MOORESVILLE, NC--FitzBradshaw Racing announced today that drivers Casey Atwood and Tim Fedewa will return to the team in 2004. The team will field two full-season entries for the NASCAR Busch Series season: the No. 14 Chevrolet, driven by Atwood, and the No. 12 Chevrolet, piloted by Fedewa. The team will also field a third car in select races.
Both Atwood and Fedewa began driving for a young FitzBradshaw race team during the 2003 season. Atwood came on board after the highly sought-after United States Navy sponsorship joined the FitzBradshaw roster. Fedewa was chosen to replace driver Kerry Earnhardt halfway through the season.
"We're lucky to have great sponsors and great drivers back with us for 2004," FitzBradshaw co-owner Armando Fitz said. "Casey and Tim both started in the middle of the season last year and did a great job for the team and sponsors."
Supercuts and Hot Tamales have been with FitzBradshaw Racing since its inaugural season in 2002 and will be back on the No. 12 Chevrolet for a third year of sponsorship. The Navy will round out a full-season for the No. 14 Chevrolet.
"This should be a great year for us," Atwood said. "We had some good finishes in the few races we ran last year, so we're hopeful that with the Navy giving us a full-season we will really be able to compete for a top spot in the points' race."
"This is a great opportunity," Fedewa explained. "When I took over in the No. 12 last year we brought in a whole new crew that hadn't worked together before. I think this year we will be able to take what we learned and come up with top finishes."
Atwood slated four top-ten finishes in his fourteen starts in 2003. Fedewa had fifteen starts.
FitzBradshaw Racing is owned by NASCAR veteran Armando Fitz and Pro Football Hall of Fame member and FOX broadcaster Terry Bradshaw. The team fields three cars in the NASCAR Busch Series: the No. 12 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, sponsored by Supercuts and Hot Tamales; the No. 14 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, sponsored by the Navy; and the No. 82 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, sponsored by Jani-King.
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