BK Racing's newest driver, Cole Whitt, will drive the No.26 Scorpyd Crossbows Toyota Camry as he competes for Sunoco Rookie of the Year in his debut race under the BK Racing flag.
Scorpyd Crossbows and Reverse Draw Technology are both creations of Crossbow innovator Jim Kempf and feature product lines such as the Velocity, the Ventilator, the VTEC, and the ORION.
The Scorpyd Crossbows announcement comes on the heels of Anthony Marlowe's No. 26 Toyota team joining BK Racing as a third entry. Marlowe's operation was merged with BK Racing earlier this week, following the shutdown of Swan Racing. Cole Whitt will remain behind the wheel of the No. 26, with crew chief Randy Cox making the calls from atop the box.
"I acquired the No. 26 NASCAR Sprint Cup team and merged my ownership with BK Racing," said Anthony Marlowe. "I look forward to being part of Ron Devine's amazing ownership group and vision. Cole Whitt will continue behind the wheel of the No. 26 and is off to the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway this weekend along with our new teammates, Alex Bowman and Ryan Truex."
"This is truly an exciting day for BK Racing," said team owner Ron Devine. "I am thrilled to continue growing our organization into a top contending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team. Cole is a very talented driver and Randy as his crew chief make a great combination and I'm excited to have them both in our stable."
"We are extremely excited to be a sponsor in NASCAR and partner with BK Racing for select races in 2014," said Scorpyd Crossbows President and CEO Jim Kempf. "I have been a big fan of NASCAR ever since I was a kid, this is a dream come true, and Scorpyd Crossbows has a lot in common with the BK Racing team. Scorpyd Crossbows makes the world's fastest, highest performance crossbows, and we look forward to aligning ourselves with crossbow hunter and NASCAR driver Cole Whitt."
"I'm really excited to get on the track for BK Racing,” said Whitt. “It was a lot of work this past week with the team swap, but I'm so thankful for the opportunity that Anthony and Ron have given me. Being an avid outdoorsman, it's really cool to represent a brand like Scorpyd. I can't wait to hit the track this weekend in Richmond."