Willie Allen made his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series debut in 2005 in the Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway where he finished 6th, driving for what is now Randy Moss Motorsports. He made just one more start in 2005 and only one the following season before signing with ThorSport Racing to replace Kerry Earnhardt in the #13 truck for the 2007 season. At the Mountain Dew 250 at Talladega Superspeedway, he matched his career-best result with a 6th-place finish. Allen finished 15th in the standings and won the Rookie of the Year award, however ThorSport elected not to retain him for the 2008 season, as Shelby Howard was signed to replace him.
For 2008, Allen was named driver of the #81 Chevrolet Silverado for the newly renamed Randy Moss Motorsports, formerly Morgan-Dollar Motorsports. His first race was July 19, 2008 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, KY. In July 2008, it was announced that the country music group Rascal Flatts would be the first sponsor for the #81 truck. After a few races, Allen parted ways with RMM. He spent 2009 driving part-time for K-Automotive Motorsports but not finishing a race. He signed to drive the #05 31-W Insulation/CertainTeed in the Nationwide Series in 2010.
After several years out of NASCAR, Allen returned to compete in the Nationwide Series in 2014, driving for Martins Motorsports.
Tommy joe MARTINs
Starting off as a hobby, Martins began competing in the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) T2 division in 2008. The astounding success would even catch Martins off guard. In his first 7 national events Tommy Joe won 5 times and set 3 track records. It was apparent that Martins and his natural skills behind the wheel needed to move to a bigger arena.
In his first ARCA start, Martins finished 8th at the Lucas Oil
Slick Mist 200 at Daytona International Speedway in 2010, while also earning the race’s Hard Charger Award for gaining
20 positions from his starting spot of 28th.
With his southern roots, college education and ability to quickly adapt to different cars and tough competition, Tommy Joe Martins is a sure bet for success in the upper levels of NASCAR.