Nashville: Ken Butler III race report

Solid Sixth Place Finish for KBIII at Nashville Jumps to 9th in ARCA RE/MAX Series Championship points Lebanon, Tenn. (August 9, 2008) -- Eddie Sharp Racing's Ken Butler, III brought home another top 10 this weekend in the Toyota 150 ...

Solid Sixth Place Finish for KBIII at Nashville
Jumps to 9th in ARCA RE/MAX Series Championship points

Lebanon, Tenn. (August 9, 2008) -- Eddie Sharp Racing's Ken Butler, III brought home another top 10 this weekend in the Toyota 150 at Nashville Superspeedway. His stellar performance this weekend jumped the driver of the No. 22 Aaron's Lucky Dog Toyota to the ninth position is ARCA RE/MAX Series Championship points.

"We had a really fast car today," said Butler. "My Aaron's Lucky Dog team worked really hard to give us a rocket ship here. I was really glad I could put it on the pole for them. We had a great race today and the momentum is definitely with us now."

KBIII took the green flag from the coveted pole position. The Aaron's Lucky Dog Toyota remained solidly in the top 10 for the entire 150-mile event. The car was loose going into the turns all day. The one and only pit stop came on lap 55 when the No. 22 came to pit road under caution. The over the wall crew put on four fresh Hoosier tires, fuel and made an air pressure adjustment to aid the loose handling.

KBIII drove the No. 22 Aaron's Lucky Dog Toyota home in the sixth position, his sixth top 10 finish of the season.

"We had a really good car all day," commented Crew Chief Jonathan Davis. "It was just a little too loose at the start of the runs. My guys have really stepped up and I appreciate all their hard work, week in and week out. We're looking forward to the dirt races coming up. It should be very interesting. This is a new experience for all of us and I think we'll have a lot of fun."

Next Stop: KBIII and the Aaron's Lucky Dog team get down and dirty next weekend at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. SIM Factory Pole Qualifying takes place on Sunday, August 17 at 12:00 p.m. Driver introductions will start at 1:45 p.m. and the green flag for the 100-mile Allen Crowe Memorial 100 drops Saturday at 2:00 p.m. All times listed are EASTERN.

-credit: esr

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