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Liberty Racing was an American auto racing team co-owned by former Cleveland Cavaliers player Brad Daugherty.[1] The team ran a single Ford in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series between 1997 and 1999. Notable drivers included Kevin Harvick and Kenny Irwin Jr..

Liberty Auto Group, Inc.
Owner(s)Brad Daugherty[1]
Jim Harrick[2]
SeriesCraftsman Truck Series
Race driversKenny Irwin, Jr. (1997)
Wayne Anderson (1998)
Kevin Harvick (1999)
SponsorsRaybestos,[3] KFC[2] (1997)
Porter-Cable (1999)
ManufacturerFord
Opened1997
Closed1999
Career
Race victories2 (1997 Homestead-Miami Speedway; 1997 Texas Motor Speedway)

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HistoryEdit

1997Edit

Irwin had 2 wins at Homestead-Miami Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway, seven top-5s, and 10 top-10 finishes in 1997, on his way to a 10th-place finish in the final point standings. He also won Rookie of the Year honors that season. The manager in 1997 was Tim Stevens and the mechanic was Dave Carriere.[3]

1998Edit

Wayne Anderson drove the No. 84 car in the 1998 season with Troy Selberg as crew chief.

1999Edit

Kevin Harvick drove the No. 98 car in the 1999 season with Roland Wlodyka as crew chief. Harvick got six top-five finishes.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Brad Daugherty". JTG Daugherty Racing. Archived from the original on 2011-08-19. Retrieved 2011-05-27.
  2. ^ a b "KFC First Company to Sponsor 3 NASCAR teams". KFC. 1997-07-15. Retrieved 2011-05-27.
  3. ^ a b "Kenny, you are not forgotten". Dave Rodman - NASCAR.com. 2001-07-16. Retrieved 2011-05-27.