Sponsors added for Harvick Nationwide ride

Harvick will run 13 races in the No. 5 car with JR Motorsports

Kevin Harvick’s NASCAR Nationwide Series ride with JR Motorsports has picked up five additional sponsors, the team announced today.

Harvick is now slated to run in 13 races, driving the No. 5 car with JRM. The race team will be using additional drivers for the rest of the season.

Great Clips will sponsor Harvick at Phoenix International Raceway for the March 1 race, TaxSlayer.com will sponsor the car for the March 22 race at Auto Club Speedway, Tide will sponsor the car for the April 25 race at Richmond International Raceway and Bad Boy Buggies will sponsor the car for the Aug. 30 race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Morton Buildings will sponsor Harvick at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the July 26 race and at Kansas Speedway for the Oct. 4 race.

The five sponsors join Hunt Brothers Pizza (who has signed up for four races) and Armour (who has signed up for three races) as sponsors for Harvick.

Hunt Brothers Pizza will serve as the primary sponsor for both races at Texas Motor Speedway and a race each at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway.

“Kevin has generated a lot of interest in our racing program from new companies and our returning partners,” said Kelley Earnhardt Miller, general manager of JR Motorsports. “His excitement about the upcoming season is infectious and has really lit a fire under everyone at JR Motorsports to match that intensity with all three of our teams.

Harvick has run in 301 Nationwide races in his career, posting 40 wins as well as two series championships (2001 and 2006).

JRM will have two full-time drivers in the Nationwide Series with series rookie Chase Elliott driving the No. 9 Chevrolet and Regan Smith driving the No. 7 Chevrolet.


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