Ryan Truex established himself as somewhat of a road-course ace during his back-to-back championship seasons in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in 2009-10.

This weekend, he'll make his road-racing debut in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Watkins Glen International.

Truex, 20, has not raced since Chicagoland on July 22.

"I can't wait to get to The Glen and back in the Grime Boss Toyota this weekend," the Stafford Township native said in quotes provided this week by MTJ Motorsports, the company owned by his brother, Martin Truex Jr.

During his rookie season in the K&N Pro Series East in 2009, Truex won both road races - at Lime Rock and Watkins Glen. At the Glen, he made a last-lap pass for the victory.

"It's my first Nationwide start at the track, but my experience here in the K&N Series will be crucial," he said. "In order to be successful, I need to drive a smart race and not make any mistakes, or get caught in anyone else's. The restarts are always crazy as everyone dives into turn one, but I know if we stay out of trouble we'll be in contention at the end."