Reaume Brothers Racing confirmed Friday that Noblesville, Ind. native Chris Hacker will return to the organization next season and compete in a limited NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule in 2022.
Hacker made his Truck Series debut for the Mooresville, N.C.-based organization at World Wide Technology Raceway in August, where his speed and finesse immediately captured the attention of his team, peers and other organizations in the series.
The 22-year-old Hacker began racing at the age of eight in quarter midgets, where he ranked second overall in his home state of Indiana.
In all, Hacker competed in four Truck Series races in 2021, including the season-finale at Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway in November for Reaume Brothers Racing.
“I‘m excited to be able to partner with Reaume Brothers Racing for 2022,” said Hacker. “Not only Josh (Reaume), but the whole crew was really supportive for my debut season. A lot of people underestimate how important the connection between a driver and team is.
“With the connection the RBR team and I have, I believe we are going to be able to accomplish a lot.”
Hacker is the first NASCAR driver known to have a brachial plexus injury (BPI), also known as a brachial plexus lesion. BPI is an injury to the brachial plexus, the network of nerves that conducts signals from the spinal cord to the shoulder, arm and hand.
Only able to have movement in his fingers at first, after three major surgeries, including nerve grafting and tendon transfers, Hacker has established mobility in his arm that is comfortable enough to drive.
Team principal Josh Reaume says the team is ecstatic to have Hacker return next season.
“We are happy to welcome Chris back to Reaume Brothers Racing in 2022,” he said.
“We are excited to continue with him and be a part of his journey in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Chris impressed a lot of people in our trucks last year and we believe he will continue to do so throughout the 2022 season.”
Hacker will begin his sophomore tenure with Reaume Brothers Racing at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway on March 19, 2022. The remainder of his schedule will be announced at a later date.
Sponsorship announcements for Hacker‘s effort are forthcoming.