E-Z-GO Teams with Kevin Harvick Inc. to Sponsor No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

July 06, 2010

Four-Time Series Champion Ron Hornaday to Drive E-Z-GO-Sponsored Truck in Seven Events

AUGUSTA, Ga., Jul 06, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- E-Z-GO(R), a Textron (NYSE:TXT) Company, announces that it will sponsor the No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado driven by veteran NASCAR driver Ron Hornaday and owned by Kevin Harvick Inc., in seven NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races through the remainder of the 2010 season.

 

The Silverado will promote E-Z-GO's first street-legal vehicle, the E-Z-GO 2Five(TM), now available at select dealerships across the country. The 2Five has a top speed of up to 25 mph and can be titled and operated by licensed drivers on most public roads with posted speed limits of 35 mph or less.

"We are excited to grow our partnership with Kevin Harvick Inc. and Ron Hornaday, and take advantage of this unique opportunity to promote the 2Five," said Kevin Holleran, president of E-Z-GO. "The KHI trucks have been very successful on the track with E-Z-GO, and I know that Ron Hornaday will continue that success and take the No. 33 E-Z-GO 2Five Chevrolet Silverado to Victory Lane."

Hornaday is a Truck Series veteran and the only four-time series champion. To date, Hornaday has collected 45 Truck Series victories, more than any other driver in the series. He has a total of 25 poles, 127 top-five and 184 top-10 finishes.

"I'm really excited to have E-Z-GO join the No. 33 Truck Series team," Hornaday said. "E-Z-GO's schedule of races hit several good tracks for me. Phoenix is one of my favorite places on the current Truck Series schedule. It is the closest track to my hometown of Palmdale, California. I have always had good success there and I'm looking forward to taking KHI and E-Z-GO back to Victory Lane."

Team co-owner Kevin Harvick echoed Hornaday's sentiments.

"We're very happy to team E-Z-GO and Ron Hornaday for seven races throughout this season," Harvick said. "Atlanta Motor Speedway was an awesome experience for me, winning my first Truck Series event there with E-Z-GO as the sponsor of our No. 2 truck and the race. I know that Ron will do a great job. I'm very happy with the E-Z-GO vehicle that I won during that race and I believe that the added exposure E-Z-GO will get from their association with the No. 33 Truck Series team will only lead to more fans riding their E-Z-GO vehicles around the camp grounds."

To follow Ron Hornaday's successes on the track, visit http://www.ronhornaday.com. To learn more about Kevin Harvick Inc., visit http://www.kevinharvickinc.com.

To learn more about the E-Z-GO 2Five or locate your nearest E-Z-GO 2Five authorized dealer, please visit http://www.ezgo.com/2five. To learn more about the complete line of E-Z-GO light-transportation vehicles, please visit http://www.ezgo.com. To follow E-Z-GO news, events and announcements on Facebook, please visit http://www.facebook.com/4ezgo.

About E-Z-GO

E-Z-GO, a Textron Inc. company, is a leading manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles. Products sold under the E-Z-GO brand include RXV(R) and TXT(R) fleet golf cars, Freedom(R) RXV and Freedom TXT personal golf cars, ST personal utility vehicles, Shuttle personnel carriers, and MPT turf-maintenance vehicles. E-Z-GO also produces the Cushman(R) line of heavy-duty material carriers.

E-Z-GO is the preferred golf car fleet provider for many of the world's most revered golf courses, clubs and resorts. E-Z-GO is also the golf car of choice of nine of the nation's ten largest course-management companies. E-Z-GO boasts the largest sales and service network in the industry, with more factory branch locations and independent distributors than any other manufacturer of golf cars and utility vehicles.

Founded in 1954 in Augusta, Ga., E-Z-GO became part of Textron Inc. in 1960.

About Textron Inc.

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron in known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at http://www.textron.com.

About Kevin Harvick Inc.

Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI), established in 2001 by Kevin and DeLana Harvick, is an 80,000 sq. ft. facility located in Kernersville, N.C. Home of the 2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship team, KHI enters 2010 in its seventh full year of competition with two full-time Truck Series teams and one full-time Nationwide Series team. Four-time Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday returns to the helm of the No. 33 Truck team looking for his fifth title and third championship for KHI (2009 and 2007), while Sprint Cup series stars Kevin Harvick and Elliott Sadler guide the No. 2 Truck team. Two-time NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Harvick will again shine as the lead driver of the No. 33 Nationwide Series team as he continues to make his mark in motorsports and establish KHI as one of the top teams in NASCAR competition. For more information about KHI and its teams, please visit http://www.KevinHarvickInc.com.

Special note to Editors: The correct spelling of 'E-Z-GO' is with all capital letters and two hyphens.

SOURCE: Textron

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