Trey Hutchens is a fourth-generation race car driver from Winston-Salem, NC who began his racing career at the age of eleven, where he competed in USAC Quarter Midgets amassing track championships and numerous race victories. The twenty-two-year old’s career has since progressed in to one of NASCAR’s National Series, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Hutchens established himself as a touted NASCAR prospect by competing at race tracks across the east coast in two of NASCAR’s top regional series, the ARCA Menards Series East (formerly NASCAR K&N Pro Series East) and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (formerly NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour). In 2015 and 2016, Hutchens competed in NASCAR’s Southern Modified Tour where he was able to earn the “Rookie of the Year” title in 2015. In addition, Hutchens earned back-to-back “Most Popular Driver” awards for the Southern Tour, where the award was given to the driver who secured the most votes by NASCAR fans casting their vote online. To date, Hutchens’ open-wheel Modified statistics include 17 Top-10 and 8 Top-5 finishes.
Hutchens was also able to find success in what is largely considered NASCAR’s top development series, the ARCA Menard Series (then NASCAR K&N Pro Series East). While fielding a part-time team owned and operated by his family, Trey was able to finish in the Top-10 at mainstay NASCAR tracks such as New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Iowa Speedway, Richmond Raceway, Dover International Speedway, and Memphis International Raceway.
In 2019, Trey made the next progression in his career and started a team in one of NASCAR’s national series, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS). To date, Hutchens has competed in seven NCWTS races, where he has finished a career best sixteenth on two separate occasions at Iowa Speedway and Michigan International Speedway.
The Hutchens family has been racing modified cars for over sixty years across the southeast, and the fourth-generation racer takes on multiple roles outside of the driver’s seat. Trey and his NASCAR veteran father, Bobby, who was once a crew chief for the late Dale Earnhardt, work countless hours preparing his race cars for competition at the same race shop Bobby and his father worked in years prior when Bobby pursued his racing career.
Away from the racetrack, Trey is also established in academia. Trey was the valedictorian of his graduating class at North Carolina State University in Mechanical Engineering with a 4.0 GPA. He also received a minor in Computer Programming during his time at North Carolina State University. Hutchens uses this degree to help continue to grow his team into a competitive organization capable of beating the established NCWTS teams.