Bobby Dale Earnhardt Announces ARCA Truck Plans

(CHARLESTON, W.V. - January 16, 2013) - Bobby Dale Earnhardt, grandson of legendary NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt Sr., announced plans recently to race full-time in the ARCA Truck Series in 2013.

Earnhardt will compete in Chevrolets with Wilson Motorsports of Tyler County, West Va. He moved from his home in North Carolina to West Virginia in March 2012, and teamed up with Wilson Motorsports, practicing and driving late models. He has a three-year plan in which he hopes to make it to NASCAR.

"I would like to thank my West Virgina sponsors, All-N-One Pawn, Drive in Barbershop, and Wilson Motorsports, and thanks to my pawpaw Dale, who taught me that it takes dedication, determination and hard work to get to the winner's circle on the track and in life," Bobby said.

Bobby, 25, is the son of ARCA/NASCAR veteran driver Kerry Earnhardt. Kerry made 11 career ARCA Racing Series starts in 2000 and 2001 with impressive results, including four wins at Pocono, Michigan, Charlotte and Atlanta. He earned seven top-five finishes and eight top-10s overall and led 286 laps in six races.

The ARCA Truck Series will wrap up its 2012 season with its annual series banquet this Saturday (January 19) at the Grand Plaza Hotel in Toledo, Ohio. Levi Mansfield of Oakwood, Ohio, will officially be crowned the 2012 series champion.

The ARCA Truck Series competed in its first full season in 1999 and is known for its versatility in short track racing. The series has competed on everything from short tracks, dirt tracks, road courses and 1-mile asphalt tracks. The ARCA Truck Series is operated by Phoenix Management Group LLC.