Daytona: Ricky Carmichael preview

MONSTER MANIA: Monster Energy will sponsor Carmichael in nine ARCA Racing Series events this season. In addition the energy drink sponsor will grace the hood of his No. 4 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entry during the 25-race ...

MONSTER MANIA: Monster Energy will sponsor Carmichael in nine ARCA Racing Series events this season. In addition the energy drink sponsor will grace the hood of his No. 4 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entry during the 25-race schedule.

CARMICHAEL ON 4-WHEELS AT DAYTONA: Saturday's race at Daytona International Speedway will mark Carmichael's third start at the famed track. The Florida native has one previous ARCA start (2009) and one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start (2009) to his resume.

CARMICHAEL ON 2-WHEELS AT DAYTONA: Carmichael holds the record for most wins (5) in supercross at Daytona. He is tied for the record for the most consecutive wins (4) with Jeff Stanton.

CARMICHAEL ON ARCA: The former supercross champion will make his fourth ARCA start in two years this weekend at Daytona. In his previous three starts (Talladega, Daytona and Rockingham) Carmichael has qualified in the top 10 twice.

ATOP THE PIT BOX: Veteran Crew Chief, Butch Hylton, will call the shots for the No. 4 entry during the ARCA opening-season race this weekend.

DID YOU KNOW: The inaugural Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross Championship will take place on Sunday, March 7 at Daytona. On Monday, March 8, Carmichael will then host Ricky Carmichael University, the first public riding school ever hosted by the 15-Time AMA National Champion. For more information visit www.rickycarmichael.com

MOST POPULAR: Carmichael was voted the 2009 NCWTS Most Popular Driver at the end of the last season. It was his second time to win the award. In 2008 he was awarded the same award for the NASCAR Camping World East Series.

Carmichael on Why ARCA Works For Him: "I am going to be completely honest with you, I really like the ARCA Series. To become a better competitor I need seat time. This series goes to the big tracks, testing is not limited and ultimately it allows me to drive a race car outside of my Truck Series schedule. Even though I have experience at Daytona anytime I can climb behind the wheel of the race car is good for me and my team. I have a good time with it and after Saturday I will be ready for the truck race next week."

-source: ricky carmichael PR

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