Dean Thompson is going trucking. On Monday, he announced he has joined Niece Motorsports for his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series début in the final race of the 2021 season at Phoenix Raceway on 5 November. He will also run the ARCA Menards Series finale at Kansas Speedway on 23 October.
Thompson currently competes in the ARCA Menards Series West for High Point Racing, who maintains a partnership with Sunrise Ford Racing. In six starts (he missed two races due to a positive COVID-19 test but has otherwise run every event), he recorded two top tens and a runner-up finish at his home track Irwindale, where he also won the pole. He notched a second pole in the season finale at All American Speedway. With one race left in the season, he is eleventh in points.