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Ken Butler III and the No. 23 Aaron's Dream Machine New Colors: Look for Ken Butler III in the Aaron's Outdoors Mossy Oak camouflage colors this weekend. This will be the second time the paint scheme will be run in NASCAR competition. David...

Ken Butler III and the No. 23 Aaron's Dream Machine

New Colors: Look for Ken Butler III in the Aaron's Outdoors Mossy Oak camouflage colors this weekend. This will be the second time the paint scheme will be run in NASCAR competition. David Reutimann piloted this paint scheme in NASCAR Sprint Cup competition earlier this season at Atlanta Motor Speedway in September and it will be run in one more race later this year.

Lowe's History: Ken Butler III will be earning his rookie stripes at Lowe's Motor Speedway this weekend as it will be his first start at the 1.5-mile oval in Nationwide Series competition.

Fan Connection: Visit the Aaron's Corporate Display in the Fan Zone at Lowe's Motor Speedway to meet your favorite Aaron's drivers. Ken Butler III will be visiting the display on Friday, October 16 from 5:00 -- 5:15 p.m. EDT. Trevor Bayne will be at the display on Friday from 4:30 -- 4:45 p.m. EDT. Aaron's Sprint Cup drivers will be visiting the display on Saturday, October 17. Meet David Reutimann from 4:10 -- 4:25 p.m. and Michael Waltrip at 4:40 -- 4:55 p.m. EDT.

Meet Ken Butler III: Come meet Ken Butler III on Friday, October 16th from 1:00 p.m. -- 2:00 p.m. EDT on pit road at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Butler will be signing autographs along with his R3 teammate Robert Richardson Jr. and several other NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers.

Points Check: R3 Motorsports sits 26th in the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) Owner Standings, 11 markers behind 25th, after Kevin Conway piloted the No. 23 Chevy to an 18th-place finish in the Copart 300 at Auto Club Speedway last weekend.

Ken Butler III on Racing at Lowe's: "I am really excited to race at Lowe's Motor Speedway this weekend. I have never raced at this track in NASCAR competition. I have raced here one time before but it was in my ASA car. It's a really exciting weekend for everyone at Aaron's Outdoors and I can't wait to bring home a good finish."

Ken Butler on Running Aaron's Camo Colors: "It's awesome how Aaron's merging two big marketing platforms by using their strong presence in NASCAR to increase the awareness of Aaron's Outdoors. The camo Aaron's Dream Machine racecar looks fantastic and I can't wait to drive it in Charlotte."

Crew Chief Steve Plattenberger on Keys to a Good Run at Lowe's: "This is a tough track to run and it is Ken's first time here so we really need to focus on getting the car handling good and making the car comfortable for him. We are really excited to have the Aaron's Outdoors colors on the car this weekend and I think we will come home with a solid finish."

Chassis Info

No. 23 Aaron's Outdoors Mossy Oak Chevrolet (NNS): Chassis #34. Plattenberger and the No. 23 team are bringing chassis #34 to Lowe's Motor Speedway this weekend. This chassis was last used with Butler behind the wheel at Iowa Speedway.

-credit: 3rm

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Michael Waltrip , Trevor Bayne , David Reutimann , Kevin Conway , Ken Butler III , Ken Butler