MOORESVILLE, NC: Reaume Brothers Racing is proud to announce that Akinori Ogata will return to Reaume Brothers Racing for Throwback Weekend at Darlington. This marks Ogata’s return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series after a year hiatus. Born in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan, Akinori Ogata began his racing career on two wheels, winning thirty feature races across the country. After finding success on two wheels, Akinori Ogata moved to four wheels, competing in quarter midget racing and finding success at Twin Ring Motegi. In 2003, Akinori Ogata traveled to the United States, competing in late model stock races at Concord Motorsports Park. From there, Ogata’s career gained traction, landing him in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for his debut in 2014. 

Akinori Ogata is no stranger to adversity in motorsports, and he is looking forward to continuing his NASCAR career with Reaume Brothers Racing. “I’m super excited to return to NASCAR with Josh and Reaume Brothers Racing. After a three year break, it will be nice to return to Darlington, a place that I have experience. I believe that positive momentum throughout this season will be key to a positive race at The Lady in Black.” 

Josh Reaume, owner of Reaume Brothers Racing, is excited to have a worldwide talent behind the wheel at The Lady in Black. “I take pride in having long-standing relationships with drivers and partners, no matter the race track. I have enjoyed the relationship created between myself and Akinori Ogata, and I am excited to have him along with Precision Kyowa back in Darlington.”

Watch Akinori Ogata in the No. 43 Precision Kyowa Toyota Tundra TRD during the Dead On Tools 200 at Darlington Raceway on May 6th at 7:30 PM EST on FOX Sports 1, Motor Racing Network, and SiriusXM NASCAR. 

Follow Akinori’s journey in NASCAR by following him on his social media:

Instagram: @akinoriogata

Twitter: @AkinoriOgata

About Reaume Brothers Racing:
Reaume Brothers Racing began in 1997 when John Reaume got his sons Jonathan and Joshua into competitive kart racing. From these humble beginnings, the brothers have chased the racing dream by competing in events all around the world, studying mechanical engineering, and building a successful racing business specializing in karting and oval track racing. For more information, visit or follow us on Instagram and twitter (@rbr_teams) or by visiting Reaume Brothers Racing on Facebook.

About Precision Kyowa:

Kyowa Industrial Co. is passionate about precision manufacturing. Our people, facilities and production processes are all dedicated to producing the highest quality components in the shortest amount of time at a reasonable cost. We draw on 75 years of experience working with leading manufacturers in Japan. We value the trust our customers place in us, and we strive to continually exceed their expectations. 

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