WELCOME, N.C. (September 26, 2011) – Realtree and Bad Boy Buggies will be the primary sponsors of Richard Childress Racing’s Ty Dillon when he makes his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in the October 1 Kentucky 225 at Kentucky Speedway.
Dillon, 19, of Lewsville, N.C., will drive the No. 21 Realtree Outfitters/Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet Silverado at the 1.5-mile tri-oval in Sparta, Ky. Realtree, based in Columbus, Ga., has maintained a relationship with RCR since 1997. Realtree is one of the longest running RCR partners, with 14 years of continuous presence on the team’s cars, and has been a sponsor of the Dillon brothers since early on in their racing careers. Bad Boy Buggies is a primary sponsor at Kevin Harvick Inc., in the NASCAR Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series.
“Having been around Richard Childress Racing the past decade and a half, I have watched Ty and Austin Dillon grow up right alongside my son Tyler, and it’s a privilege for Realtree to be involved in both of these teams’ race programs today,” said Realtree designer and president Bill Jordan. “Austin has proved to be a fierce competitor in the Truck Series, and Ty is currently burning up ARCA. Of course, Richard and I are good friends, so I get all the latest updates. Nothing would make me happier than to see the Dillons finish one/two in Kentucky.”
The two companies partnered on RCR’s No. 29 Chevrolet for the Aug. 27 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. Realtree is also an associate sponsor of RCR’s No. 29 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with Kevin Harvick as well as Austin Dillon’s No. 3 Chevrolet Silverado in the NCWTS.
“We are excited to team with Realtree to sponsor Ty as he makes his debut in the Truck Series and begins what we are sure will be a long and storied career on NASCAR’s biggest stages,” said Mike Parkhurst, vice president of sales for Bad Boy Buggies.
The youngest grandson of team owner Richard Childress currently has a season-high seven victories and the lead in the driver point standings in the 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. Dillon makes his NCWTS debut while his older brother, 21-year-old Austin Dillon, currently leads the NCWTS driver point standings with six races remaining in the 2011 season. Crew chief Scott Naset and the rest of the team that supports Ty in the ARCA Racing Series will serve the same function for the NCWTS race.
“I’m very excited to get my first start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Realtree and Bad Boy Buggies,” said Ty Dillon. “Austin (Dillon) and Joey (Coulter) were great at Kentucky earlier this season so we should have an awesome truck, too. I’m looking forward to learning everything I can this weekend and hope we can run up front.”
Realtree is the world’s leading camouflage designer, marketer, and licensor with over 1,500 licensees utilizing the Realtree camouflage brand. Thousands of outdoor and lifestyle products are available in Realtree camouflage patterns. In addition, Realtree is committed to supporting individuals and groups that work to ensure our outdoor heritage, the conservation of natural places, and the wildlife that resides there. In fact, Realtree is one of the nation’s leading contributors to conservation groups such as Ducks Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and others. Realtree promotes its products and relationships widely on television, as well as through Realtree.com and many other outlets. For more information, check out www.realtree.com <http://www.realtree.com>
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 4×4 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.
BB Buggies Inc. is an operating unit of Textron Inc.’s E-Z-GO business unit.
About Richard Childress Racing
Richard Childress Racing (www.rcrracing.com) has earned more than 200 victories and 12 NASCAR championships, including six in the Sprint Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. RCR was the first organization to win championships in the Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series. Its 2011 Sprint Cup Series lineup includes Paul Menard (No. 27 Menards Chevrolet), Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet), Jeff Burton (No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet) and Clint Bowyer (No. 33 Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet). Its Camping World Truck Series program includes 2010 Rookie of the Year Austin Dillon (No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet) and Joey Coulter, Jr. (No. 22 RCR Chevrolet). Tim George Jr. (No 31 Applebee’s/Potomac Family Dining Group Chevrolet) and Ty Dillon (No. 41 RCR Chevrolet) will compete in the 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.