Corey Heim – No. 51 JBL Tundra TRD Professional Tenting World Vans Pocono Preview

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  • In eight Truck Series starts this season, Heim has recorded two wins, two poles, 64 laps in the lead, two top fives and three top 10 finishes, resulting in an average score of 19.5. The Georgia native clinched his first career Truck Series win in just his fifth start of the season at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway in March and was also victorious in June at World Wide Technology Raceway in Gateway. He has led at least one lap in five of his eight starts this season and has qualified in the top five in each of his last six starts, including two poles. He is one of only three drivers to have multiple pole awards this season. John Hunter Nemechek leads the series with four while Ty Majeski also has two.

  • With two wins in his first 10 starts in the Truck Series, the 19-year-old driver became one of only 12 drivers in series history to have multiple wins in their first 10 starts. Kasey Kahne and Mike Skinner each had five wins, Mark Martin amassed four wins, Ron Hornaday Jr., Ted Musgrave and William Byron brought home three checkered flags and home, Kyle Busch, Erik Jones, Rich Bickle, Clint Bowyer and Tony Stewart all delivered from two wins.

  • Heim is competing for the 2022 Truck Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year award. Despite only competing in eight of the 15 events this season, he leads the standings by five points over Lawless Alan. Heim will be looking to join three other KBM riders who have won the award, reigning winner Chandler Smith, William Byron (2016) and Erik Jones (2015).

  • In addition to his part-time Truck Series schedule, Heim competes in a six-race schedule for Venturini Motorsports in the ARCA Menards Series. Heim led 74 of 90 laps en route to victory at Daytona in February to claim his eighth career ARCA Menards Series win. In 40 career ARCA Menards Series starts, he has led 659 rounds, had 29 top 5 finishes and 38 top 10 finishes, resulting in a 4.4 average score. Heim finished second to Ty Gibbs in the 2021 ARCA Menards Series championship standings.

  • Mardy Lindley returned to KBM for his second season at the front of the No. 51 team’s pits. Lindley has led his team to six wins since joining KBM at the start of the 2021 season, including two with Heim and one with Kyle Busch this year. In 2021, his drivers achieved three wins, two with Busch and one with Martin Truex Jr. Before joining KBM, Lindley led his drivers to 32 wins and four championships in the ARCA Menards Series East since 2013, including back-to-back titles with Sam Mayer the last two seasons. Additionally, he won the 2020 ARCA Menards Series Sioux Chief Showdown Championship with Mayer. At the wheel, the second-generation driver won eleven races in the Pro Cup Series from 2000 to 2006 and was crowned series champion in 2001. Lindley’s Lone Truck Pocono series race last year resulted in a second place finish with Kyle Busch. He also has an ARCA Menards Series race in Pocono, a third-place finish with Mayer in 2020.
  • The No. 51 team is tied for the lead in the series with three wins this season. Heim’s two wins have them locked into the owner’s portion of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoffs beginning July 29 at Lucas Oil Indianapolis (Ind.) Raceway Park.

  • JBL, the authority on superior sound, returns to KBM for an eighth season and will be the main sponsor of Heim’s Toyota for 11 races this season, including Saturday’s race at Pocono. Crescent Tools, a premier hand tool brand of Apex Tool Group, will serve as the primary sponsor for four races from Heim beginning July 29 at Lucas Oil Raceway Park.