DENVER, N.C. – Sharp-Gallaher Racing announced today that industry veteran Gere Kennon has been named as director of competition.
“I’m very excited to be a part of Sharp-Gallaher Racing,” said Kennon. “Big things are happening here. I helped build Innovative Motorsports from the ground up, overseeing everything from the building construction to the competition side, and Eddie (Sharp Jr., team co-owner) has brought me in to do the same at SGR with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, ARCA racing and Late Model teams.”
Kennon brings a solid resume of experience to the championship-winning organization. In addition to his tenure at Innovative Motorsports where he served as director of competition and crew chief for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series programs, he also led Sam Ard to back-to-back NASCAR Nationwide Series championship titles (1982 and 1983) and acted as General Manager of Richard Childress Racing’s NCWTS program in 2012.
In his 30-year career, the Memphis, Tenn., native has served as a crew chief in all three NASCAR series, and worked with such legends as Mark Martin, Brett Bodine, Rick Mast, Ron Hornaday Jr. and Sterling Marlin.
“We are thrilled to have Gere here at Sharp-Gallaher Racing,” said team co-owner Eddie Sharp. “Gere has worked with some of the greats in this sport and brings with him a wealth of knowledge. I am confident he will take this team to the next level of competition in the Camping World Truck Series.”