Kevin Harvick Inc. announced today that team owner Kevin Harvick and Elliott Sadler will share the team's No. 2 Chevrolet in 15 of 25 Truck Series events in 2010. The entry competed last year as the No. 4 in the Truck Series with rookie Ricky Carmichael, but the ex-motocross star moved late last year to the new Turner Motorsports team, where he'll team with James Buescher this season.
Sadler will kick off the 2010 season for KHI at Daytona, as he returns to the Truck Series for the first time since 2003. “Racing in the Truck Series with KHI will be a blast,” said Sadler. “It'll be nice to jump in the truck and go out and race for wins and not have to worry about points. We're going to kick the year off with a bang in Daytona and have some great races to run between then and the finale in Homestead."
Harvick had back-to-back, late-season wins at Phoenix and Homestead in the No. 4, while his teammate Ron Hornaday went on to win his fourth Truck Series title and the second Truck Series Owner's championship for KHI.
“I really enjoy being a part of the Truck Series,” said Harvick. “I feel like the combination of Doug George as crew chief and Elliott and I will bring experience and success to the team immediately.”
Sadler said he is confident of his Truck Series equipment at KHI and the tracks he has chosen to compete at. “Every track that's on my schedule in the No. 2 truck is a place I know we can go out and win,” Sadler said. “I've won races at some of the tracks during my career and I know Kevin and Ron Hornaday contend for wins when they climb behind the wheel of a KHI truck. This is going to be a lot of fun.”
KHI said the remainder of the driver lineup for its No. 2 team will be announced at a later date.