FMG lands Ted Kennedy for Salem race

Ted Kennedy To Call The Shots For Florida Motorsports Group In Salem Cape Coral, Florida - - Florida Motorsports Group (FMG) partners Rick Woodard and Johnny Leonard announced today that veteran NASCAR crew chief Ted Kennedy will call the shots...

Ted Kennedy To Call The Shots For Florida Motorsports Group In Salem

Cape Coral, Florida - - Florida Motorsports Group (FMG) partners Rick Woodard and Johnny Leonard announced today that veteran NASCAR crew chief Ted Kennedy will call the shots of the Boca Bay Builders-Affordable Roofing Chevrolet Monte Carlo for this weekend's Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 at Salem Speedway.

Kennedy comes to Florida Motorsports Group providing a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Motorsports industry. Ted has prior experience in the ARCA RE/MAX Series as he called the shots for racecar driver Kevin Conway with Ernie Irvan Motorsports back in 2002.

His positive reputation in the NASCAR Busch Series includes working with the teams of Cicci-Welliever Racing, Gary Keller Motorsports and GIC-Mixon Motorsports and drivers Todd Bodine, Mike McLaughlin, and Mike Harmon among others.

"We're very pleased to have Ted Kennedy aboard this weekend," said FMG partner Rick Woodard. "Ted has been observing our operation since Nashville. His credentials are good and the changes that he has made have aided our team. We're looking forward to getting our season back on track with Ted this weekend."

For driver Johnny Leonard, this is a good move. "This is a step in the right direction," said the Cape Coral native. "Ted went to USA International Speedway (Lakeland) test with us and I was impressed with the changes he made to our racecar. We are a young team, but we are committed to winning and with Ted's expertise I think we are one step closer."

After two disappointing finishes in the first two events of the 2005 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule, the entire team is looking forward to having a good run this weekend in Salem. "There's no doubt we have a monkey on our back right now," added Johnny. "Salem is a good racetrack for me and I've got a lot of confidence heading into the weekend. If we keep our nose clean we'll get a good finish and make a considerable climb in the race for the championship."

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Series ARCA
Drivers Ernie Irvan , Todd Bodine , Mike McLaughlin , Johnny Leonard , Kevin Conway