Both came in August 2002, when Thurman raced for Ware Racing Enterprises. He made his debut at ORP, starting 29th in the #5 Dodge. He was able to advance to 27th by the end of the night despite a late crash. Despite the poor showing, Ware had Thurman back in their truck at Nashville. Once again starting 29th, Thurman was able to show 21st by the end of the race, four laps down. Thurman, however, has not raced since.