Short track Late Model racer Brad Foy is set to make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut this Saturday at Martinsville Speedway in the Kroger 200. He will be attempting to make the race in the No. 0 Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing Chevrolet Silverado owned by Kenneth Grimes.

Martinsville is close to home for Foy and the Moneta, Virginia driver is extremely excited for this opportunity.

“I really want to thank Jennifer and the team for helping make this happen. I’m doing this not only for my love and passion for racing, but for my dad,” said Foy, whose father, Brian, was murdered in his home in May of this year. “He was taken from us 6 months ago… far too soon. I just want to make him proud and race in his memory. It would bring me more joy than I could explain right now. It’s been the worst 6 months of my life since he has been gone.”

JJCR owner and driver, Jennifer Jo Cobb, who received an email from Foy several weeks ago, was touched by Foy’s dedication to his father’s memory.

“I could feel Brad’s passion through the computer screen. As a small team we can only offer Brad so much, but I assured him if he could cover some minor expenses to make this effort, we would do everything we could to fulfill his dream to make this attempt,” said Cobb. Foy, like Cobb, has funded his own late model efforts since 2009. Both drivers manage with small budgets but never get discouraged because of their passion to race. “Our team will do our best to make this an experience Brad will never forget and hopefully we can gain him some support for future racing efforts with JJCR.”

Cobb will return to Martinsville alongside her new teammate in the No. 10 Chevrolet Silverado.

Foy is hoping to race more in 2016, but his main goal and focus right now is to make the field and race at Martinsville.

“It’s going to be tough but I’m excited to give it my all. Ever since I started racing, it’s always been a battle. Without sponsors and financial backing, racing older cars, it’s always been a struggle. I’m looking to change that some day soon. I know my dad would be proud to see me keep trying.”