Caleb Armstrong Joins Eddie Sharp Racing For Lucas Oil 200

DENVER, N.C. (February 5, 2013) – USAC Midget standout, Caleb Armstrong, 20, will join Eddie Sharp Racing (ESR) for the Automobile Racing Club
of America (ARCA) Racing Series’ season opener at Daytona (Fla.) International
Speedway on Saturday, February 16, 2013. The race will mark Armstrong’s first start
at the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway, and just his second-career ARCA
Racing Series event. Despite being new to the superspeedway, Armstrong posted the
fastest lap-averaging 184.192 mph-during the three-day test session at the track
last month.

“I am very excited to join Eddie Sharp Racing,” stated Armstrong. “They are a top-level
team with a winning track record in both ARCA and the Truck Series, so it’s a great
place for me to be for the next step in my career.”

Armstrong raced through the midget and sprint car ranks en route to his stock car
career. Winning his first championship at the age of six, the New Castle, Ind.
Native has won countless races and championships in the USAC Kenyon Midgets, Micro
Sprints and national USAC Midget races. Armstrong made his ARCA Racing Series debut
in the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic at Salem (Ind.) Speedway in September
2012 where he finished 15th.

“We’re very excited to have a driver of Caleb’s talent join our team at Daytona
International Speedway,” commented team owner Eddie Sharp. “For only being 20 years
old, he has a very impressive resume and clearly a lot of talent behind the wheel.
He showed a lot of speed during the ARCA [Racing Series] test in Daytona last month,
and we’re excited to have him in one of our cars for the season opener.”

A proven contender in the ARCA Racing Series, Sharp joined forces with driver Justin
Lofton to win the 2009 series championship. ESR has proven to be a top team for
developing young talent for NASCAR competition. Drivers like Justin Lofton, Michael
McDowell, Scott Speed and Nelson Piquet Jr. have all piloted ESR entries in the
ARCA Racing Series and have found success in the form of championships, rookie of
the year titles and race wins.

The Lucas Oil 200 presented by MAVTV American Real will air live on SPEED. Tune
in at 4:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, February 16, for all the action live from Daytona
International Speedway.

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