Team announces driver and marketing partner lineup, manufacturer and engine supplier
MOORESVILLE, NC (November 5, 2010) – Turner Motorsports is pleased to announce its driver and marketing partner lineup for their 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) and NASCAR Camping World Series (NCWTS) programs. The driver lineup includes the return of a number of familiar faces such as Kasey Kahne, Reed Sorenson, Jason Leffler, James Buescher, Ricky Carmichael and USAC superstar, Brad Sweet. The team has also added NASCAR Nationwide Series standout, Justin Allgaier, who will pilot the No. 31 Chevrolet for both the 2011 and 2012 seasons. The team will field three full-time entries in both the NCWTS and NNS.
Additionally, Turner Motorsports announces that they will continue their relationship with General Motors and the Chevrolet brand. The organization has created alliances with General Motors powerhouse teams Hendrick Motorsports, who will provide engine support for both its NNS and NCWTS programs, Kevin Harvick Inc. for body and aero support, and Earnhardt Technology Group for drive train and suspension technology assistance.
Team owner, Steve Turner, is quick to thank Toyota for its past support of Braun Racing, which was recently acquired by Turner Motorsports. He acknowledges their role in helping the team achieve the tremendous success that it has over the last four years.
“I would like to thank Toyota for all of its support of Braun Racing over the last four seasons,” commented Turner. “They have been an integral part in the success of Braun Racing and we applaud their efforts in supporting NASCAR in each of the top-three touring series.”
“That being said, we are very pleased to be continuing our long-standing relationship with Chevrolet,” Turner continued. “For a first year team, we have had tremendous success with our Camping World Truck Series program due in large part to our partnership with them. With Chevrolet ‘s support and the addition of the alliances we have formed, we expect that we can follow in their high ideals of winning races and championships.”
The team is proud to have all of its current outstanding marketing partners return in 2011 including Dollar General, Great Clips, Monster Energy, Wolfpack Rentals, AccuDoc Solutions, ABF Freight, BigSpot.com, Rexall, the Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) and Deft paint.
The driver/ sponsor lineup is listed below:
NASCAR Nationwide Series
No. 30 Chevrolet Impala
Drivers: Ricky Carmichael, James Buescher and Jason Leffler
Sponsors: Rotation of sponsors including Monster Energy, Wolfpack Energy Services, Great Clips, Rexall, AccuDoc Solutions, BigSpot.com, ABF Freight and FOE
No. 31 Chevrolet Impala
Driver: Justin Allgaier
Primary Sponsor: TBD
No. 32 Chevrolet Impala
Drivers: Reed Sorenson
Primary Sponsor: Dollar General
No. 38 Chevrolet Impala
Drivers: Kasey Kahne and Jason Leffler
Primary Sponsor: Great Clips
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
No. 4 Chevrolet Silverado
Driver: Ricky Carmichael
Primary Sponsor: Monster Energy
No. 31 Chevrolet Silverado
Driver: James Buescher
Primary Sponsor: Wolfpack Rentals
No. 32 Chevrolet Silverado
Drivers: Brad Sweet, Jason Leffler, Justin Allgaier and additional driver(s) TBD
Sponsors: Great Clips for a select number of races with additional sponsors TBD
“We have a great stable of both drivers and partners,” said Turner. “This driver lineup shows Turner Motorsport’s commitment to continuing to cultivate up and coming talent in NASCAR’s top series. We are thrilled that all of our existing marketing partners will return to Turner Motorsports in 2011. We think it is a testament to all the hard work of each and every employee at Turner Motorsports. We all have high expectations for the future including winning races and championships. We know that we have a lot of work ahead of us but with dedication to the program we can achieve our goals.”
About Turner Motorsports:
Turner Motorsports, LLC, established in 1999, is in the midst of its inaugural full season of NASCAR competition. Owned by Texas-native, Steve Turner, the racing organization is expanding in 2011 from a two-truck operation in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to become the largest stand-alone multi-series team in NASCAR’s top-tier touring series. Turner Motorsports operates out of an 110,000 square-foot state-of-the art facility in Mooresville, N.C., and will house three entries in both the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the Camping World Truck Series. The team boasts an all-star driver line-up that includes Kasey Kahne, Reed Sorenson, Jason Leffler, Justin Allgaier, Ricky Carmichael, James Buescher and Brad Sweet. The Chevrolet-backed team has created alliances with General Motors powerhouse teams Hendrick Motorsports, who will provide engine support for both its NNS and NCWTS programs, Kevin Harvick Inc. for body and aero support, and Earnhardt Technology Group for drive train and suspension technology assistance. Turner Motorsports’ marketing partners includes Dollar General, Great Clips, Monster Energy, AccuDoc Solutions, Wolfpack Rentals, Rexall, Fraternal Order of Eagles, ABF Freight, Bigspot.com, Northeastern Supply, Deft Paint, SEM and Safety-Kleen. For more information on Turner Motorsports, visit www.teamturnermotorsports.com.