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Addington Racing
Owner(s) Name Mike Addington
Racing Series Craftsman Truck Series
Number of Championships 0
Number of Wins 5
Car Number(s) #60, #65
Notable Driver(s) Andy Houston, Travis Kvapil
Notable Sponsor(s) CAT Rental Stores
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Shop Location Statesville, North Carolina
Year Opened 1997
Year Closed 2005

Addington Racing is a former NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team. It was owned by Mike Addington and fielded Chevrolet Silverados from 1997 to 2002.

Addington racing made its debut in 1997 at the Cummins 200, as the #65 driven by Andy Houston. He qualified 33rd and finished eighteenth. Houston and Addington ran four more races that season, their best finish being an eleventh at Martinsville Speedway.

The team switched to #60 in 1998, and signed Houston full-time to compete for NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Rookie of the Year honors. Despite running without a major sponsor, Houston collected a pole at The No Fear Challenge, and a win at the Pennzoil/VIP Discount Tripleheader, finishing 13th in the points standings. He finished runner-up to Greg Biffle for Rookie of the Year. In 1999, CAT Rental stores came on board to sponsor. He did not win a race, but had fourteen top-tens and finished eighth in points. Then in 2000, Houston won at Homestead and Portland, and finished third in points.

After the season, Houston left for PPI Motorsports, and Addington signed Travis Kvapil as driver. Kvapil had eighteen top-tens (including a win at Texas, and finished fourth in points, earning him Rookie of the Year honors. Kvapil followed that season up with a win at Memphis in 2002, but he dropped to ninth in points. He left at the end of the season for Xpress Motorsports, and CAT ended its sponsorship contract. After he was unable to locate a replacement sponsor, Addington closed the team down and liquidated its equipment.

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