Second in Points, Lofton Excited For Extra Support in Kansas

[media-credit name=”kansasspeedway.com” align=”alignright” width=”199″][/media-credit]The No. 6 College Complete Eddie Sharp Racing Team

Dan Bormann – Crew chief

Steve Dietrich – Truck chief


American Muscle

Jesse Brooks – Mechanic/suspension

Anthony Jilson – Mechanc/tire specialist

Kevin Kerr – Mechanic / gasman

Jason Taggart – Hauler driver

Matt Beaver – Engine tuner

Jon Lucas – Front tire changer

Byron Patterson – Front tire carrier

Nick Sutton – Jackman

Jeremy Fuller – Rear tire changer

Jake Brzozowski – Rear tire carrier

Second in Points, Lofton Excited For Extra Support in Kansas

HUNTERSVILLE, NC — Justin Lofton enters the SFP 250 second in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver point standings, just six points out of the top spot, after a stellar start to the 2012 season. Lofton, driver of the No. 6 College Complete (http://www.collegecomplete.com, ) Chevrolet Silverado, enters this weekend’s race at Kansas Speedway with momentum and optimism on his side. The 26-year-old racer has tallied a top-10 in each of the three races run so far, equaling his season total for all of 2011.

“I am so excited about the position we are in. It’s early, but I can’t say enough about this College Complete team,” Lofton said. “I like Kansas, and we are taking one of my favorite trucks. I’m really looking forward to this one.”

Lofton has two previous NCWTS starts at the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway, with a best finish of 13th. Last season, he logged his first competitive laps led within a NASCAR race, leading the truck field for seven laps. Additionally, Lofton started the 2009 ARCA Racing Series event at Kansas from the pole, led a dozen laps, and crossed the finish line in the second position.

This week he will be racing chassis 060 out of the Eddie Sharp Racing (ESR) stable. Last season, Lofton raced the truck at Kentucky and Las Vegas, notching a best qualifying effort of fifth and finish of 11th.

In addition to the momentum that is on the No. 6 team’s side, they will also have a few extra fans cheering them on during Saturday’s event. Lofton, crew chief Dan Bormann, and the entire College Complete team will make the trip to Kansas a little early in order to visit soldiers at Fort Riley. Following the Thursday meet and greet with the service members and their families, many of them will attend the race.

“I have been waiting since the Kansas race last year to come back,” Lofton said. “I’ve made a lot of good friends at Fort Riley. This will be my third visit, and each time I enjoy it just as much as the first. It’s a lot of fun to meet everyone and thank them for what they do for us. I’m really looking forward to it, and I plan on putting on a good show for them on Saturday.”

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2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results

*For the most up to date stats, please visit LoftonRacing.com

Date

Track

Race

Start

Finish

Laps

Status

Earnings

Laps Led

Points Position

February 24

Daytona

NextEra Energy Resources 250

15

3

109/109

Running

$36,285

0

3

March 31

Martinsville

Kroger 250

6

4

250/250

Running

$15,300

0

3

April 15

Rockingham

Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200

19

10

200/200

Running

$11,425

0

2

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About Eddie Sharp Racing: Eddie Sharp Racing (TeamESR.com) is a 40,000 square foot championship winning race team based in Denver, NC. After just four short years of competition within the ARCA Racing Series, the team impressively accumulated upwards of 20 race wins. 2009 was a pivotal year for ESR, as they dominated the series with six race wins, 15 top-fives and 19 top-10s en route to the series championship with driver Justin Lofton. In 2010, ESR made the transition to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. In 2011, owner Sharp and Lofton were reunited within truck competition. In 2012, ESR will expand to three teams, with Lofton set to return to the No. 6 CollegeComplete.com Chevrolet Silverado, Cale Gale set to join the team behind the wheel of the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet Silverado, and Mike Skinner in the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado.

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