MOORESVILLE, N.C. (April 23, 2012)- Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today that All Metal Fabricators (AMF) – an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of fabricated weldments, sheet metal assemblies, specialized machinery, close tolerance assemblies, power conveyors, and general fabrications – will be the primary sponsor of Kyle Busch’s No. 51 Camry for the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway. The Delaware-based company will also serve as an associate sponsor of KBM’s No. 54 Nationwide Series Camry and No. 18 Camping World Truck Series Tundra in their respective races at Dover (Del.) International Speedway in June.
Busch, a two-time winner of Hamlin’s charity race, is one of seven current NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers scheduled to participate in the fifth annual event. The 100-lap race, which will be broadcast live on SPEED this Thursday, April 26 at 8:30 p.m. ET., is being held to raise awareness and funding for the specific needs of individuals afflicted with Cystic Fibrosis as well as other programs that support chronically ill children and underprivileged youth.
“We’re excited to welcome AMF as a new sponsor at KBM and look forward to building a great partnership with them,” Busch said. “Any time I can get behind the wheel of a late model, I’m going to jump at the chance — especially when it’s for a great cause like Denny’s event is. We had the race won again last year, but I decided to be a nice guest and let the host finally win one. This year, I plan to get our partnership with AMF off to a solid start by capturing my third Showdown win.”
“Sponsoring Kyle in the upcoming charity race is the perfect opportunity for us to get our feet wet in the sport and experience firsthand the benefits of being associated with a top-level NASCAR driver,” AMF Vice President Gerry Norris said. “Our partnership with Kyle Busch Motorsports will allow us to elevate the status of our brand in our core market while promoting our revamped website, goamf.com, on a national platform.”
Eric Phillips, crew chief of KBM’s No. 18 Tundra in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, will be atop the pit box calling the shots for Busch during the Short Track Showdown. The duo, who will be working together for the first time in 2012, collected 14 Truck Series victories in 32 starts during the 2010 and 2011 seasons.
The KBM Super Late Model team, which will be racing a chassis provided by FNO Race Cars in Thursday night’s race, is one-for-one on the young season. Busch captured his third career SpeedFest title, leading 86 of the final 100 laps en route to victory in the 2012 event, which was held at Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele, Ga.
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The team is coming off a successful 2011 season which saw its owner-driver capture wins in three of the biggest Super Late Model events of the year; the Rowdy 251 at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich., the Slinger Nationals at Slinger Super Speedway in Slinger, Wisc. and the Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, Maine.
Other notable wins for the KBM Super Late Model team since its inception in 2007 include: Wisconsin All-Star 100 at the Milwaukee Mile (Kyle Busch 2008), Red Bud 300 at Anderson Speedway (Kyle Busch 2009), Winchester 400 at Winchester Speedway (Kyle Busch 2009), Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway (Kyle Busch 2009), Rowdy 251 at Berlin Raceway (Kyle Busch 2010) and the All-American 400 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway (TJ Reaid 2010).
About All Metal Fabricators
For over 40 years, All Metal Fabricators, Inc., (AMF) has earned a reputation for quality craftsmanship in the design and manufacture of fabricated weldments, sheet metal assemblies, specialized machinery, close tolerance assemblies, power conveyors, and general fabrications. AMF has the versatility to offer complete design and build solutions that cater to almost any industry or need. In the early years AMF began designing and manufacturing material handling equipment for the pharmaceutical, food, and chemical industries, in conjunction with sheet metal parts and steel fabrications for the corrugated paper industry. Improved capabilities have lead to an increase in its customer base, which now includes the US military, nuclear, aerospace, drilling, and transportation industries. For more information, visit www.goamf.com and follow on twitter at www.twitter.com/GOAMF.
About Kyle Busch Motorsports
Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) has quickly established itself as one of the most successful teams in all of NASCAR, capturing the 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Owner’s Championship in its inaugural season and 16 Truck Series victories over its first two seasons. 2012 marks the team’s debut in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with team owner and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Kyle Busch sharing the driving duties behind the wheel of the No. 54 Monster Energy Camry with his brother Kurt, the 2004 Sprint Cup Series champion. Veteran driver Jason Leffler joins the KBM driver lineup and will be the primary pilot of the No. 18 Tundra in the Truck Series.
KBM prepares a fleet of race-winning Toyotas out of its 77,000-square-foot facility in Mooresville, N.C. Pending LEED certification, the facility’s state-of-the art equipment and innovative green initiatives make it unmatched among its peers. Fans can stay up-to-date with all the latest KBM news online at www.KyleBuschMotorsports.com, by liking the team on Facebook (KyleBuschMS) and following the team on Twitter (@KBMteam).