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WELCOME, N.C. -- Hunt Brothers Pizza, the nation's largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry, will sponsor two of Richard Childress Racing's NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) teams, as well as the No. 29 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team with Kevin Harvick through a multi-year partnership agreement beginning in 2012.
Hunt Brothers will be the primary sponsor for three NNS races on the No. 33 Chevrolet Impala when Harvick is the driver: May 26 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.; June 29 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky.; and Aug. 24 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn.
The No. 2 Chevrolet Impala, with driver Elliott Sadler, will carry the Hunt Brothers Pizza primary sponsor paint scheme for the July 22 NNS event at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. In addition, the Nashville, Tenn.-based company will be an associate sponsor throughout the NNS season for the No. 2 and the No. 33 Chevrolet teams.
Hunt Brothers Pizza will also continue its season-long associate sponsorship of Harvick and the No. 29 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team, beginning with the Daytona 500 in February.
"We're so excited to partner with one of the most legendary racing organizations in NASCAR for the 2012 and 2013 Nationwide Series," said Scott Hunt, CEO of Hunt Brothers Pizza. "We've had an outstanding relationship with Richard Childress Racing this past year in the Sprint Cup Series and are ready to celebrate some more big wins together next year."
The 2012 season marks Hunt Brothers' fifth year as a NASCAR sponsor. The company was a major associate partner of Kevin Harvick Inc. in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2011, winning a combined 13 races between the three series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Owners Championship.
Hunt Brothers Pizza has more than 6,000 locations in 28 states. The family-owned company provides all of the food products, marketing programs, equipment and training for convenience stores to operate their own turnkey pizza program.