DGR-Crosley announced Friday it has added Decker to its driver improvement program for next year and also the 21-year-old native of Eagle River, Wis., will compete in a combination of NASCAR Truck, K&N Pro series and ARCA events in 2019.
Decker, 21, completed a career-high seventh in the ARCA series this season, finishing with two top-five and nine top-10 finishes in 20 races while competing with Venturini Motorsports. She also began the year winning the pole for the season-opener at Daytona.
Decker is expected to make her Truck series debut in February from the 2019 series season opener.
“I’m really excited to be making the step up to Trucks, especially with DGR-Crosley. They bring rapid Toyotas into the course every weekend if it be from the K&N series or Truck Series,” said Decker.
“Creating the transition into Trucks is going to help me progress my career and build my own skillset. Having the ability to race in all 3 series will be beneficial since I will conduct an ARCA or even K&N race that will help me prepare for your Truck race.
“I think it’s quite important that I’ll have exactly the identical team about me whichever series I’m running and having (team co-owner) David (Gilliland) there to help coach me and give me advice. ”
“We’ve very competitive cars and a lot of talented drivers lined up for next year, therefore that I ’m eager to find out what we can do together,” Gilliland said.
“I’t watched Natalie develop over the previous year in an ARCA car. It’ll be entertaining placing her in our equipment and watching her progress to the Truck Series. ”