(KERNERSVILLE, NC)— Bad Boy Buggies, a leader in 4x4 electric vehicles and utility vehicles for hunting and outdoor recreation, announced today that it will sponsor both NASCAR Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series teams at Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI). The Bad Boy Buggies brand will be proudly carried by all-star drivers Elliott Sadler and Clint Bowyer, both NASCAR veterans with multiple wins across all three of NASCAR’s premier national racing series. The pair will tag team to drive Bad Boy Buggies-branded vehicles in both the Nationwide and Truck Series for five race events throughout 2011.
“We are excited to grow our partnership with KHI, Elliott Sadler and Clint Bowyer, and take advantage of this unique opportunity to promote Bad Boy Buggies,” said Michael Parkhurst, Vice President of Sales for Bad Boy Buggies. “The KHI cars and trucks have been very successful on the track, and I know that this season they will continue to find success and take the Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolets to victory lane.”
Team co-owner Kevin Harvick echoed Parkhurst’s sentiments.
“We’re very happy to partner with Bad Boy Buggies to promote its popular and proven line of outdoor vehicles,” Harvick said. “KHI is pleased to increase Bad Boy Buggies’ exposure among NASCAR fans, many of whom are also avid outdoors people who can use and appreciate the vehicles in their outdoor lifestyles.”
About Bad Boy Buggies
Bad Boy Buggies is a leader in utility vehicles for hunting and outdoor lifestyles. Bad Boy Buggies pioneered the category of electrically powered 4x4 vehicles, ideal for hunting and outdoor recreation due to their silent, odorless operation and environmentally friendly, emissions-free drivetrains. Today, the Bad Boy Buggies product line ranges from four-wheel-drive electric hunting machines such as the XTO, a fully electric, 4WD vehicle with seating for four, to the Work Series of diesel, gas- and electric-powered utility vehicles, including the Bad Boy Buggies XD, a versatile 4WD, diesel-powered utility vehicle with a total capacity of 1,600 pounds.
Textron acquired the Bad Boy Buggies brand and product line in 2010.
Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron in known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at www.textron.com.
About Kevin Harvick Inc.
Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) enters 2011 celebrating 10 years of NASCAR racing. From the start, co-owners Kevin and DeLana Harvick set a goal to become leaders within the industry. With two Truck Series championships to their credit, the organization has built a reputation of integrity and competitiveness within the NASCAR community. KHI is housed in an over 80,000 sq. ft. facility located in Kernersville, N.C. This season, the organization will field three full-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams and two full-time NASCAR Nationwide Series teams, competing for the drivers and owners championships in each series. With a roster comprised of both up-and-coming and veteran championship-caliber drivers, KHI continues to establish itself as one of the top teams in NASCAR competition. For more information about KHI and its teams, please visit www.KevinHarvickInc.com.