Nestlé Purina and Kroger Join Four-Time Truck Series Champion Ron Hornaday and Kevin Harvick Inc. at Nashville Superspeedway

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (August 3, 2010) – Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) announced today Nestlé Purina PetCare, along with retail partner Kroger Food Stores, will feature several Purina brands on the No. 33 Chevrolet of four-time Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday at Nashville Superspeedway.  To complement the vibrant green and white color scheme, the Beneful logo will adorn the hood and quarter panels along with Kroger Food Stores and Nestlé Purina’s other featured brands, Beggin’® and Friskies.

Hornaday, a 46-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series winner is ready to go back to Nashville Superspeedway where he has experienced much success over the past year.

“I’m really looking forward to getting back to Nashville,” said Hornaday.  “We had a solid run there earlier this year and we are the defending winners of that event.  I’m excited to have Nestlé Purina and their brands join the No. 33 team.  I have two dogs that love Purina products.  It’s great that we can bring that brand in to Truck Series racing.  I hope we can get them to victory lane.”

The primary sponsorship on the No. 33 Chevrolet will mark Nestlé Purina’s first venture into the sport of NASCAR racing.
Nestlé Purina promotes responsible pet care, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets.

“Nestle Purina is extremely happy and proud to be part of a great partnership with Kroger and KHI,” said Nestlé Purina Midwest Region Director of Category Development, Michael Leone.  “We have three great companies combining with the power of NASCAR to create a winning team.”

As Nestlé Purina joins with Kroger Food Stores for the primary sponsorship of Hornaday’s No. 33 Chevrolet, Tim Plogger, Assistant Grocery Merchandiser, is proud to be able to strengthen Kroger and Nestlé Purina’s relationship with the exposure gained in the partnership with KHI.

“Kroger and Nestlé Purina have a long-standing relationship,” said Plogger. “This is a great business endeavor for all parties involved and I look forward to growing both our partnership and our businesses in the future.”

About Nestlé Purina PetCare
The North American headquarters for Nestlé Purina PetCare is located at Checkerboard Square in St. Louis, Missouri, where it was founded as Ralston Purina Company more than a century ago. Nestlé Purina PetCare promotes responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. One of the leading global players in the pet food industry, Nestlé Purina PetCare is part of the Swiss-based Nestle S.A., the world’s largest food company.

About Kevin Harvick Inc.:

Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI), established in 2001 by Kevin and DeLana Harvick, is an 80,000 sq. ft. facility located in Kernersville, N.C. Home of the 2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship team, KHI enters 2010 in its seventh full year of competition with two full-time Truck Series teams and one full-time Nationwide Series team.  Four-time Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday returns to the helm of the No. 33 Truck team looking for his fifth title and third championship for KHI (2009 and 2007), while Sprint Cup series stars Kevin Harvick and Elliott Sadler guide the No. 2 Truck team.  Two-time NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Harvick will again shine as the lead driver of the No. 33 Nationwide Series team as he continues to make his mark in motorsports and establish KHI as one of the top teams in NASCAR competition. For more information about KHI and its teams, please visit www.KevinHarvickInc.com.