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ESR acquires controlling interest in two KHI trucks

September 23, 2011, Team Release, NASCAR.com

DENVER, N.C. -- Set to field three full-time teams in 2012 with acquisition of No. 8, No. 33 trucks

Eddie Sharp Racing, currently a one-team operation in the Camping World Truck Series, announced Friday it had acquired a controlling interest in two of Kevin Harvick Inc.'s Truck Series teams.

With the acquisition of the No. 8 and No. 33 trucks, ESR will field three full-time teams in 2012. The driver lineup for ESR will be announced in October. The teams will operate out of Eddie Sharp Racing's current 40,000 square foot, five-star facility in Denver, N.C.

"The timing couldn't have been any more perfect," team owner Eddie Sharp said. "We are ready to take this opportunity head on to utilize what Kevin and DeLana have built. It was a marriage made in heaven, because we were ready to move forward at ESR, and this opportunity worked out perfectly. With KHI, you have a turnkey, successful program at the ready.

"I'm excited about the future of ESR, really excited," Sharp said. "We'll have driver and sponsor lineup announcements coming within the next few weeks. To see everything progress with Kevin and DeLana's help, and the support from Chevrolet ... it's a dream come true."

Eddie Sharp Racing's No. 6 truck is currently 19th in owner points, only 57 points out of the top 12. The team was created in 2006.