Friday, September 23, 2011

Eddie Sharp Racing Acquires Two Kevin Harvick Inc. Truck Series Teams

Denver, N.C. (September 23, 2011) - Eddie Sharp Racing (ESR), currently a one-team operation in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS), announced today that they have acquired a controlling interest in two of Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) Truck Series teams.

With the acquisition of the No. 8 and No. 33 KHI trucks, ESR will field three full-time NCWTS teams in 2012. The NCWTS driver line up for ESR will be announced in October. The teams will operate out of Eddie Sharp Racing's current 40,000 square-foot five-star facility in Denver, N.C.

"The timing couldn't have been any more perfect," said team owner Eddie Sharp. "We are ready to take this opportunity head on to utilize what Kevin and DeLana have built. It was a marriage made in heaven, because we were ready to move forward at ESR, and this opportunity worked out perfectly. With KHI, you have a turnkey, successful program at the ready.

"I'm excited about the future of ESR, really excited," Sharp continued. "We'll have driver and sponsor lineup announcements coming within the next few weeks. To see everything progress with Kevin and DeLana's help, and the support from Chevrolet, it's a dream come true."

Eddie Sharp Racing's No. 6 truck is currently 19th in NCWTS owner point standings, only 57 points out of the top 12. The team was created in 2006 as Eddie Sharp envisioned his long-term goals as a team owner. The goal was to contend, not simply compete. That desire drove Sharp to obtain a five-star facility, which is what allowed the team to quickly transition from contender to champion.

About Eddie Sharp Racing

Eddie Sharp Racing (ESR) enters its sixth full-time season in motorsports, which has earned more than 15 victories and a 2009 ARCA Championship. With this approach, ESR became the place for up and coming talent. Since ESR's inception, Sharp focused on helping to usher in the careers of Scott Lagasse, Chase Miller, T.J. Bell, Michael McDowell, Scott Speed and most recently, 2009 ARCA Champion Justin Lofton. ESR is housed in a 40,000 sq. ft. facility located in Denver, N.C. For more information about ESR please visit

About Kevin Harvick Inc.

Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) enters 2011 celebrating 10 years of NASCAR racing. From the start, co-owners Kevin and DeLana Harvick set a goal to become leaders within the industry. With two Truck Series championships to their credit, the organization has built a reputation of integrity and competitiveness within the NASCAR community. KHI is housed in an over 80,000 sq. ft. facility located in Kernersville, N.C. This season, the organization will field three full-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams and two full-time NASCAR Nationwide Series teams, competing for the drivers and owners championships in each series. With a roster comprised of both up-and-coming and veteran championship-caliber drivers, KHI continues to establish itself as one of the top teams in NASCAR competition. For more information about KHI and its teams, please visit

*Official Eddie Sharp Racing Press Release*

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