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Press release: Key Motorsports forming second NASCAR Nationwide Series team

Key Motorsports

Key Motorsports will field a second NASCAR Nationwide team for at least five races on the 2010 series schedule, team owner Curtis Key announced today.

Continuously seeking avenues to advance the organization's competitive efforts, Key feels the addition of a second team will provide components vital to longevity in the sport.

"We are in the process of putting a second team together that we plan to run in five to seven races this season," said Curtis Key. "This is not a start-and-park team we are taking to the track. Our goal is to be competitive week in and week out."

Personnel at the Key Motorsports shop in Mooresville, N.C., have recently spent a significant amount of man hours building several new cars, including the No. 40 Chevrolet piloted to a 19th-place finish by Mike Bliss in Friday's Subway 250 at Daytona International Speedway.

"We are constantly looking at ways to strengthen our program and this is a step in that direction," continued Key. "We are focused on the future and once we have the proper personnel in place, it should be a positive overall for Key Motorsports."

More details of the addition to the Key Motorsports stable will be forthcoming.

"We are talking with potential partners and drivers for car No. 46 and hopefully will be able to release more details shortly," Key said.

Key Motorsports began as a NASCAR Busch Series team in the early 1990s. After several part-time seasons, Key Motorsports moved to the NASCAR Truck Series from 2006 until 2009, joining the NASCAR Nationwide Series full time in 2009. Key Motorsports finished 21st in 2009 Nationwide owner points and left Daytona 23rd in the 2010 standings.