I am really excited about this year. My crew chief Dan (Bormann) put together a great team. We basically rebuilt everything; from the trucks, the guys on the team, to our pit crew
Daytona Beach, Florida (PRWEB) February 21, 2012
Justin Lofton and the No. 6 College Complete (http://www.collegecomplete.com) Eddie Sharp Racing (ESR) team are excited about the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season. After reuniting last June, Lofton and the ESR laid the groundwork for a strong 2012 charge. Beginning with their manufacturer change in September, to adding new personnel over the off season, the No. 6 College Complete team is ready to make a statement out of the gate this week in Daytona that they are a force to be reckoned with for the championship.
"I am really excited about this year. My crew chief Dan (Bormann) put together a great team. We basically rebuilt everything; from the trucks, the guys on the team, to our pit crew," Lofton said. "This is going to be a fun year. We have good group with a lot of experience. With the support from Chevrolet and Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines, we have everything we need to run up front."
To pass his time during the NCWTS off season the last few months, Lofton maintained a busy schedule, hosting his second annual Justin Lofton Charity Golf Tournament, and racing in the desert. For the second straight year, Lofton raised more than $40,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Imperial Valley in his native California. He also ran two off-road events in the Best in the Desert (BITD) Racing Association in a class 1500 unlimited buggy. In December, Lofton earned the Henderson 250 win after dominating the class with over a 13-minute lead at the finish.
This weekend within truck competition, Lofton will race chassis 55. The truck was last raced last October at Talladega Superspeedway, and started on the outside pole. When he takes the green flag this Friday for the NextEra Energy Resources 250, Lofton will be making his third career truck start at the famed 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway. In his previous two starts, He has a best starting spot of 17th, and a best finish in 18th. In 2009, Lofton started on the pole for the ARCA Racing Series event and finished an impressive third.
Lofton, crew chief Dan Bormann, and the rest of the No. 6 College Complete Chevrolet team will turn their first laps of the 2012 Truck Series season during practice on Thursday, February 23rd at 12:10 PM eastern time.
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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.