Thursday, February 14, 2008

Kevin Harvick Inc. Announces New Partnership with VFW

Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 03:31 PM

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (February 7, 2008) -- Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI)announced today a new partnership with the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) for the 2008 season. VFW Racing will be partner in every NASCAR(r) Craftsman Truck Series and Nationwide Series race this season, both on and off the track.

Reigning Craftsman Truck Series Champ Ron Hornaday's No. 33 truck will feature the new VFW Racing paint scheme and logo in several races this year. He, along with Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year contender Cale Gale, will also drive VFW's No. 77 car in the Nationwide Series.

The No. 33 VFW Racing truck will debut on March 29, 2008 at the Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. The VFW logo will also appear in an associate position on the No. 33 Camping World/ Chevrolet Silverado and the No. 77 VFW Chevrolet Monte Carlo throughout the 2008 racing season.

"Everyone at KHI is excited to be working with the VFW on their first NASCAR effort," said Kevin Harvick, co-owner of KHI. "VFW is an incredible organization, and we expect this program will help educate the public about the tremendous work they do to support our country's heroes."

The VFW is the nation's oldest and most respected veterans service organization. Its mission is to honor the sacrifice and ensure the rights of American war veterans through advocacy, support and community service, while promoting patriotism.

"Our racing program is designed to raise awareness of veterans' issues and increase support for the VFW's programs," said VFW's National Commander George Lisicki. "Most Americans would be surprised at the wide range of support the VFW provides to veterans and their families, from financial assistance for families of deployed troops to dedicated VFW service officers to aid veterans in filing benefits claims. We believe the exposure we'll get from our partnership with KHI will help us to meet the growing demand for our services."

A fan site, has also been developed. In addition to checking racing statistics and updates, visitors can learn more about the VFW and celebrate our American heroes.

The 2008 VFW Primary Racing schedule will include the following dates:

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado

3/29/08: Martinsville Speedway - Ron Hornaday

7/25/08: O'Reilly Raceway Park - Ron Hornaday

8/9/08: Nashville Superspeedway - Ron Hornaday

10/25/08: Atlanta Motor Speedway - Ron Hornaday

NASCAR Nationwide Series No. 77 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

5/24/08: Lowe's Motor Speedway - Cale Gale

7/4/08: Daytona International Speedway - Ron Hornaday

9/27/08: Kansas Speedway - Ron Hornaday

11/1/08: Texas Motor Speedway - Ron Hornaday


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