No. 2 Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet Silverado
NASCAR Truck Series Race 10 of 25 – Kentucky Speedway
ROOKIE IN THE BLUEGRASS STATE: Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) NASCAR Nationwide Series driver and 14-year verteran, Elliott Sadler will climb behind the wheel of the No. 2 Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet Silverado at Kentucky Speedway for the UNOH 225 as a rookie in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event. Sadler has made several laps around the 1.5-mile oval during test sessions at the facility but has yet to compete in any NASCAR series race.
BIG WHEELING WITH ELLIOTT SADLER: Hunt Brothers® Pizza, the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry, is asking its pizza-loving customers to gear up for a weekend of racing at Kentucky Speedway with the Big Wheeling with Elliott Sadler Challenge. Nine lucky race fans will be selected to participate in the July 6 event in Sparta, Ky., where they will race big wheels through a relay course of pizza eating, wing munching and Coca Cola® drinking stations to win several great prizes. This event is open to the public and everyone is invited to come out and enjoy free pizza and wings. For more information about this event and the Hunt Brother Pizza racing program be sure to visit www.hbpracing.com/bigwheeling.
KHI TRUCK SERIES SUCCESS: KHI has competed in 10 Truck Series events over the previous seven NASCAR seasons. During those races KHI has collected one pole, two victories, three top-five and six top-10 finishes between five different drivers including Matt Crafton, Ron Hornaday, Jack Sprague, Ricky Carmichael and Shelby Howard. Hornaday is credited with both of KHI’s victories at the track.
CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 2 crew will unload chassis No. 059 when they roll into Sparta, Kentucky this week. This is the same chassis that Clint Bowyer drove to victory lane at Kanas Speedway in June earning KHI its first Truck Series victory of the season. Bowyer also piloted this chassis to a second place finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May.
PREVIOUS RACE RECAP: David Mayhew took on driving duties for the No. 2 MMI Services Chevrolet Silverado for KHI during the WinStar World Casino 400k at Texas Motor Speedway on June 10. After starting in the 16th position, the Bakersfield, Calif., native battled a loose-handling truck as he worked his way to a solid third-place finish, the driver’s best-career finish in five starts in the Truck Series.
SADLER’S THOUGHTS ON KENTUCKY:
What are your thoughts heading into the race at Kentucky Speedway?
“Kentucky is a great track. Although I have never competed there, I’ve had the opportunity to test there several times. I’ll be competing in both the Truck Series and Nationwide Series events at the track, so I will get to log laps in the truck to help get acquainted with the track in the competitive setting. There will be a lot of excitement surrounding the event since it is the first time the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be there, so it will be great to be a part of their inaugural weekend. I’m looking forward to having Hunt Brothers Pizza on board and bringing home a win for KHI.”
About Hunt Brothers Pizza:
With more than 6,500 locations in 28 states, Hunt Brothers® Pizza is the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry. Perfect for today’s on-the-go lifestyle, Hunt Brothers Pizza offers regular, thin crust, and breakfast pizzas with All Toppings No Extra Charge®, plus the Hunt Brothers® Wings in Southern Style and Hot ‘n Spicy flavors. Family owned and operated for over 40 years and headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., the company provides all of the food products, marketing programs, equipment and training for convenience stores to operate their own turnkey pizza program.