By Seth Eggert, Associate Editor
For the first time since introducing the company to NASCAR at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL last year, Ryan Vargas will have Critical Path Security as a primary sponsor in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.
The NASCAR Drive for Diversity alum will have the Critical Path Security colors on his No. 30 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 150 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Also returning as associate sponsors are Williamsburg Contracting and Advanced Masonry & Concrete.
In addition to his returning partners, Vargas has three new partners on his On Point Motorsports Tundra. D’Marie’s, a no blender frozen cocktail brand, TODCO, a world-leader in the innovation and marketing of roll-up doors, swing doors and more, as well as JJ Custom Rugs join the La Mirada, Calif. native. They are just the latest companies to join the marketable driver.
Each brand that has joined Vargas for Mid-Ohio have done so at one of his favorite styles of track. The part-time driver has excelled on road courses and superspeedways, though circumstances have not always been kind to him in the post-race ‘box score.’
“We are back baby,” Vargas Tweeted. “Pumped to take this gorgeous Critical Path Security Toyota Tundra TRD around the always fun circuit of Mid-Ohio! Road course racing is always a favorite, and with three new sponsors, this is sure going to be a memorable one!”
We are BACK baby.
Pumped to take this gorgeous @CriticalPathSec Toyota Tundra TRD around the always fun circuit of Mid-Ohio!
— Ryan Vargas (@RyanVargas_23) July 3, 2023
In four career Truck Series starts, Vargas has one top-10 finish, eighth at Texas Motor Speedway. The Mid-Ohio race marks his first since the Charlotte Motor Speedway truck race Memorial Day weekend.
The O’Reilly Auto Parts 150 marks the first time that Vargas has competed at Mid-Ohio since the 2021 Xfinity Series race. In his one start at the 2.258-mile road course he finished 18th. Vargas has seven total road course starts with a best finish of 17th at the ROVAL in 2020.
The No. 30 Toyota Tundra that Vargas will drive sits 27th in Truck Series owner points. The NASCAR Next alum must qualify for the race on time.
The O’Reilly Auto Parts 150 at Mid-Ohio is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 8, on Fox Sports 1. The race will also be broadcast on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.