BUSCH: Race Kentucky Motorsports to debut at Charlotte

LEXINGTON, KY (October 8, 2003) -- Race Kentucky Motorsports, the NASCAR Busch Series' newest team, unveiled its plans today in Lexington, Kentucky. The team will debut this coming weekend in the "Little Trees 300" at Lowe's Motor Speedway to ...

LEXINGTON, KY (October 8, 2003) -- Race Kentucky Motorsports, the NASCAR Busch Series' newest team, unveiled its plans today in Lexington, Kentucky. The team will debut this coming weekend in the "Little Trees 300" at Lowe's Motor Speedway to prepare for an all-out assault on the Busch Series in 2004 season. London, Kentucky-native Jamie Mosley will be the team's driver.

Race Kentucky Motorsports, Inc., formed by a group of Kentucky natives, was designed to help promote "The Bluegrass State" and its many assets, from University of Kentucky Basketball to Thoroughbred Racing, as well as many Kentucky-owned industries and corporations. The goal is to bring more interest to the great state of Kentucky while giving its legions of NASCAR fans a "homegrown" team to cheer for on the track. The entire Race Kentucky team will be comprised of Kentucky residents; from the driver, to the team owners and pit crew who service the car on raceday.

"This is a great opportunity for all of us involved to help show everyone how great the state Kentucky is," Mosley said. "It's truly a unique concept and something that no one has ever tried before. I'm honored to be a part of it. I think this team has a bright future ahead of itself and that is a plus for all the racing fans in Kentucky as well. We have Kentucky Basketball to root for during the winter and now we'll have our own NASCAR Busch Series team to root for during the race season."

Race Kentucky Motorsports will utilize this unique marketing concept to expose the wealth of resources found in Kentucky and share it with the NASCAR community and its millions of brand loyal fans.

Jeff Sheppard, one of the University of Kentucky's former basketball superstars and part owner of Race Kentucky Motorsports, is excited to hit the track. "This is a unique concept developed to promote our state and its many assets by combining what already makes the Commonwealth so special, with the ever growing popularity of America's number one spectator sport, NASCAR.

"We've already got a great racetrack in Kentucky Speedway which has a fan base like nothing else in NASCAR. Now, those fans will have their very own team to root for each and every race weekend. Along with that, we will help promote our state and the companies that Race Kentucky Motorsports will bring along. Combining Kentucky basketball, thoroughbreds and our industries is great way to share the news about our beautiful state of Kentucky. Together with NASCAR, there is no better combination."

Kentucky Motorsports is evaluating the benefits of beginning its own program in 2004 or to lease with an established team. Other owners include Keith Livermore and Mark Karnes, who are part of the Kentucky-based Karnes Dyno Rev, Inc. (developers of the state-of-the-art, environmentally safe and cost effective, inextinguishable Karnes Dyno Rev Engine).

Like most of today's drivers, Mosley started in go karts at the age of seven and worked his way up the ladder to the dirt tracks of Kentucky and eventually into the ARCA Re/Max Series. After six ARCA superspeedway starts, including a near win at Chicagoland Speedway, Mosley joined Jay Robinson's NASCAR team midway through the 2003 season. In his first Busch Series race, Mosley brought the #39 home in the 21st spot, the best run for the team all year long on non-restrictor plate tracks.

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