Caleb Armstrong Joins Eddie Sharp Racing For Lucas Oil 200 At Daytona International SpeedwayPress Release
“I am very excited to join Eddie Sharp Racing,” stated Armstrong. “They are a top-level team with a winning track record in both ARCA and the Truck Series, so it’s a great place for me to be for the next step in my career.”
Armstrong raced through the midget and sprint car ranks en route to his stock car career. Winning his first championship at the age of six, the New Castle, Ind. native has won countless races and championships in the USAC Kenyon Midgets, Micro Sprints and national USAC Midget races. Armstrong made his ARCA Racing Series debut in the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic at Salem (Ind.) Speedway in September 2012 where he finished 15th.
“We’re very excited to have a driver of Caleb’s talent join our team at Daytona International Speedway,” commented team owner Eddie Sharp. “For only being 20 years old, he has a very impressive resume and clearly a lot of talent behind the wheel. He showed a lot of speed during the ARCA [Racing Series] test in Daytona last month, and we’re excited to have him in one of our cars for the season opener.”
A proven contender in the ARCA Racing Series, Sharp joined forces with driver Justin Lofton to win the 2009 series championship. ESR has proven to be a top team for developing young talent for NASCAR competition. Drivers like Justin Lofton, Michael McDowell, Scott Speed and Nelson Piquet Jr. have all piloted ESR entries in the ARCA Racing Series and have found success in the form of championships, rookie of the year titles and race wins.
The Lucas Oil 200 presented by MAVTV American Real will air live on SPEED. Tune in at 4:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, February 16, for all the action live from Daytona International Speedway.
About Eddie Sharp Racing:
Eddie Sharp Racing (ESR) (TeamESR.com) is a championship winning racing team housed in a 45,000 square-foot facility in Denver, N.C. After getting its start in the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Racing Series, ESR has accumulated upwards of 20 race wins, the 2009 ARCA Racing Series Championship, and countless top-five and top-10 finishes. By 2010, ESR began to make the transition into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) with a partial schedule before racing in the series full-time in 2011. In 2012, the team expanded to be a multi-truck team and secured its first victory in just the team’s 36th NCWTS race. Additionally, ESR continues to build its driver development program fielding various drivers in the ARCA Racing Series, the United Auto Racing Association (UARA) STARS Series and other late model events across the southeast.
Source: Eddie Sharp Racing Press Release
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