Max Gresham has announced that he will no longer drive for Joe Dennette Motorsports. The Camping World Truck Series driver shared a statement on July 9 that indicated the decision was mutual. Joe Dennette Motorsports will concentrate on Ron Hornaday Jr., but Gresham will not be disappearing from racing. Although the press release neglected to mention this information, he still has a ride with Ronnie Sanders Racing.
Leaving Joe Dennette Motorsports
Neither Joe Dennette Motorsports nor Max Gresham had shared many details after the statement was made public. They only emphasized the decision was mutual. After eight races with Joe Dennette, Gresham did not have any wins. Max Gresham, who is only 19-years-old, may be the victim of limited resources on the team. Since Joe Dennette Motorsports has decided to concentrate on Ron Hornaday Jr., all their energy and resources can be spent on him.
An Unpredictable Announcement
The announcement from Joe Dennette Motorsports about Max Gresham's departure was a surprise for many fans. There have been no issues that have been made public about the driver. In addition, in March 2012, Max Gresham stated that he was "committed to run for Joe Denette Motorsports" for the rest of the year. He also shared his plans to eventually move beyond the Camping World Truck Series and compete in the Nationwide Series or Sprint Cup.
Ronnie Sanders Racing and Max Gresham
The press release from Joe Dennette Motorsports focused on Max Gresham's future with the team and the Camping World Truck Series. Since there was no mention of his stock car involvement, there have been inaccurate rumors among fans. Gresham still has a ride with Ronnie Sanders Racing and confirmed this on Facebook. He still plans on competing in the JEGS Pro Late Model 50 race on July 18.
Despite his departure from Joe Dennette Motorsports, Gresham's future in NASCAR is probably not over. He was the 2011 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Champion and 2007 Georgia Asphalt Series Sportsman of the Year. Considering that his family owns Gresham Motorsports Park (GMP), it will not be difficult to stay involved in racing.
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Growing up in Indiana, Lana developed a love for motorsports at an early age. She follows NASCAR, IndyCar and Formula One. Follow @Lana_Bandoim on Twitter.