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National dealer network FreedomRoads LLC has partnered with RV accessories retailer Camping World Inc. (CWI) to sponsor the #10 ppc Racing Ford for 28 NASCAR Busch Series races in 2006.
The season will start Feb. 18 at the Busch Series Hershey’s Kissable 300 at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida.
According to a press release, the NASCAR circuit continues to attract a growing number of RVers, allowing FreedomRoads and Camping World to further reach their customer base. The venture represents the first full-time motorsports sponsorship for the two companies.
“FreedomRoads and Camping World are very excited about entering the motorsports industry and expanding the awareness of both the RV industry and what our two companies have to offer,” said Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of Chicago area-based FreedomRoads.
Veteran driver John Andretti and experienced ppc Racing crew chief, Rick Gay, were selected to lead the #10 team. Andretti has amassed wins in nearly every competitive racing series and said he plans to add a Busch series victory in 2006.
“I have a lot to look forward to this year,” John Andretti explained. “I‘m excited to compete in the Busch Series. My previous experience in Nextel Cup gives me great confidence that we will make a strong impression in 2006. ppc Racing is a championship team and with FreedomRoads and Camping World behind me, we are capable of running strong and competing with the best of them.”
Gay previously served as crew chief in the Busch Series from 2001-2004, including a season as crew chief for ppc Racing driver Kenny Wallace.