Ward Burton to drive for Brewco, Kleenex® Racing
Brewco Motorsports Inc. today announced that 2002 Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton will drive the No. 27 Kleenex® Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Busch Series in 2007. Burton will drive 20 races for Brewco and Kleenex® Racing, beginning with the Daytona 300 on February 17, 2007 at Daytona International Speedway.
“I’m excited to be working with Brewco, team owner Clarence Brewer Jr., and crew chief Stewart Cooper,” Burton said, “as well as a great long-running sponsor like Kimberly-Clark. I’m also excited to be back in the Busch Series, especially with a stand-alone Busch Series team. I know Clarence is giving us the resources we need to have competitive cars each and every week.”
“We’re thrilled to have a veteran like Ward in the No. 27 Kleenex® Ford in 2007,” said Crew Chief Stewart Cooper. “We got a bit off track in 2006 and didn’t get the results we know we’re capable of. The whole Brewco team has worked extra hard this off-season to get our cars ready for 2007 and with the commitment of our guys, the support of Kimberly-Clark, and Ward’s experience and track record, we know we have the tools to win.”
“Kimberly-Clark, with its KLEENEX®, VIVA®, and SCOTT® brands, is the longest-standing, continuous primary sponsor in the NASCAR Busch Series,” said Stephen Abdo, Director of Motorsports for Kimberly-Clark. “We are looking forward to extending our Busch Series sponsorship activity and we’re ready for an exciting and successful 2007 with Ward Burton and Brewco Motorsports.”
Burton’s Busch Series career spans nine years and 145 races. Along the way he racked up four wins, with 23 top-five and 49 top-10 finishes. Burton won the Daytona 500 in Nextel Cup competition in 2002.
The driver of the remaining 2007 races in the No. 27 Kleenex® Ford will be named in the coming weeks.