Michigan: Greg Sarff preview

Greg Sarff looking for luck in Michigan Brooklyn, MI (Thursday June 12th, 2003) - - Greg Sarff and his Capital City Motorsports team will motor into Michigan International Speedway hoping to grab Quaker Steak & Lube their first top ten in ARCA...

Greg Sarff looking for luck in Michigan

Brooklyn, MI (Thursday June 12th, 2003) - - Greg Sarff and his Capital City Motorsports team will motor into Michigan International Speedway hoping to grab Quaker Steak & Lube their first top ten in ARCA RE/MAX series competition.

"I've always liked MIS, but I haven't had the best of finishes there, and I think that is deceiving." said the ARCA veteran. "We're taking a good car, and the guys have worked overtime in preparation for one of the most biggest races of the year."

Sarff, who will be piloting the No. 38 Quaker Steak & Lube Ford Taurus has competed in two ARCA RE/MAX series events so far this season.

Best Wings USA, Inc. was founded in 1971 as the Old Express Ltd. by George S. Warren III and Gary J. Meszaros. It was a restaurant company located in the abandoned Penn Central Railroad Station in downtown Sharon, Pennsylvania.

The company started as one restaurant, the Old Express, that served steaks, seafood, chicken, pork chops, prime rib and featured a "carrots to caviar" salad bar. In 1972, the company expanded into a night club called the Freight House, located in the Railway Express building. In 1974, Quaker Steak and Lube opened in a vacated gasoline service station. All buildings were located in one complex.

From the beginning, the theme of each restaurant followed the original use of each respective building. The railroad theme was portrayed in the Old Express and Freight House and the automotive theme prevailed in the Quaker Steak and Lube.

The Quaker Steak and Lube began as a cook your own steak restaurant and bar. It featured steaks, burgers, salads and baked potatoes. In 1976, a full kitchen was added to the "Lube" and the menu began to feature chicken wings. Unique wing sauces were developed soon after that and thus the emergence of the Best Wings USA occurred by the mid 80's.

In addition to Quaker Steak & Lube, Capital City Motorsports will be joined by Absolute Impressions, Capital Spring, Beannies Luxury Coaches, and Coaches Corner as associate sponsors for the race this weekend.

In his first race of the season from Nashville Superspeedway, he qualified 31st, but had an impressive showing during the course of the race as he took the checkered flag in the 17th position.

His next event was at Kentucky Speedway, a track that is similar to Nashville Superspeedway. After qualifying a very respectable 20th, he was able once again to back up the performance during the race and cross the line 15th.

"We've had two solid finishes, but I'm not racing to finish in the top twenty, I am aiming for the top ten," he said.

In 2002, Sarff was very frustrated with his finish at Michigan International Speedway. After starting a distant 32nd he was able to progress to finish in the 24th position, however Greg knows that the team won't have that performance this year. "We've changed a lot of things, and last year we lacked a lot of things, and I have a feeling that all the kinks have been worked out," spoke Greg.

Michigan will mark the third of six scheduled races with Ohio's Quaker Steak & Lube. The team will make the jump to the full Superspeedway program in the ARCA RE/MAX series in 2004.

"We're still finalizing our plans for next year, but we've got a lot going on this year, to our ARCA program and our new NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series program that is about to get off the ground, we've been busy."

The goal for Capital City Motorsports this weekend is simple. "We want to be competitive and noticeable," said the former IMSA driver.

The Flagstar 200 is scheduled for this Saturday June 14th, 2003. The series is scheduled to take the green flag in the "Irish Hills" of Michigan shortly after 1:00pm EST. The race is same day tape delayed on the SPEED channel and can be seen from 8:00pm - 10:00pm EST.

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