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Report: Bud To RCR, Harvick Close To A Done Deal
Posted By Michael J Smith On August 7, 2010 @ 3:29 pm In Cup | 1 Comment
In Marty Smith’s Door 2 Door column on ESPN.com , he answered a question about Kevin Harvick’s sponsorship for the 2011 Sprint Cup Series season.
Sources tell me Harvick will have a split sponsorship on the No. 29 in 2011, and Budweiser will be on the car in the majority of points races, as well as the two exhibition events. There are still some hurdles to jump to get the Bud deal done.
Of course, Richard Childress Racing has had no comment, and obviously won’t comment until a deal is official. But, an announcement is expected soon.
Harvick is losing his Shell Pennzoil  sponsorship to Kurt Busch next season.
This rumor has been reported several times before, by ESPN , Frontstretch  and AutoRacing1  (subscription required). It has also been reported that Budweiser spoke to Hendrick Motorsports  about sponsoring one of its drivers.
Update: SceneDaily  is reporting that sources said that officials from Anheuser Busch and Richard Childress Racing are near a deal that would put Budweiser on the No. 29 car for the 2011 season, with an announcement coming as early as next week.
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 ESPN.com: http://sports.espn.go.com/rpm/nascar/cup/columns/story?columnist=smith_marty&page=DoorToDoor&campaign=link&source=JAYSKI
 losing his Shell Pennzoil: http://lead-lap.mikejsmith.net/2010/04/21/shell-to-sponsor-penske-busch/
 ESPN: http://lead-lap.com/2010/04/21/source-budweiser-had-talks-with-rcr/
 Frontstretch: http://lead-lap.com/2010/07/27/budweiser-to-richard-childress-racing-harvick/
 AutoRacing1: http://lead-lap.com/2010/06/04/rumor-budweiser-to-richard-childress-racing-harvick/
 spoke to Hendrick Motorsports: http://lead-lap.com/2010/04/26/hms-budweiser-spoke-about-sponsorship/
 SceneDaily: http://www.scenedaily.com/news/articles/sprintcupseries/Budweiser_headed_to_Richard_Childress_Racing_Kevin_Harvick_in_2011.html
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