BUSCH: ppc Racing signs Brent Sherman

ppc Racing Forms Third Team with Brent Sherman (MOORESVILLE, N.C.) -- ppc Racing officials announced today it will form a third NASCAR Busch Series (NBS) race team with driver Brent Sherman. Serta Mattress, Hickory Farms and Consort for Men hair...

ppc Racing Forms Third Team with Brent Sherman

(MOORESVILLE, N.C.) -- ppc Racing officials announced today it will form a third NASCAR Busch Series (NBS) race team with driver Brent Sherman. Serta Mattress, Hickory Farms and Consort for Men hair products will sponsor Sherman's efforts with the No. 15 ppc Racing Ford Taurus beginning with the July 9th race at Chicagoland Speedway. A 10-race schedule has been set for the remainder of the 2005 racing season with a full time effort slated in '06. PPC Racing is in the process of interviewing crew chief candidates and assembling a crew.

"Brent has the potential to develop into a competitive race car driver," said Greg Pollex, owner of ppc Racing. "Teaming up with us will enhance his ability to show his talents and skills in the NASCAR Busch Series. Brent is fairly new to the series so working with teammate, Kenny Wallace, a veteran driver, will provide Brent with an opportunity to learn alongside an experienced and proven driver. It will take time for us to build the right team and have the personnel for Brent in place, so the part-time schedule this year was the best route to take with a full-time effort next year. All of us want to see this program become another successful contender at ppc Racing."

"When you look at ppc Racing, you can see why they continue to be a top-10 contender week-in and week-out," said Sherman. "Everything here is orchestrated with the best people in the NASCAR Busch Series business; they won the championship in their first year of competition in the series. I want to be a competitive driver every week and know it will take time. For my racing career, this is the right move."

2005 NASCAR Busch Series Schedule for Brent Sherman, driver, No. 15 Serta Mattress / Hickory Farms / Consort for Men Ford Taurus:

July 10      Chicagoland Speedway

August 13 Watkins Glen International
August 20 Michigan International Speedway
Sept. 3 California Speedway
Sept. 24 Dover International Speedway
Oct. 8 Kansas Speedway
Oct. 14 Lowe's Motor Speedway
Nov. 5 Texas Motor Speedway
Nov.12 Phoenix International Raceway
Nov. 19 Homestead-Miami Speedway

About ppc Racing LLC . . .

ppc Racing enters its sixth year of competition in 2005 under ownership from Greg Pollex. His NASCAR Busch Series teams alone have amassed 32 wins and more than 150 top-five and 250 top-10 finishes in just five seasons. In its inaugural year, ppc Racing won the 2000 NASCAR Busch Series driver and owner's championship, finishing 1-2 in the standings. This year ppc Racing fields full-time entries in NASCAR's Busch and Craftsman Truck Series and a part-time schedule in the NEXTEL Cup Series. Pollex has hired recognizable and successful drivers John Andretti, Michel Jourdain Jr., Kenny Wallace and Terry Cook to compete for the series' championships. For sponsorship information, please contact Ken Hazlett at (704) 660-3467. For more information, please visit www.ppcracing.com.

About Serta Mattress Inc . . .

Serta is a bedding brand leader and the manufacturer of the best-selling premium mattress in America, the Serta Perfect Sleeper0x00ae, the luxury Perfect Night0x00ae collection and Masterpiece-brand mattresses. Masterpiece Sleep Products Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Serta Inc. Serta has 26 manufacturing facilities across the United States and four in Canada with international locations in 18 countries. For more information, please visit www.serta.com.

About Hickory Farms Inc. . . .

Hickory Farms, based in Maumee, Ohio, is a specialty food and food gift marketer with a national network of over 700 seasonal selling locations, nine e-Commerce sites and nine specialty food and food gift catalogs. For more information, please visit www.hickoryfarms.com.

About Consort for Men Inc. . . .

Consort for Men grew up with Regular Guys. Since 1965, Regular Guys have come to Consort for Men whenever they wanted to look good. Today our complete line of men's grooming products remains the choice of Regular Guys everywhere from Manhattan to Malibu, Key West to Kalamazoo. For more information, please visit www.consortformen.com.


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Drivers Kenny Wallace , Terry Cook , Brent Sherman , Michel Jourdain