WS: Kerry Earnhardt to drive for BMR

Kerry Earnhardt to Drive for BMR in NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series Rocklin, CA- Kerry Earnhardt will drive the remainder of this season for Bill McAnally Racing in the NASCAR Grand National Division West Series, the team...

Kerry Earnhardt to Drive for BMR in NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series

Rocklin, CA- Kerry Earnhardt will drive the remainder of this season for Bill McAnally Racing in the NASCAR Grand National Division West Series, the team announced today

In making the announcement, BMR president Bill McAnally said his organization will once again field two full-time teams in the series. Earnhardt of Kannapolis, NC, will join BMR as a teammate to series veteran Austin Cameron. Earnhardt is scheduled to make his West Series debut at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Wash. on Saturday, July 17.

"We are thrilled to have Kerry join the BMR team," McAnally said. "With his experience, he will have a lot to contribute to our program. We look forward to this opportunity to make our two-car team effort even stronger in the NASCAR Grand National West Series. BMR has been working in association with Richard Childress Racing. RCR has brought their state-of-the-art race technology and engineering to the team. This strengthens BMR's relationship with RCR and we look forward to a continued successful partnership."

Earnhardt has raced for Richard Childress Racing in selected NASCAR Nextel Cup Series events, most recently finishing 28th in the Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 3rd. He has also competed in 65 events in the NASCAR Busch Series between 1998 and 2003. In addition, his resume includes victories in ARCA (Automobile Racing Club of America), where he won three of five races in 2001.

"I'm really excited and looking forward to racing in the NASCAR Grand National West Series," said Earnhardt. "It's a great series. I'm really happy about being a part of a high caliber race team like BMR. It's a top notch organization. I'm looking forward to much success with the team."

Earnhardt, 34 is the son of the late Dale Earnhardt, a seven-time champion in NASCAR's premier division. Dale Earnhardt is included on the list of career winners in the West Series, winning a road course race in Kent, Wash., in 1985.

McAnally is a veteran team owner in the NASCAR Grand National Division West Series with three consecutive series championships (1999, 2000, and 2001) to his credit and most recently won the inaugural NASCAR Toyota All Star Showdown held November of 2003. This season also marks the 14th year BMR has been in partnership with NAPA AUTO PARTS. In addition to its primary sponsorship on the #16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet, NAPA will be involved with Earnhart's entries.

BMR is located in Northern California. Housing state-of-the-art technology and a stable of race cars, BMR is able to handle all aspects of race car preparation. An expansion project, including a larger race shop and a race show room, is due for completion in 2005.

The West Series, which along with the Busch North Series comprise the Grand National Division, is the oldest stock car circuit in the west. Graduates of the series include Kevin Harvick, Ron Hornaday and Brendan Gaughan, who won back to back titles in 2000 and 2001 with team owner, Bill McAnally.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Kevin Harvick , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Kerry Earnhardt , Brendan Gaughan , Austin Cameron
Teams Richard Childress Racing