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Chad Boat Returns to Action in Kentucky

MOORESVILLE, N.C.  (June 24, 2014) - NASCAR Nationwide Series rookie driver Chad Boat and his Billy Boat Motorsports (BBM) team return to action this Friday night at Kentucky Speedway.  The Phoenix, Arizona native will once again pilot his No. 84 Chevrolet in the running of the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 at the 1.5-mile track in Sparta, Kentucky.

"We have taken off a few weeks here to continue to build on our inventory of cars and build this race team," said Chad Boat.  "It has been hard for me to not be at the track racing each week but these weeks off are important as we build for the future with this BBM team.  So needless to say I am very anxious to get back behind the wheel and what a great place to do so in Kentucky.  The track has a lot of character with its multiple racing grooves and of course the bumps that have developed in the track over the years.  My team and crew chief Dan Deeringhoff do a tremendous job of giving me fast cars each time we take the track and all of us are eager for a strong run this weekend in Kentucky."

Chad and the BBM team will be joined this week at Kentucky Speedway by season long sponsor Keen Parts and their CorvetteParts.net program.  Keen Parts owners Tom and TJ Keen will host an Open House and Corvette Cruise-In on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 4:00pm to 8:00 pm at their store in Cleves, Ohio.  Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend, giving opportunity for fans to enjoy Corvettes on show spanning multiple generations. Driver appearances, refreshments, door prizes, and special discounts on parts and merchandise will be available, as well as Corvettes from C1s through C7s on display.

Boat will be making his second career start at the Kentucky Speedway having finished fifth in the ARCA Racing Series event at the track last year.  Additionally, team owner Billy Boat has three starts to his credit at the track in the IndyCar Series.

"All of us at BBM are excited to get back to racing this weekend in Kentucky," added Billy Boat.  "And what a great place to do so with a tremendous facility at Kentucky Speedway which also happens to be the home track for our sponsor CorvetteParts.net."

The NASCAR Nationwide Series John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 at Kentucky Speedway will be held on Friday, June 27, 2014 and will be broadcast live at 7:30 p.m. EST on ESPN and radio stations affiliated with PRN and Sirius Channel 90.

About CorvetteParts.net:  With over 18,000 items in its inventory covering bumper to bumper, Keen Parts offers specialty, hard to find, and custom fabricated Chevrolet Corvette restoration parts for your project. Whether it is from Chevrolet Corvettes' exterior, interior, or under the hood, Keen Parts has what you need. Keen Parts, partnering with Billy Boat Exhaust, have also developed a LS Exhaust Conversion kit for midyear Corvettes, complete with optional side pipes. From bumpers and brackets to decals and fasteners bolting it all back together, Keen Parts has your Corvette covered. For more information, visit CorvetteParts.net, the Keen Parts store located at 6048 State Rte. 128, Cleves, Ohio, or call one of the Corvette experts at 1-800-757-5336.
About Billy Boat Motorsports:   With over 40 years in the motorsports industry, either behind the wheel, in the pits or behind the desk, Billy Boat has left his mark in the history books.  After setting USAC records and racing in seven Indianapolis 500 events (including winning the pole in 1998), he has now turned his attention to NASCAR team ownership.  Founded in 2001, Boat partnered with Mike Curb and Cary Agajanian to field an Indy car in the Indy Racing league from 2001 to 2003 which transitioned into fielding cars for Boat's son - Chad - finding victory lane over 125 times in cars from quarter midgets to sprint cars, and now in the NASCAR ranks.  Billy Boat Motorsports is a top-tier, championship-winning team looking to grow in the NASCAR industry.