Howard to return to ML Motorsports in 2011

FORT WORTH, TX - APRIL 19: Shelby Howard, driver of the #70 ForeTravel Chevrolet, looks on from the grid prior to the NASCAR Nationwide Series O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 19, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Shelby Howard confirmed that ML Motorsports would be returning to the Nationwide Series for 2011. Howard will drive 22 races for the team, with the team’s current sponsorship returning. Howard did not mention whether the organization would continue their association with Jay Robinson Racing to have the #70 fielded at every race, but conceded the team is fully aware of how valuable having their car in the top 30 for the later half of this season has been.

The 25 year old from Greenwood Indiana has an average finis of 23.5 this season. Thus far he’s fan in 19 races this season after running 17 last season.