Darrell Waltrip to race in Martinsville

Larry, Curly, Moe, Michael and Darrell? Michael Waltrip Inc. extends truck schedule Sherrills Ford, N.C. (August 7) -- Michael Waltrip, Inc. (MWI) announced today that Darrell Waltrip (D.W.) will compete for his third NASCAR Craftsmen Truck ...

Larry, Curly, Moe, Michael and Darrell?
Michael Waltrip Inc. extends truck schedule

Sherrills Ford, N.C. (August 7) -- Michael Waltrip, Inc. (MWI) announced today that Darrell Waltrip (D.W.) will compete for his third NASCAR Craftsmen Truck Series race this year at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, October 18.

Darrell will be behind the wheel of his younger brother's No. 17 Aaron's/Three Stooges Chevrolet race truck, the latest addition to The Three Stooges 75th Anniversary racing program that has the vaudevillian troupe climbing aboard several race cars in the National Hot Rod Association and NASCAR circuits. Action Performance Companies Inc., C3 Entertainment Inc. and Global Icons came up with the idea of bringing the Three Stooges to the races. In addition to The Three Stooges truck, Michael Waltrip's No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine, NASCAR Busch Series entry will also promote the Three Stooges 75th anniversary.

All goofiness aside, the Aaron's/Three Stooges truck will be one to take seriously according to truck owner Michael Waltrip.

"Darrell did a heck of a job in Martinsville in April, so why not give the guy another chance to kick up his heels? Darrell has not lost his competitive spirit and after finishing seventh last spring, I think D.W.'s fans, as well as the Sherrills Ford Posse, would love another shot at the trophy."

"It is just the perfect situation," Michael continued. "Ken Butler with Aaron's, and all the folks associated with "The Three Stooges" made the decision to run this truck an easy one. The success and all the good times had by the driver and crew thus far led us to expand our truck team to a three-race schedule verses the original two races we announced early in the season. We are proud to work with all the parties involved; furthermore, we are grateful that the Aaron's/Three Stooges truck will let Darrell continue doing what he loves to do, race."

"We had such a good time at Martinsville the first time," said Darrell. I was thrilled Ken Butler was kind enough to step up and let us do all this again. Aaron's Sales and Lease Ownership is in the business of making dreams come true. This is certainly a dream come true for me to run the truck again at Martinsville. I think the driver's seat makes me a better broadcaster on Sunday and it keeps me in touch with the sport that I so dearly love. Bobby Kennedy (MWI crew chief) runs a top notch team, so it's pretty neat to not only drive, but to get the chance to be aggressive again."

Action is the exclusive supplier of replica die-cast collectibles, including the No. 17 Aaron's/ Three Stooges Chevrolet Silverado race truck and car. Sales of Stooges-themed die-cast will be handled in Action's usual settings including its 18-member ARC distributor network and its exclusive collector's club, RCCA. To locate an ARC distributor, please call 1-800-411-8404. To join RCCA, call 1-800-952-0708 or visit www.goracing.com. A limited amount of autographed trucks and cars will also be available on www.michaelwaltrip.com.

Aaron's Sales and Lease Ownership, a division of Aaron Rents, Inc., carries the most recognizable names in furniture, electronics, appliances and computers for the home and office. Since 1955, Aaron Rents has occupied a distinguished niche among furniture retailers. From its modest beginnings, Aaron Rents has grown to a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange (RNT). Now, Aaron's national buying power combined with next day delivery and guaranteed lowest price has enabled success with more than 780 stores in 43 states and Puerto Rico. The Company also manufactures furniture, bedding and accessories at 10 facilities in four states. For more information on Aaron's visit www.shopaarons.com.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Darrell Waltrip , Michael Waltrip , Ken Butler , Bobby Kennedy