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Who is TRICON’s Newest Driver Brenden “Butterbean” Queen?

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What’s Happening?

TRICON Garage announced a new driver for their “All-Star Truck”, the popular late model star, Brenden “Butterbean” Queen. He will drive for the team at North Wilkesboro Speedway on May 18th, the same weekend as the NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race. Who is “Butterbean”?

  • TRICON Garage adds Brenden Queen to their All-Star Truck lineup. TRICON Garage has already had Toni Breidinger, Christopher Bell, and Colby Howard in the car this season.
  • Queen is a fairly young, but popular late-model driver. His personality has captured the hearts of many, and now he gets an opportunity in the Cup Series.
  • Fans are very excited to see Queen get this opportunity. Late-model drivers getting a chance at the big time will always warm the hearts of fans.

Early Life and Racing Career

Brenden “Butterbean” Queen was born on November 21, 1997, in Chesapeake, Virginia. Chesapeake is also the hometown of 23-time NASCAR Cup Series winner, Ricky Rudd. Queen’s father, Mike, is a former late-model driver as well.

According to his website, Queen started racing on dirt tracks. He won 10 races as an 8-year-old at Albemarle Speedway in North Carolina in the Amateur Jr. Sportsman 1 Class. This started a string of 3 consecutive 10-win seasons as Queen ascended classes.

After spending some time in Arena Cars and Legend Cars, Queen was ready to move up to late models. In 2013, he made the jump.

Professional Racing Career

Queen moved up to late model stocks, and he won his first race and track Championship at East Carolina Speedway in 2016. He has since won track Championships at Langley Speedway and Dixieland Speedway as well.

Aside from racing in virtually any track Championship he could, Queen also started racing in the CARS Tour. He has won 5 races in the series, and he intends to compete full-time once again in 2024. One of his wins came at North Wilkesboro Speedway in 2023, during which he celebrated with his signature American flag out the window.

His experience on dirt and asphalt means that Queen can win just about anywhere. However, it’s not just winning races that has endeared Queen to the fans.

For the past few years, Queen has blogged many of his adventures at the race track to give fans some insight into his unique personality. He also started a podcast in late 2023 with co-host Nicole.

This is not the only way that Queen works to connect with fans. According to Speedsport’s Dan Hodgdon, Queen celebrated at least one late model win with a trip to Waffle House with his team and fans.

This is just a little bit about TRICON Garage’s newest driver, Brenden Queen. How will he do at North Wilkesboro?

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