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Press release: Baker Curb Racing signs Alex Kennedy for 2 races

Baker Curb Racing

NASHVILLE, Tenn., (October 28, 2010) - Baker Curb Racing announced today that they have signed 18-year old Alex Kennedy to a two-race deal. Kennedy will drive the team's No. 27 in the O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6th and the Wypall 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 13th.

Kennedy made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at Road America in June. He had a top-15 run going before getting caught up in a couple late accidents and had to settle for a 28th-place finish. He has made four Nationwide Series starts this season, registering a career-best 16th-place finish in the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International. The New Mexico native has also made two starts in the ARCA Racing Series this season, including a 19th-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway. Kennedy finished 11th in the Sunoco 150 at Dover International Raceway in his lone K&N Pro Series East start.

"I am really looking forward to this opportunity with Baker Curb Racing; I can't wait to get on the track in Texas," said Kennedy. "I learned a lot about this series in my first four starts this season, and I'm looking forward to continuing to grow as a driver with more seat time. It's a great confidence booster for a young driver to be able to run side-by-side with some of the greatest drivers in the world."

"When you watch Alex on and off the track, it is hard to believe that he is just 18-years old," said Baker Curb Racing president Matt Crews. "He ran competitively in every series on his path to the Nationwide Series and has opened some eyes in just four starts here. We look forward to seeing him continuing to progress over the next two races."

In 2009, Kennedy finished 10th in points in his first full-season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Series collecting one Top 5 and three Top 10's in eleven starts. Since beginning his racing career at the age of five, he has collected numerous local, state, regional and national championships, including the 2009 Road Course World Finals in the Pro Legends Division at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the 2005 World Road Course Young Lions championship for Legends Cars and the 2004 Silver State Cup Bandolero championship at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.