Monday, June 15, 2009
Ken Butler III & NASCAR Nationwide Journal: Stitches Sportswear Joins KB3's Crew
Our favorite NASCAR Nationwide Series driver, Ken Butler III, was at it again this past weekend at Kentucky Speedway,in Sparta, Ky,And it would be tough for the results to have been any better.
It was a good opportunity and KB3 moved up the track in a hurry. Butler's familiarity with the course proved to be an advantage for the young driver, as he finished 17th and welcomed a new sponsor to the team.
I was so glad to be back at a track where I had success early in my career. The team had done a really great job getting everything ready for the week. We brought a new apparel sponsor to the race. I’m so excited to have Chris Howell and Stitches Sportswear on board. The way they treated my team was truly first class.
Stitches Sportswear started a few years back and have been waiting for an opportunity to jump into the NASCAR scene. Howell got more than he bargained for with the weekend as well. The pit crew needed someone to catch tires and get them back over the wall.
It was a great experience. I thought I was just coming to take in a race and grow my company. To get put to work was something I never dreamed I would get realize.
The afternoon was exciting for the team as a charity event with Hilary Duff in the afternoon. After that it was all business. Aaron’s and R3 Motorsports brought a really great car to the track this week. I just wish I could have qualified better” said Ken.After the race started The Aaron’s Dream Machine was the recipient of the Lucky Dog. The coveted prize given to the first car listed to be a lap down. This car gets to move back to the lead lap. And it made all the difference. Butler had his car all the way up to 14th position before settling in and finishing in 17th place ahead of accomplished and beloved Carl Edwards.
The finish ties the personal best for the rookie driver. I was really proud of everyone involved. We have had some sorry luck in Dover so I was really happy for the great. I felt I drove a great race. But the guys behind the scenes did an even better job. It was a really happy day for us.
KB3 will be in action this Saturday night on ESPN2 at 7:30. Tune in as this is sure to be a show.
By Matt O'Hern at 11:54 AM | Comments (0)