BUSCH: Kerry Earnhardt and FitzBradshaw terminate contract

MOORESVILLE, NC--FitzBradshaw Racing and driver Kerry Earnhardt have mutually agreed to terminate their contract allowing each entity to seek alternative business options for the remainder of the 2003 season and into the 2004 season.  The...

MOORESVILLE, NC--FitzBradshaw Racing and driver Kerry Earnhardt have mutually agreed to terminate their contract allowing each entity to seek alternative business options for the remainder of the 2003 season and into the 2004 season.  The decision comes after Earnhardt was removed from the driver's seat of the No. 12 Chevrolet Monte Carlo following the Chicago race in July.

After Earnhardt was removed from the driver's seat, he continued to attend races and fulfill sponsor's requests up until the termination of the contract.

"Kerry has been a wonderful person to work with," stated FitzBradshaw Racing co-owner  Armando Fitz. "Back in July, we felt that we needed to make a driver change to the No. 12 car and now we feel it will be mutually beneficial for both parties to officially part. Everybody at FitzBradhsaw Racing wishes the best for Kerry and his racing career."

Earnhardt signed with FitzBradshaw Racing in November of 2001 when the formation of FitzBradshaw Racing was announced.

"It is unfortunate that this had to happen, but sometimes change is best for everybody involved," stated Earnhardt. "I loved working with sponsors Supercuts, Hot Tamales, Jani-King and Aaron's Rent; they have all been consistently professional and supportive."

FitzBradshaw Racing is geared-up to finish the 2003 season in a strong fashion, as well as, returning to the 2004 Busch Series with full-power.  The team announced last month that the United States Navy will return for a full-season of racing in 2004 with FitzBradshaw Racing. Additionally, earlier in the year, the team announced sponsors Supercuts, Hot Tamales and Jani-King will also be back with the team competing in the Busch Series.

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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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kerry Earnhardt