horse Racing said through a statement that Kennedy’s deal for 2016 was only for the first three races in the No. 11 Toyota.
“We wish Ben all the best in his career,” team owner Tom DeLoach said. “Red Horse Racing will continue to focus on pursuing the championship with Timothy Peters and the No. 17.”
DeLoach also said the team expects to continue fielding two Truck Series entries.
Kennedy, who also owns a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East team, is now left searching for a ride, and he’ll be searching in both the Camping World Truck Series and the XFINITY Series.
“I wish Red Horse Racing and Timothy [Peters] the best for the 2016 season and beyond,” Kennedy said. “I thank them for their support since 2015 as I have enjoyed competing with them. However, I’m interested in pursuing other racing opportunities in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and possibly the NASCAR XFINITY Series. I love NASCAR racing, and I’m eager to continue to compete, learn and improve.”
Kennedy has a career-best finish of third on four occasions.