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Front Row Motorsports to Field 3 Teams in 2010; Wood Brothers to Run 12-Race Schedule Again

CONCORD, N.C. – Front Row Motorsports announced during Tuesday’s (Jan. 19) portion of the Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway that the organization will field three full-time entries in the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.

Travis Kvapil, who competed for Yates Racing before sponsorship woes forced him out of a ride early in 2009, will return to full-time competition in the No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford.

Joining Kvapil as a full-time teammate will be series newcomer Kevin Conway, who made 12 Nationwide and one Camping World Truck series start last season.

Conway will compete in a No. 37 entry sponsored by Extenze male enhancement while Kvapil will be sponsored by Long John Silver’s.

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R3 Motorsports Nationwide driver Robert Richardson Jr. and David Gilliland will share time in a No. 38 Front Row car, with Gilliland running the vast majority of the races.

John Andretti, who competed for Front Row last season, could also see time in the No. 38, which will be sponsored by Mahindra Tractors when Richardson is in the seat and by Taco Bell for most of the remaining races.

The organization, which has switched from Chevrolet to Ford, will get motors from Roush-Yates Engines.

In other news

  • Wood Brothers Racing announced Tuesday that the organization will once again run a part-time Sprint Cup schedule with driver Bill Elliott. Elliott, the 1988 Cup champion, will enter the same 12 events as 2008 when the team cut back to a partial schedule. Elliott’s No. 21 Ford will have primary sponsorship from Motorcraft and Quick Lane Tire and Auto Centers in all 12 events.
  • Roush Fenway Racing announced that it has secured full sponsorship for all four of its Sprint Cup entries, including the No. 17 Ford of Matt Kenseth. Dewalt, Kenseth’s sponsor since his rookie season of 2000, was replaced by Crown Royal for half the season but the team had been searching for sponsorship for the remaining 18 races. Team officials said the second sponsor will be revealed at a later time.

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