Max Gresham Wants to Make More Memories with Eddie Sharp Racing at Atlanta Motor SpeedwayPress Release
That all may change this Friday when he returns to his home track as the newest driver in Eddie Sharp Racing’s (ESR) stable of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) racers.
Gresham will make his debut with ESR in the Jeff Foxworthy’s Grits Chips 200 aboard the No. 8 Made in the USA / BugBand Chevrolet. It’s the first of five selected races this season for the Griffin, Ga., native.
“I’m ready to go back home to Atlanta Motor Speedway with a new team, Eddie Sharp Racing,” Gresham said. “It’s a place where I have my biggest fan base because they’ve been there in the stands from the very beginning. Now they get to see my newest step into the future.”
Gresham’s racing career began on the quarter-mile short track on the speedway’s front straightaway. He drove Legends Series cars there, winning the Semi-Pro National championship in 2006. He eventually moved into the bigger and faster Late Model cars, and won the 2011 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship.
The move to Eddie Sharp Racing is his most-ambitious step yet.
“I remember when I won the International US Legend Cars race there during a NASCAR weekend it would help take me to the next level,” Gresham said. “The K&N Pro Series was that next level. We won there, so it was time to take the next step.
“Atlanta is so special to me. I have a lot of great memories there. Hopefully I’ll be making even better memories there with Eddie Sharp Racing.”
He will join a race team that already fields trucks for Cale Gale and Justin Lofton.
“We want to run our third truck, and that has been my goal from the beginning,” Sharp said. “It was a matter of the Greshams contacting me and this was the direction they wanted to go.”
Gresham’s limited schedule also will include starts at the Kentucky Speedway on Sept. 21, Martinsville Speedway on Oct. 27, Texas Motor Speedway on Nov. 2 and the season-finale race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 16.
- Max Gresham Motorsports Press Release
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