Kyle Fowler to Make ARCA Racing Series Debut with Eddie Sharp Racing at Toledo Speedway MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 13, 2010)-- Eddie Sharp Racing announced Kyle Fowler will run the Menards 200 at Toledo Speedway on May 23, 2010. Fowler will make his...
Kyle Fowler to Make ARCA Racing Series Debut with Eddie Sharp Racing at Toledo Speedway
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 13, 2010)-- Eddie Sharp Racing announced Kyle Fowler will run the Menards 200 at Toledo Speedway on May 23, 2010. Fowler will make his debut in the ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards, driving the No. 6 Toyota fielded by ESR.
"I am extremely excited about the opportunity to run with Eddie Sharp Racing," Fowler said. "I am graduating high school this weekend, and I am glad to finally be able to put 110 percent of my time into my racing."
The 17-year-old Georgia native grew up racing Bandolero and Legends Cars, winning feature events and titles at a young age. In 2006, Fowler competed for five championships in several Legends Car series' around the Southeast. He won three championships and finished runner-up twice.
The 2007 season brought more success for Fowler, as he moved to the Georgia Asphalt Series Late Models. He finished the season with 14 top-10 finishes in 17 starts. He moved to the ASA Southeast Asphalt, scoring career-best second-place finishes at Lanier National Speedway and Peach State Speedway, where he also picked up a pole award.
Last season, Fowler made his debut in the NASCAR Camping World East Series with Ken Schrader Racing. He also raced in the USARacing Pro Cup Series. "Growing up, my crew had always been my dad and me, with family and friends helping on the weekends," said Fowler. "I am grateful for that experience and time with my dad. He taught me a lot."
Fowler is set to run with ESR at Toledo Speedway on May 23 and Iowa Speedway on July 10. He will join Craig Goess, driver of the No. 81 Toyota of Greenville N.C. Toyota, in ESR entries at both races.
"I have been told by some very knowledgeable people that the ARCA Racing Series is where I need to race to help me further my career," explained Fowler. "I can't wait to get behind the wheel. I am looking forward to my first start in ARCA and working with everyone at Eddie Sharp Racing."
Eddie Sharp, owner of Eddie Sharp Racing, anticipates the addition of Fowler to the ESR team. "I am thrilled to be working with Kyle," said Sharp. "He possesses the type of talent and desire to race that I love to work with. I think it's going to be a great experience for Kyle and ESR, and I know he will represent ESR well."
Folwer, who will further his education at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, looks to move forward in his racing career as well. "Now that I have the opportunity to run with ESR, I know I will have the top-notch equipment and personnel, which I know I need to perform. I am looking forward to working with crew chief Kevin Caldwell, as his track record speaks for itself."