Natalie Decker to make a return in Truck racing

Natalie Decker to make a return in Truck racing

Natalie Decker has been cleared to return to the NASCAR Truck Series after being declared fit to race, she will be set to make a return in NASCAR Truck Series at Texas Motor Speedway.

Decker was set to complete the NASCAR Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday September 25th but was withdrawn from the grid even before the race had started for medical reasons and took the last place(36th) in the race, but now she has been cleared to race after she was found to be medically fit.

However, Decker will not be competing in this Friday’s Truck race at Kansas Speedway although she was not even set to be driving the No.44 Chevrolet in this event anyway. She will be making a comeback in October 25th in the Truck race that will be held at the Texas Motor Speedway and she will be concluding her 2020 Truck Season at Martinsville Speedway on Friday, October 30, in a race that was not originally on her schedule.

In addition to the race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Decker also missed the race at Talladega Superspeedway the following Saturday, October 3 and was replaced by Kaz Grala, who finished in a respectable ninth place. She has not competed in a race since Thursday, September 17, when she finished in 29th at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The race at Talladega Superspeedway was a race which Decker had been looking forward to as a result of her success in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, the other superspeedway race on the schedule.

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Natalie Decker to make a return in Truck racing
Niece Motorsports Truck No.44 Chevrolet driven by Natalie Decker

She finished that race in a career-high fifth place, the best finish ever for a female driver at NASCAR’s third highest level of competition. Her previous career-best result was her 13th place finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March of 2019.

Decker has competed in 11 races of the 19 races that have been contested so far this season and has recorded an average finish of 25.8 with two DNFs and two lead-lap finishes.

Aside from her fifth place finish to open up the season, her best finish is her 20th place finish at the Daytona International Speedway road course in mid-August, which is also her only other lead-lap finish of the season.

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