CLAUSON TO MAKE STOCK CAR DEBUT AT LAKELAND CONCORD, N.C. (March 20, 2007) --Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) development driver Bryan Clauson will make his stock car debut in the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) race ...
CLAUSON TO MAKE STOCK CAR DEBUT AT LAKELAND
CONCORD, N.C. (March 20, 2007) --Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) development driver Bryan Clauson will make his stock car debut in the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) race this Saturday, March 24, at USA International Speedway in Lakeland, Fla. The 17-year-old racer will pilot the No. 40 Memorex Dodge in his first stock car appearance, which will also mark Memorex' first motorsports event as a primary sponsor.
Clauson's run in the Construct Corps-Palm Beach Grading 250 this Saturday will add stock cars to an already expansive resume. During his relatively short racing career, the young driver has amassed multiple championships, wins, rookie of the year titles, and podium finishes in Midgets and Sprint Cars. Just last year, he became the youngest Sprint Car National Feature winner in United States Auto Club (USAC) history and was named the 2006 National Midget Rookie of the Year.
Currently, Memorex serves as an associate sponsor on the No. 41 CGRFS Dodge in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series for driver Reed Sorenson and NASCAR Busch Series (NBS) for Sorenson and David Stremme. The Memorex brand will assume primary sponsorship of the No. 41 Dodge later this year during the final 10 races of the 2007 NBS schedule. Clauson will drive seven of those 10 races, sharing the ride with Sorenson.
Clauson and the No. 40 Memorex team prepared for this upcoming weekend's run by testing at the USA International Speedway late last month. A total of 48 cars are entered for this Saturday's ARCA event, but only 35 can race. Clauson will have to qualify on time Saturday evening, starting at 4:30 p.m. ET, to make the field for the night race that is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. ET.