Daytona: Chase Mattioli preview

Mattioli has a Big Machine for Daytona LONG POND, PA--..If you are to battle at 200 mph Daytona's 2 ½ mile super speedway, it helps if you have a "Big Machine" under you. Chase Mattioli will be doing just that in his "Big Machine" ...

Mattioli has a Big Machine for Daytona

LONG POND, PA--..If you are to battle at 200 mph Daytona's 2 ½ mile super speedway, it helps if you have a "Big Machine" under you. Chase Mattioli will be doing just that in his "Big Machine" #14 Belmont Racing Ford Taurus. The Big Machine Label Group, the envy of the record industry, has a star studded artist roster that includes signature artists such as Taylor Swift, Reba McEntire, Jewel, Trisha Yearwood, Jack Ingram, Jimmy Wayne, Billboard's "New Country Artist of 2009" Justin Moore, Steel Magnolia, The Band Perry, Fast Ryde and Sunny Sweeney. This event is Mattioli's 3rd visit to Daytona, having competed there in the 2009 Koni Grand Series race and the 2009 ARCA race. A 20 year old Pennsylvania native, Mattioli, a sophomore at NYC's Fordham University, will take to the Daytona high banks today at 12 noon for practice for the February 6th Lucas Oil Slick Mist / ARCA 200.

"I watched Chase race at the Fairgrounds in Nashville when he was a barely a teenager and Big Machine Label Group is thrilled to be with him at Daytona," commented Scott Borchetta, founder, President and CEO of Big Machine. Chase has grown up in and around racing and has the off track maturity of a seasoned veteran. With our support and that of his family and crew, we are confident that Chase will march his way to the top of the field, just like all of our stars," Borchetta concluded.

This past Sunday at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, Big Machine's Taylor Swift had her dreams come true, as the 20-year-old singer-songwriter won four trophies, including Best Album - "Fearless", Best Country Album - "Fearless", Best Country Song - "White Horse" and Best Female Vocal Performance - "White Horse".

"When I was kid and dreaming about being a great race car driver, Mr. Borchetta was doing it as a driver, winning multiple championships at Nashville's Fairgrounds Speedway. I am honored and humbled to be mentioned in the same breath with his incredibly successful Big Machine Label Group and such world renowned artists. I hope to make them proud," Mattioli commented.

Mattioli is no stranger to super speedway racing. In his 1st Daytona test, in the fall of 2008, he was 3rd fastest in last day single car runs. In last years' Daytona ARCA event, engine problems forced him to start dead last. Within 30 laps, he went from 43rd to 15th, before getting caught up in one of Daytona's "Big Ones". His 1st ever visit to Talladega saw him qualify 10th fastest and running as high as 3rd before his engine let go.

A good run for Mattioli at Daytona could mean big money for Clearbrook Treatment Centers. Since 1972 Clearbrook have been providing effective treatment programs for adults and adolescents who suffer from alcoholism and/or chemical dependency. If Mattioli finishes in 15th or higher, Clearbook will receive $25,000, with $250,000 coming their way if he wins. Both contributions are funded by insurance annuities, secured through one of the international leaders in creative insurance solutions, Massachusetts based HCC Specialty Underwriters.

-source: chase mattioli PR

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Series ARCA
Drivers Chase Mattioli