CONCORD, N.C. – Max Gresham has re-signed with Eddie Sharp Racing (ESR) to drive the No.8 Made In USA Brand (MIUSA) Chevrolet Silverado for the 2013 season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS).
The 19-year-old driver from Griffin, Ga. made five selected starts with Eddie Sharp Racing in 2012 and the successful relationship resulted in race-by-race progress, including an 11th-place finish at the Martinsville Speedway in October and a 12th-place effort at the Texas Motor Speedway.
It was this progress that led Eddie Sharp, Gresham, and the Made In USA Brand to continue their growing relationship next season.
“We started something good at Eddie Sharp Racing this year,” Gresham said. “It was clear we needed to continue the relationship we started in August. We’re happy to be with Eddie Sharp Racing again. The team is a proven winner, and they always deliver a great race truck.”
Gresham said he plans to compete in all 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races next year with Eddie Sharp Racing, including a series-first visit to Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway, a half-mile dirt track in Rossburg, Ohio, as well as the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park road course near Toronto, Canada.
“We’re pleased to have Max Gresham returning next year,” team owner Eddie Sharp said. “I was impressed with how much he evolved as a driver in just five races. It’s our plan to continue that process.
“We will give him the resources necessary to be successful. It was really important to bring him back next year.”
Chris Showalter will return as Gresham’s crew chief. The team plans to open the season with the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at the Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 22.
“This is a great opportunity,” Showalter said. “Eddie Sharp gave us all the tools we needed. It’s an honor that Max has this much faith and confidence in this team.”