Daytona Truck Winner King Lands New Ride

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John King Jr., the defending winner of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series opener at Daytona Int'l Speedway, will drive the No. 33 Eddie Sharp Racing Chevrolet in the opener at Daytona this year. (NASCAR Photo)
John King Jr., the defending winner of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series opener at Daytona Int’l Speedway, will drive the No. 33 Eddie Sharp Racing Chevrolet in the opener at Daytona this year. (NASCAR Photo)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Defending Daytona NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event winner John King Jr. will join Eddie Sharp Racing (ESR) for Friday’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 driving the No. 33 ESR Chevrolet Silverado.

King, the 2012 Daytona Int’l Speedway race winner, has joined forces with ESR’s No. 33 team, which also won the 2012 NCWTS event in the season finale at Homestead, Florida with driver Cale Gale.

“I am very excited to join Eddie Sharp Racing, they have great equipment and more importantly a great team, which I believe are the keys to success in this sport. We really wanted to defend my Daytona win from last year, so I am very excited to have the opportunity to drive such a great truck – I can’t wait to get to Daytona,” said King.

“We are thrilled to welcome John King Jr. to our stable of drivers. He is a proven winner in this series and I am confident he will continue his success with the resources we have at Eddie Sharp Racing,” team owner Eddie Sharp said.

King is scheduled to run Daytona with support from the Eastern Coal Council, and possibly more if additional sponsorship comes together.

“We’re working hard on it, so we’ll see what happens beyond Daytona; nonetheless, I’m hopeful we can put it together to run all season with ESR.” said King.