Kevin Harvick Inc. Announces New Partnership with Copart


Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) announced today a new partnership with Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT), an online vehicle remarketing company that sells more than 1 million cars per year. Copart will serve as primary sponsor of KHI’s No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado driven by three-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday for five of the 25 race events in 2009. 

“During these tough economic times we are proud to be able to foster new relationships and expose new businesses to the power of the NASCAR market,” said Kevin Harvick, KHI co-owner. 

Vehicle buyers all over the world have flocked to over the years because of Copart’s extensive inventory. Buyers can choose from classic, early, and late model domestic and imports, trucks and SUVs, motorcycles, boats, snow mobiles, jet skis and recreational vehicles. Copart sells more than 1 million cars each year and has been named to Forbes Top 200 Small Companies list nine years in a row. 

“We believe this new partnership with KHI is the perfect opportunity for us to show NASCAR fans and car enthusiast what professional buyers have known for years – that Copart is the best place to find cars,” said Copart President Jay Adair. “Copart and the No. 33 team are a natural fit because just like Copart is a proven front runner in the auto remarketing world, the KHI team and driver Ron Hornaday are proven front runners in the racing world.”

“The No. 33 team is proving to be as strong as ever this season,” said three-time Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday. “It is new partners like Copart that makes our job at the track that much easier, and we are looking forward to taking them to victory lane.”

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.

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 and Cale Gale. The 2009 season marks KHI’s sixth year of full-time competition in NASCAR’s elite divisions.

Ron Hornaday No. 33 Copart Racing Chevrolet Silverado
April 25                             Kansas
June 19                             Milwaukee        
September 19                     New Hampshire
September 26                     Las Vegas
October 31                         Talladega

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