Tyler Tanner makes his 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at legendary Martinsville (Va.) Speedway in the Kroger 250 on March 31.

Tanner will drive the No. 65 MB Motorsports Ford F-150 sponsored by EF-65 Hand Cleaner.

“This is an exciting time for me and the team,” Tanner said. “I feel Martinsville is the best place for us to start off in 2012, given it was the last race of the year for me. Our team is compiled of a great group of people with the desire to contend for great finishes.

“To be able to drive one of Mike Mittler’s trucks, knowing the amazing talent he has helped develop through the years is really and honor,” Tanner added. “I just want to do my best for the folks at EF-65 who are sponsoring us at Martinsville, earn the respect of the other drivers and bring the truck home in one piece.”

Tanner, an Auburn High graduate and engineering student at Arizona State University, is the son of former Northwest circuit standout Kelly Tanner.

Mentoring Tanner will be Mittler, the MB Motorsports owner who has been instrumental in the careers of Carl Edwards, Jamie Mc Murray, Brad Keselowski, Regan Smith and Justin Allgaier.

“I’ve known Tyler a long time and I have all the confidence in the world that he will do very well,” Mittler said.