HARRISBURG, N.C. – KHI Management announced Tuesday that 17-year-old Landen Lewis has joined its driver line up, as well as the Kevin Harvick Inc. late model team.
“This is a great opportunity for me,” said Lewis. “Joining KHI Management is the next step I need to further my career and put myself in position to have the best opportunities possible. I’ve been surrounded by great racers and mentors so far with guidance from Ron Hornaday, Candice Hornady, and everyone at Joe Ryan Racecars. Now to add Kevin (Harvick) and the great group at KHI, I know it’s only going to make me a better racer and help me to take the next step to one day be competing on Sunday’s in the NASCAR Cup Series.
“I’m excited for this opportunity and to be a part of KHI Management.”
A native of Supply, N.C., Lewis began racing go karts at the age of four and quickly began his winning ways. Lewis scored 150-career wins and multiple championships before moving up to a dirt modified in 2018 where he became the youngest winner in Mid-East Dirt Modified history. Continuing to move up the ladder, Lewis joined Joe Ryan Racecars in 2019 to compete in Legend Cars.
Behind the wheel of a Legend Car, Lewis has earned 89 wins, five National Championships and multiple state and regional championships.
Making the transition to the NASCAR stage, Lewis made his Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) debut at the age of 15 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds dirt mile. In just his second start in the series, Lewis won at DuQuoin State Fairgrounds after starting from the pole and leading every lap.
With a limited schedule during the 2021-2023 seasons, Lewis competed in 24 races among the ARCA Menards Series, ARCA East Series and ARCA West Series, earning three wins, 12 top-five and 18 top-10 finishes.
Lewis was part of the 2023 ARCA West owner’s championship team for MMI Racing, where he drove in eight of the 12 races during the season in the No. 17 car.
With age hindering a full season of competition in NASCAR’s top series, Lewis made his Truck Series debut at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on July 8, 2023. He has two starts in the Truck Series to date.
“I’ve watched Landen race over the last couple of years, and I am confident he has the ability to do great things given the right opportunity,” Harvick said. “KHIM will do everything we can to help Landen navigate the start to what I believe will be a great career in racing.”
Before joining KHIM, Lewis was a member of the Team Hornaday Development program, run by four-time Truck Series Champion Ron Hornaday Jr. and his daughter Candice.
Details on Lewis' late model stock schedule and sponsorship will be announced at a later date.
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