Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Fuel Doctor Jumps To Turn One Racing; Earnhardt Likely Out At RWR

Fuel Doctor USA announced today that the company will back Turn One Racing’s #60 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entry driven by rookie Cole Whitt.

Fuel Doctor will serve as an associate sponsor on Whitt’s #60 Red Bull machine in the next eight Truck Series races, beginning with the Bully Hill Vineyards 200 at Nashville Superspeedway on April 22. Fuel Doctor will assume major sponsor status beginning with the July 29 event at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, with Red Bull serving as associate sponsor. Whitt is currently tied for third in the 2011 championship standings, and is the series’ top rookie with a pole and three Top-8 finishes in the last four races.

Fuel Doctor’s signing with Turn One Motorsports signals an end to the company's relationship with Rick Ware Racing, where they had backed third generation driver Jeffrey Earnhardt to 14th place in championship points. Earnhardt stood 10th a week ago, before a hard crash at Martinsville dropped him 54 points off the series lead held by Johnny Sauter.

A spokesperson for Rick Ware Racing confirmed that Fuel Doctor is no longer a sponsor of the team, and that RWR is searching for a new backer. She said Earnhardt is unlikely to be back in the truck when the series resumes in two weeks in Nashville, and that Ware is also seeking a new driver.

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