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864-674-6261 SMITH WITHDRAWS FROM PALM BEACH DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS -- Still In Early Phase Development, Team Has "Wrong Car At The Wrong Place" Corydon, Indiana -- Weather ...

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SMITH WITHDRAWS FROM PALM BEACH DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS
-- Still In Early Phase Development, Team Has "Wrong Car At The Wrong Place"

Corydon, Indiana -- Weather conditions forced Brad Smith, driver of the #26 car for ApplianceZone.com Racing, to withdraw from the Tire Kingdom 150 at Palm Beach International after just ten laps. It was the first time ARCA has used a 'wet' tire compound in its 58-year history.

Smith, a participant in ARCA Series racing since 1988, pointed out that the car his team had brought to Palm Beach was the same one used during the Daytona season opener a few weeks ago. "That was the first ARCA race in rain for decades and we just weren't set up for rain," said Smith. "The car has small brakes and a lightweight transmission. It was just the wrong car at the wrong place at the wrong time."

Having recently acquired ApplianceZone.com's commitment to an expanded sponsorship for 2010, Smith says his team is still in 'start up mode' in terms of developing and leveraging their resources. "We're still going through the early phase chaos of deciding where and how to apply the resources made available to us this year by ApplianceZone.com," he said. "We're building a short track car for Salem and an intermediate car for Talladega. Things are starting to come together but we still have some ground to cover before we can settle down and focus on the racing itself."

Smith also has some settling down ahead of him on the home front as well. He married his longtime friend Lydia Mendez just a few days ago.

-source: brad smith motorsports

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