Billy Ballew Motorsports announces sponsor

Billy Ballew Motorsports looks forward to association with Nelly and Vokal. Driver Houston to remain with team. MOORESVILLE, NC (March 4, 2003) - Billy Ballew Motorsports has reached an agreement in principle with Grammy award-winning artist ...

Billy Ballew Motorsports looks forward to association with Nelly and Vokal.
Driver Houston to remain with team.

MOORESVILLE, NC (March 4, 2003) - Billy Ballew Motorsports has reached an agreement in principle with Grammy award-winning artist Nelly and the musician's clothing line, Vokal to sponsor the team's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series entry for the remainder of the 2003 season.

"We are excited about the prospects of teaming with an artist the caliber of Nelly and with his clothing line, Vokal," said Billy Ballew, owner of Billy Ballew Motorsports. "Our association with them will help us accomplish many goals that we have set for 2003 including a chance to contend for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship."

Billy Ballew Motorsports will seek the services of a minority driver but will continue with established NASCAR veteran Andy Houston for the remainder of the 2003 NCTS season.

"We are committed to Andy Houston and we are committed to competing for the championship this year with Andy," Ballew said. "We are in negotiation with a talented minority driver that we can bring in to work with Andy and utilize Andy's experience in the Winston Cup, Busch and Craftsman Truck series to help accelerate their learning curve. Andy remains a vital part of this organization and will continue to be for a long time."

The Billy Ballew Motorsports team finished fifth in the season opening race, the Florida Dodge Dealers 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 14 with Houston behind the wheel. The team continues its search for corporate sponsorship to team with the Vokal Racing program as well as continued support for Houston.

"We have a lot to offer and numerous marketing opportunities," Ballew said. "The NASCAR Craftsman Truck series offers potential marketing partners a great entry into the world of NASCAR racing at an affordable price. We are excited about the direction of the truck series and about the continued strength of our program. The addition of our partnership with Nelly and Vokal will help create opportunities for drivers and sponsors alike."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Andy Houston