Lofton Lime Rock/Illinois double duty preview

Lofton Pulls Double Duty Road Racing at Lime Rock Park and Dirt Trackin' at Illinois State Fairgrounds Denver, N.C. ( August 14, 3008) -- Eddie Sharp Racing's Justin Lofton is going to rack up the frequent flyer miles this weekend as ...

Lofton Pulls Double Duty Road Racing at Lime Rock Park and Dirt Trackin' at Illinois State Fairgrounds

Denver, N.C. ( August 14, 3008) -- Eddie Sharp Racing's Justin Lofton is going to rack up the frequent flyer miles this weekend as he competes in both the NASCAR Camping World Series East and the ARCA RE/MAX Series. Lofton will travel to Lakeville, Connecticut where he will pilot the No. 2 Greenville-Toyota/Lofton Cattle Toyota in Saturday's Mohegan Sun NASCAR 200 at Lime Rock Park. The full-time ARCA RE/MAX Series driver will hop a plane that night and fly to Springfield, IL where he will make his first career start on dirt in Sunday's Allen Crowe Memorial 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

"It will be a crazy travel schedule running double duty this weekend, but will be a lot of fun," said Lofton. "I'm really looking forward to running with the Camping World Series at Lime Rock. We head straight to Illinois after the race Saturday and Sunday I get to run on dirt for the first time. It's going to be a blast! I honestly think we have a great chance at winning both races. I want to thank Eddie [Sharp] for the opportunity and to both my ARCA team and the ESR East team for all their hard work."

Lofton is no stranger to making right turns. Lofton boasted two top 5 and three top 10 finishes at Infineon Speedway, Miller Motorsports Park, and California Speedway Road Course while competing in the Camping World Series West in 2006 and 2007.

"I really enjoy running on road courses and this will be a great warm-up for the September race in New Jersey [New Jersey Motorsports Park]," commented Lofton.

NASCAR Camping World Series East practice runs from 11:05 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. on Friday, August 15th, with final practice from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Qualifying takes place at 4:00 p.m. The green flag for the Mohegan Sun NASCAR 200 flies Saturday August 16th at 1:00 p.m. All times are EASTERN. The race will be broadcast LIVE on HDNet and tape delayed on SPEED on September 3rd at 1:00 p.m. ET.

-credit: esr

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