Former Renault F1 driver Nelson Piquet Jr will compete full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series next year, it was announced this week.

The 25-year-old has inked a deal to join Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI). Further details regarding his programme will be released at a later date.

"I am very excited to join KHI and to drive in the Truck Series," said Piquet, who made his NASCAR debut in the Truck Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway back in February, finishing sixth overall.

"I look forward to combining what I have learned this year from running five races in the series with the professionalism and experience of the KHI organisation.

"I want to thank Kevin, DeLana and everyone at KHI for this opportunity. I am looking forward to our partnership and I can't wait to get out on the track in a KHI Chevrolet Silverado and start winning races."

"This is a very unique opportunity to have a driver like Nelson be a part of KHI," said KHI co owner Kevin Harvick.

"In five starts in the Truck Series this season he not only gained valuable seat time but proved himself by getting some solid finishes. We are excited to have Nelson as a part of our Truck Series programme as he takes another step forward in his career."

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