Who Said Deja Vu Was a Bad Thing: Dean Thompson Returns to TRICON in 2024

This isn’t an episode of “That ’70s Show,” but it feels like a beautiful repeat — our boy Dean Thompson is cruising back to the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 2024. So, keep your whoops packed for Thompson as he hops back into the driver’s seat of the No. 5 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro at TRICON. Yeah, baby, it’s “Groundhog Racing Day!”

All eyes have been glued on Thompson, who’s pulled out all the stops to hit career peaks in the big leagues. With the TRICON squad in his pit, our man’s been cooking up those Hot Wheels, bagging some hefty top spots at Talladega and Charlotte Motor Speedway. As expected, Thompson’s charging through the track standings, gunning for victory.

“Couch potatoes, don’t switch that channel! I’m thrilled to be on the TRICON ride next year,” said Thompson. “We’re on the hunt for top spots, tag along for the journey. Oh, and we have a few scores to settle on the field.”

Even outside the NASCAR Truck Series, Thompson isn’t hitting any brakes. The 21-year-old has been doing a little dance with ARCA Menards, making waves with solid finishes, and yes, leading more laps than the Cookie Monster chomp cookies! And let’s not forget his win at Tri-County Speedway in April.

TRICON Partner David Gilliland could not match Thompson’s enthusiasm when he stated, “Dean’s development this year is impressive, like watching a caterpillar morph into a speed butterfly. We’re confident he’ll take off even more in the coming season. We can’t wait for another year of Thompson’s high-energy performance at TRICON.”

So racing aficiona…err, folk, mark Friday, November 3, on your calendars. The 2023 Truck Series season’s grand finale is at Phoenix Raceway. You can tune in on FOX Sports 1 or get your ear gossip from the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Regarding TRICON and Thompson, it’s not “just another day at the race track.” Maybe the French philosopher Voltaire was onto something when he said, “History never repeats itself; man always does.” And when it involves Thompson, we’re always ready for seconds!

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John Speedway’s the name, NASCAR’s my game. Remember, ‘Speedway’s the way, baby!’ I’m not saying I invented the wheel, but I know how to write about them skidding around a NASCAR track!

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