The No. 38 NASCAR Ford F-150 will have a new driver for the 2024 Truck Series season, as Front Row Motorsports (FRM) recently announced that it would bring second-generation racer Layne Riggs on board.
Riggs is the son of former Cup Series driver Scott Riggs, and is making the leap from the Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series to the Truck Series, following in the footsteps of Todd Gilliland and Zane Smith. Riggs has extensive experience in the Limited Sportsman division at Orange County Speedway in North Carolina, where he earned one track championship, six wins, eight pole positions, 32 top fives and 41 top 10s.
During his 2022 and 2023 seasons in the Weekly Series, Riggs earned 16 wins, 29 top fives, 35 top 10s and the 2022 series championship. In 2024, he’ll compete for the Rookie of the Year title in the Truck Series, thanks to a multiyear agreement with FRM.
“I’m really thankful for this opportunity to compete full-time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series with one of the best teams in the sport,” said Riggs in a statement. “I’ve dedicated my life for an opportunity like this, and I’m incredibly appreciative of [team owner] Bob [Jenkins] and everyone at Front Row for providing me the opportunity to take my next step in my racing career.”
Riggs will also work to complete his degree in mechanical engineering at the University of North Carolina alongside his racing efforts.
“I really appreciate Layne’s dedication to his education while also competing at the highest levels,” said Jenkins. “That comes from great parenting and a sense of dedication from Layne. We’ve already seen a lot of potential in Layne and he’s a perfect fit for our program to develop him into a national series NASCAR winner.”
Riggs is taking over the No. 38 NASCAR Ford F-150 for Zane Smith, who signed with a Chevy-backed Cup Series team for 2024.