Michigan: Peter Shepherd preview

PETER SHEPHERD TO PILOT ROULO BROS. ENTRY IN ARCA RACE AT MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY Concord, N.C. (June 13, 2007) - Roulo Bros. Racing has announced that Roush Fenway Racing development driver Peter Shepherd will once again be behind the...

PETER SHEPHERD TO PILOT ROULO BROS. ENTRY IN ARCA RACE AT MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

Concord, N.C. (June 13, 2007) - Roulo Bros. Racing has announced that Roush Fenway Racing development driver Peter Shepherd will once again be behind the wheel of the No. 39 Ford Fusion for select ARCA RE/MAX Series events. Shepherd will assume driving duties beginning at the ARCA 200 at Michigan International Speedway this Friday, June 15th. The No. 39 will carry BeavEx Courier Services as the primary sponsor and Zardo Scrap Metal, Logels Auto Parts and Reliance Tool as associates.

"It's great to have Peter back in the car," said Gary Roulo, owner. "He has a natural driving ability and he will be a great representative for team sponsors. On the sponsor side, BeavEx has been a great marketing partner for us, participating as an associate sponsor for several previous events. We are really excited to have them on as a primary sponsor for the Michigan race."

"I'm excited to be back in a Roulo Bros. car this weekend," said Shepherd. "We're happy to have BeavEx Courier Services as our primary sponsor this weekend. We had a decent top 10 run at Michigan last year so we're hoping to top that this Friday for BeavEx Courier Services and our entire team. The Roulo Bros. always provide me with winning equipment and Michigan is a great track with lots of room to pass so I'm really looking forward to having a good weekend."

Roulo added, "We have had a good record at M.I.S. through the years in both ARCA and NEXTEL Cup. We had a good run last year with Pete and we were in a position to win two years ago with Erik Darnell until we ran short on fuel. We really appreciate the relationship with Jack Roush and everyone in the Roush Fenway organization. They have been great to work with. It's also rewarding to know we're helping to groom some of the future stars for their race teams."

In 2006 Shepherd scored three top ten finishes in four starts for the Roulo Bros. in ARCA RE/MAX Series competition. His best finish of fourth came at Gateway International Speedway. In last year's ARCA RE/MAX Series visit to Michigan, Shepherd posted the fifth fastest qualifying lap at 39.404 seconds (182.732 mph) in the Roulo Bros./BeavEx entry, ultimately racing to a tenth place finish.

Qualifying for the ARCA 200 is scheduled for 3 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 14th.

-credit: rfr

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Series ARCA
Drivers Jack Roush , Erik Darnell , Peter Shepherd
Teams Roush Fenway Racing