Thursday, December 3, 2009
Rick Ren, Kevin Harvick Inc., part ways
“Ron and Rick have been a powerful combination over the last few years in the Truck Series,” said KHI co-owner Kevin Harvick. "With success comes opportunity and we wish him well in the next step of his career."
Ren is expected to pursue management opportunities in NASCAR, according to the release. Ren led Hornaday to his fourth Truck Series championship and a Truck Series record five wins in a row in 2009. Hornaday also won the Truck Series championship in 2007, 1998 and 1996.
“We have put together a solid foundation with our Truck Series program from top to bottom,” Harvick said. “The guy behind the wheel is the catalyst of everything that has turned this into a championship-caliber team and I feel confident that our program will continue to be successful.”
Harvick said he will announce the next crew chief for Hornaday's team as early as next week.
Photo: Ron Hornaday Jr. and team owner Kevin Harvick celebrate Hornaday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship and Harvick's Ford 200 win at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The championship is Hornaday's fourth in the series and the second for Kevin Harvick Inc. (Photo Credit: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)