While most teams are focused on their plans for this season, Copp Motorsports is already putting together plans for 2018. The new team announced on Wednesday that Salvatore Iovino will race full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series next season.
“Salvatore [Iovino] definitely brings a unique background to our program,” says Copp Motorsports Team Owner, DJ Copp. “He has shown tremendous ability to work hard, learn fast and is 100% a team player. I have always had a passion for providing opportunities to those trying to get involved in the sport and I hope to build a great program with a great driver.”
The 33-year-old is currently racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series after beginning his racing career in the NHRA Pro and Pro Dial classes in 2012, winning some championships along the way. He’s also more recently spent time in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Series and NAPA Super Late Model Series. The Los Angeles, Cali. native made his debut in the K&N Pro Series last season at Stateline Speedway, posting a 17th place finish.
“My entire life has been about breaking barriers and setting goals that others say won’t happen or are too difficult to achieve”, exclaims Iovino. “That is what sets me aside from other drivers and motivates me to go beyond anything I could ever dream of. This opportunity goes without saying that you can do anything you want in life, as long as, you maintain positivity and aren’t afraid of hard work. I can’t thank Copp Motorsports enough for having faith in me to become a driver that can go out there and be competitive. Right now, I will be taking advantage of getting the needed seat time and additional experience in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series this season.”
The team will release details surrounding Iovino’s sponsor, truck number and crew chief at a later date.