Mikey Kile signs with Brad Keselowski Racing, Greased Lightning for 2009; ARCA, Trucks on tap for former Pro Cup Northern Division ROTY Mooresville, N.C.--Anyone that has ever held a steering wheel has aspired to make laps around Daytona Int'l...
Mikey Kile signs with Brad Keselowski Racing, Greased Lightning for 2009; ARCA, Trucks on tap for former Pro Cup Northern Division ROTY
Mooresville, N.C.--Anyone that has ever held a steering wheel has aspired to make laps around Daytona Int'l Speedway. For rookie Mikey Kile, his wish will come true on Saturday, Feb. 7 in the ARCA RE/MAX Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200.
Kile will pilot No. 29 Greased Lightning Chevrolet in the season-opening event in Daytona. After that, Kile will partner with BKR and Greased Lightning for eight additional ARCA events and seven Camping World Truck Series races during the 2009 season.
"I can't wait for the season to get started," said Kile, a native of Westlake, La. "Being able to be a part of BKR is an honor. After our test at Daytona, I knew this was the right place for me. It makes you feel good when you know your team wants to win as bad as you do."
That team will be led by crew chief Wayne Setterington Jr., a veteran crew chief and former racer.
"We're extremely excited about the addition of Mikey Kile to Brad Keselowski Racing and looking forward to a successful year in both the ARCA Series and Camping World Truck Series for 2009," said Setterington. "I th ink 2009 will be a great year for both BKR and Mikey. We have known each other for a few years now, and I have watched him continue to progress year after year."
Kile's progression started to pick up momentum in 2008. After competing in the UARA-Stars Series in 2007, racking up six top-10 finishes in 15 races, Kile moved up to the USAR Pro Cup Northern Division, grabbed his first win in just his fourth start and finished third in regular season points.
Bolstering Kile's efforts in 2009 will be the addition of Greased Lightning as primary sponsor. Greased Lightning has a storied history in motorsports marketing and Kile hopes to add a few chapters this season.
"Having Greased Lightning come on board as a primary sponsor certainly helps our cause," said Kile. "And our goals are very similar. They want to run up front and contend for wins. I want the same thing. With the backing of BKR and Greased Lightning, I think those goals are obtainable."