DENVER, NC (September 4, 2012) – Eddie Sharp Racing (ESR) development driver Brandon Jones’ NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut was cancelled this afternoon as rain suspended track activity at Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway. After posting speeds inside the top 20 during both practice sessions, Jones and his No. 33 ESR team were ready to race. A short rain storm washed out qualifying. Following an attempt to dry the track, a heavier rain storm cancelled the remainder of the evening.
Jones will attempt to make his NASCAR K&N Pro Series debut on October 27 when the series returns to Greenville Pickens Speedway to make up the rain-cancelled event.
“I’m disappointed that we didn’t get to race tonight, but at the same time, it’s probably better for us,” commented Jones. “With qualifying rained out, the field was going to line up by points, which would have placed us at the back of the pack. Now that everything was postponed, we’ll be able to qualify before we go racing in October. I was really happy with my ESR Chevrolet during our test session and today’s practices-I’m definitely looking forward to coming back here next month to make my K&N Series debut.”
Eddie Sharp Racing (TeamESR.com) (ESR) is a championship winning race team housed in a 40,000 square-foot facility in Denver, N.C. After just four short years of competition within the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Racing Series, the team impressively accumulated upwards of 20 race wins. The 2009 season was a pivotal year for ESR, as they dominated the series with six race wins, 15 top-fives and 19 top-10s en route to the series championship with driver Justin Lofton. In 2010, ESR made the transition to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. In 2011, Sharp and Lofton were reunited within truck competition. In 2012, ESR expands to house multiple truck teams with Lofton returning to the No. 6 CollegeComplete.com Silverado, and Cale Gale joining the team behind the wheel of the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet Silverado.