Ryan Preece Going Camping World Truck Series Racing In June

(Press Release from KHI Management)

Ryan Preece: (Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Extracurricular Racing on Tap for Harvick and Preece. KHI Management Secures Top-Flight Opportunities for its NASCAR Cup Series Clients. Harvick Goes to Xfinity and Beyond; Preece Says “Truck Yeah!”

Placing its clients in the best positions to succeed is what drives KHI Management, and the class-leading agency has secured some prime opportunities for two of its NASCAR Cup Series clients – drivers Kevin Harvick and Ryan Preece.

Harvick will compete in three NASCAR Xfinity Series races in 2021, amplifying his role as a brand ambassador for Xfinity while simultaneously gaining valuable road-course experience at three tracks the NASCAR Cup Series will visit this season.

Harvick will kick off his three-race Xfinity Series campaign on May 22 in the Pit Boss 250 at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas. He’ll return to the Xfinity Series July 3 for the Henry 180 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, and then wrap his Xfinity Series season on Aug. 14 at the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The two-time Xfinity Series champion (2001 and 2006) with 47 victories will drive a Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing in each event. A car number, along with primary partners, will be announced at a later date.

However, before Harvick turns left and right in the Xfinity Series, he will join the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the March 27 Dirt Race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. It will be Harvick’s 124th career Truck Series start, but his first since Aug. 1, 2015 when he finished second in the Truck Series race at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway. Harvick will pilot the No. 17 Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford F-150 for David Gilliland Racing (DGR).

“I tell all of the drivers we represent at KHI Management that nothing beats seat time, and that goes for me as well,” Harvick said. “I can learn and have some fun, all at the same time. Road-course racing and dirt-track racing is a challenge, and I’m always up for a challenge.”

Preece will drive DGR’s No. 17 Ford F-150 in back-to-back Truck Series races June 18 at Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway and June 26 at Pocono. Hunt Brothers Pizza will be the primary partner for Preece at Nashville while Morton Buildings will adorn Preece’s truck at Pocono.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to run Nashville and Pocono and partner with Hunt Brothers Pizza and Morton Buildings,” said Preece, a standout on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour who is now in his third year competing in the NASCAR Cup Series. “DGR has done an awesome job building its program from the short tracks to the national level. I said it at the beginning of the season, I’m going to be in the seat as much as I can be. Cup, Truck, Modifieds – whatever has four wheels and an engine that will give me the opportunity to chase after trophies.”

Founded by Harvick and his wife, DeLana, KHI Management offers an array of services from career guidance to brand development. It represents some of the biggest names in NASCAR, UFC, PGA, motocross and music, giving the company an eclectic set of best practices that benefits its client roster exceptionally well.


  1. 👍 Terrific. Gives me a reason to watch a couple of truck races now. Looking forward to it!

  2. This is great news.

    I never usually pay much attention to the xfinity or Camping World Series, but I’ve seen a couple races lately and the racing has been rather exciting.

    Adding Preece in the mix, with hopefully very competitive equipment, will be intriguing. 🤔 🧐

  3. I just can’t help reflect on how things started out for Preece in 2021 with the sponsorship and charter situation. . Kind of a downer going into racing and now he just may have a shot at a career year.

  4. For all the people I may have offended by thinking it was a mistake for preece to stay at jgr, given the tenuous situation there, I humbly eat crow.
    Here is an opportunity that he may not have gotten, we’re he not in the garage week after week.
    That’s why I’m a dumb ass retired electrician, and not a race car driver. I should have had more faith. What a great opportunity.
    Quick question.
    Wasn’t hallie deegan supposed to be in the DVR 17 for the season?
    Anyway, great news.

  5. Fast Eddie says

    Maybe this is partially payback for preece letting harvick run some laps in his modified at martinsville previously. Hopefully it is mostly from harvick recognizing the talent preece has and maybe more will develop from it.

  6. Camerissa says

    This is great. A reason to watch the truck series. I don’t think it’s a good sign that he will be driving for a Ford team. Manufacturers usually don’t allow drivers that they value highly compete in other brands.

  7. Fast Eddie,
    Not saying that Kevin Harvick wouldn’t want to help Ryan or that he doesn’t recognize Ryan’s talent, but also, KHI Management is Kevin Harvick’s company and they represent Ryan Preece, so it its pretty much their job to find Ryan opportunities like this.

  8. I would not be surprised if Harvick starts a team, Cup, xfinity, or Truck, and has his eyes on Preece for his driver.

  9. Bob F, you did not offend anybody. Thank you for having an opnion. Many of us thought the same thing.

  10. Bobf, no worries, here’s some inspiration from Dr. Seuss,

    “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

  11. Rich Gourley says

    How dare you invoke Dr. Seuss…you are hereby canceled

  12. You don’t matter.

  13. Now see here NASCAR this is why regional and series diversity is so important. I haven’t given a flying fig about this division in the past and apparently am not alone. Now a bunch of new eye balls will be tuning in to see a local guy.
    Press releases, gotta separate the wheat from the chaff.
    Looks like the 15 is the full time DGR car. 23 races last year with 4 top 5’s and 8 top 10’s. Three races this year with pretty much nothing to show for it.
    Three races for the 17 this year with two driver garnering one top 5.
    Deegan in the 1 nothing competitive.
    Looks like the team can field a good care on occasion. Hopefully Preece with have one in his two events.. Pocono doesn’t look so promising. Nashville better.

  14. Dareal;
    I love it when Seuss could possibly apply to my little world. I read all his works, and I am damn proud of it, and I learned a bunch of good things from his books. Thanks for that.
    Doug: I never thought of that angle! Look at the people on this forum talking about Preece, that are now tuning in to the “premier” series because of Preece! Good stuff indeed!
    Camerissa: It probably doesn’t matter about the Ford angle. If Preece is not guaranteed a full season at JTG, does it really lock him into Chevrolet? I believe his success in those few races for Gibbs in Xfinity came in Toyota’s.
    Personally, what would be awesome is if Harvick retires in that Ford of his, and Preece goes into that ride. Glass half full, and hey, you just never know…
    Fela: thanks for the kind words.

    I’ve asked this before, but, does anybody know if Preece has any experience on dirt? Thinking of that Bristol race coming up….

  15. NH MOD CHASER says

    Dareal,Kevin Harvick already owned his own race team about 10 years ago. Kevin Harvick Incorporated they ran the truck series and Xfinity series.I believe he shut it down so he could concentrate on his cup career.

  16. Yeah, and as Harvick gets older and grayer, and with his status, it might be time for him to get out of the seat and go back to being an owner.

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