KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (May 25, 2009) - Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) announced today Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT), an online vehicle remarketing company that sells more than 1 million cars per year, will expand its sponsorship with KHI to include seven races on the No. 33 Nationwide Series entry. Copart will serve as the primary sponsor in these races for three different KHI Nationwide drivers including team co-owner Kevin Harvick, 2008 Daytona 500 champion Ryan Newman, and Kelly Bires.
“Copart recently came on board the No. 33 Chevy Silverado with Ron Hornaday in the Truck Series, and now I’m able to join Ron as a representative of the Copart colors with their expanded relationship at KHI to the No. 33 Nationwide Series car,” said KHI co-owner Harvick. “To be able to help bring new business into NASCAR is what we are all about. We’ve proven at KHI that we are competitive both on and off the track by bringing great opportunities to our sponsors.”
Vehicle buyers all over the world have flocked to Copart.com over the years because of Copart’s extensive inventory. Buyers can choose from classic, early, and late model cars, trucks SUVs, motorcycles, boats, snowmobiles, jet skis and recreational vehicles. Copart has been named to Forbes Top 200 Small Companies list nine years in a row.
“We are excited to expand our relationship with KHI and get the word out to Nationwide Series fans, as well as Camping World Truck series fans, that Copart is the best place to find cars,” said Copart President Jay Adair. “NASCAR fans love cars, and we have more than 50,000 cars each day for them to choose from. Copart and KHI are a winning combination!”
No. 33 Copart Chevrolet Impala SS Schedule
Date Track Driver
May 30 Dover Kevin Harvick
June 13 Kentucky Kelly Bires
June 27 New Hampshire Kevin Harvick
August 8 Watkins Glen Kevin Harvick
September 26 Dover Ryan Newman
October 24 Memphis Kelly Bires
November 21 Homestead Ryan Newman
Copart, founded in 1982, sells more than 1 million vehicles each year online for insurance companies, banks, finance companies, fleet operators, dealers, the general public and others. Copart’s extensive inventory allows buyers to browse more than 50,000 vehicles each day.
About Kevin Harvick Inc.
Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI), established in 2001, is a 70,000 sq. ft. facility located in Kernersville, N.C. KHI houses two full-time Truck Series teams, including the 2007 series champions, the No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado driven by three-time Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday and the No. 4 KHI All-Stars Chevrolet Silverado driven by Ricky Carmichael and a variety of NASCAR Sprint Cup stars. KHI is also home to the No. 33 Chevrolet Impala competing full-time in the Nationwide Series, with drivers Kevin Harvick (a two-time Nationwide Series champion), Hornaday, 2008 Daytona 500 champion Ryan Newman, Cale Gale, and Kelly Bires. The 2009 season marks KHI’s sixth year of full-time competition in NASCAR’s elite divisions. Visit www.kevinharvickinc.com for more information.