Chad Boat to Make NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Debut at Eldora Speedway Brings Boat Back to Dirt Track Roots for MudSummer Classic

 Mooresville, NC (July 16, 2015) – Billy Boat Motorsports (BBM) driver Chad Boat will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut in the No. 15 Chevrolet Silverado on Wednesday, July 22 at Eldora Speedway.

After starting his open-wheel racing career at the young age of five, Boat will add a NCWTS race to his 17-career NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) starts.  The now 23-year-old’s resume includes over 100-career wins on dirt, including the United States Auto Club (USAC) Rookie-of-the-Year titles in both the midget and sprint car divisions.  Boat also holds the record as the youngest driver in the history of USAC racing to win a dirt track sprint car race.

“I’m thankful for the incredible opportunity and BBM has given me to be able to get back behind the wheel on dirt next week,” said Boat. “Growing up racing midgets and sprint cars, Eldora will always be one of those tracks that have a certain type of nostalgia when racing there.  For that reason, making my first NCWTS start here is really special.  I look forward to taking my dirt track experience and the progress that BBM has been making on the track to capture a solid finish in the No. 15 Chevrolet Silverado.”, the leader in Corvette parts and accessories, has been a primary partner for BBM since 2014 and will make its first appearance in the NCWTS on the No. 15 with Boat at Eldora Speedway.

" is thrilled to be part of Boat’s NCWTS debut and his return to dirt track racing at such an elite level. We are confident that his experience on dirt and the recent strides of Billy Boat Motorsports will result in a strong run at Eldora," said Tom and TJ Keen, owners of

The No. 15 will also have support from Pristine Auction, a consignment based auction house specializing in autographed memorabilia, sports cards, and collectibles that ensure 100% authenticity, as well as Ohio 811, the National “Call 811” underground damage prevention initiative that encourages do-it-yourselfers, landscapers and contractors to “Call Before You Dig” to avoid unintentionally hitting utility lines while working on digging projects.

Watch Boat make his first start in the NCWTS at Eldora Speedway on Wednesday, July 22 on FOX Sports 1 at 9 p.m. EST.



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About Common Ground Alliance:

Common Ground Alliance is the leading association created specifically to work with all industry stakeholders in an effort to prevent damage to underground utility infrastructure and ensure public safety and environmental protection. Along with the new 811-number, CGA and its 1,400 members and sponsors have launched the national "Call Before You Dig" campaign to increase public awareness about the importance of using 811, having utility lines marked before digging and protecting America's vast underground infrastructure of pipelines, conduits, wires and cables. Learn more at and

About Billy Boat Motorsports:

With over 40 years in the motorsports industry, either behind the wheel, in the pits or behind the desk, Billy Boat has left his mark in the history books. After setting USAC records and racing in seven Indianapolis 500 events (including winning the pole in 1998), he has now turned his attention to NASCAR team ownership. Founded in 2001, Boat partnered with Mike Curb and Cary Agajanian to field an Indy car in the Indy Racing league from 2001 to 2003 which transitioned into fielding cars for Boat’s son – Chad – finding victory lane over 125 times in cars from quarter midgets to sprint cars, and now in the NASCAR ranks. Billy Boat Motorsports is a top-tier, championship-winning team looking to grow in the NASCAR industry. Follow BBM on Twitter at @BBMotorsprts.