BUSCH: Kerry Earnhardt - family tradition at Daytona

Kerry Earnhardt looks to continue the winning family tradition at Daytona. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (May 2, 2002) -- The Earnhardt family has celebrated many victories at Daytona International Speedway. The late Dale Earnhardt won a record 34...

Kerry Earnhardt looks to continue the winning family tradition at Daytona.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (May 2, 2002) -- The Earnhardt family has celebrated many victories at Daytona International Speedway.

The late Dale Earnhardt won a record 34 races at the "World Center of Racing," including the 1998 Daytona 500 and 12 Gatorade 125's.

His son, Dale Earnhardt Jr., has also found success, winning last year's Pepsi 400 NASCAR Winston Cup Series race and February's EAS/GNC Live Well 300 NASCAR Busch Series race.

Kerry Earnhardt, Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s older brother, would also like to celebrate a victory at Daytona and he can't think of a better time than the July 5 STACKER 2/GNC Live Well 250 NASCAR Busch Series race.

"It would be a real big party and it's time too," said an enthusiastic Earnhardt.

Earnhardt is looking forward to the inaugural STACKER 2/GNC Live Well 250 NASCAR Busch Series at Daytona. It's the first time the Busch Series has competed at Daytona in the summer and it's the first time under the lights.

"How cool is that?" Earnhardt said. "We got to be better than we were the first time. We started running real good in the (February) race and we cut the right front tire down and hit the wall off of Turn 2. Our chances have to be better the next time around."

Earnhardt, who will be wheeling the No. 12 Jani-King Chevrolet for FitzBradshaw Racing in the STACKER 2/GNC Live Well 250, is competing in his first full season in the Busch Series.

Earnhardt and the team, which is owned by Armando Fitz and NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw, are still in the building process and recently posted their first top-10 finish. Earnhardt hopes to see continued improvement in the finishes by mid-season.

"It's mainly about making laps around these tracks and getting more seat time for next year," Earnhardt said. "I think by the time we get back to Daytona, everything will be a lot better and we'll be more comfortable. The team will be gelling better. Everything will be a whole lot better."

Tickets for the STACKER 2/GNC Live Well 250 Busch Series race are available online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling the Speedway ticket office at (386) 253-7223.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Kerry Earnhardt