Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kevin Harvick led owners group takes over CARS Tour
Justin P Joy
Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick, Jeff Burton, and Justin Marks have formed a consortium to take over CARS Tour, a Southern late-model racing series
CARS Tour was formed by Jack McNelly in 2014 and has been one of the most successful Asphalt track series since.
The most high-profile drivers to come out of the series are Hendrick Motorsports’ William Byron and JGR’s Ty Gibbs.
“I grew up racing Late Model Stock Cars on the West Coast. Late Model racing has always been a passion of mine and I want to ensure short-track asphalt racing and the CARS Tour continue to grow and succeed,” Kevin Harvick stated.
“This is a dream come true for me. I’m a huge fan of the CARS Tour and local short-track racing. The competition, the tracks, and the drivers are some of the best around,” Dale Jr. said.
“This is something I’m really excited about, not only for TrackHouse and the initiatives that we’re pursuing but for short-track racing in general. Asphalt Late Model racing truly is the foundation of NASCAR and bringing a group like this together will serve the racer and fan,” Justin Marks said.