Cassie Gannis is Starting Her Dream in the NASCAR Truck Series

Cassie Gannis is Starting Her Dream in the NASCAR Truck Series

NASCAR racing is a dream for many drivers. Many don’t even get close to that dream. Cassie Gannis has gotten close and has the opportunity to get closer by driving the # 74 Camping World Truck Series truck of Mark Harmon Racing at Phoenix International Raceway.

Gannis lives in the Phoenix area and this is her home track. Like all future stars of NASCAR, Gannis works another job when she is not racing. She is a veterinarian technician at a local animal hospital. She is also very active in the Phoenix metro community, promoting safe driving and Don’t Text and Drive campaigns.

Great to be racing at my home track, many of my friends and family will be there.” Gannis added “It’s great to race at PIR

Gannis is the 2012 NASCAR K&N West series Most Popular driver.  That makes this opportunity at Phoenix in the Camping World Truck Series that much more special.

Gannis said, “Getting in a truck and to my dream is amazing.”

The #74 Mark Harmon Racing Truck is 25th in owner points and locked in to make the race. The truck has a sponsor for the race but it has not been announced yet. She also has support from her long term local sponsors.

Gannis said, “This is a great opportunity and I want to thank Mark Harmon and my sponsor plus my local sponsors and plus Add A Wrap/Industrial Decals Co. “.

This is Cassie Gannis’s first start in a Camping World Truck Series truck so it will be a learning experience. She has a two hour and twenty five minute practice on Thursday to get acclimated to the truck and make her dreams happen.

I have never been in a truck before; especially experiencing the different aerodynamics. “  Gannis added, “Going to have to learn fast in practice and figure it out then.”

If you cannot get to Phoenix International Raceway for the Lucas Oil 150 it will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1, November 13th at 8:30 PM ET.

Brian Berg Jr. is a NASCAR writer for

Feature Photo Credit: Cassie Gannis Racing