Pocono II: Craig Goess preview

Craig Goess Looks for Repeat Win at Pocono Raceway Craig Goess is ready to return to the track where he captured his first career ARCA Racing Series Presented by RE/MAX and Menards victory. Goess will tackle the "Tricky Triangle" of Pocono...

Craig Goess Looks for Repeat Win at Pocono Raceway

Craig Goess is ready to return to the track where he captured his first career ARCA Racing Series Presented by RE/MAX and Menards victory. Goess will tackle the "Tricky Triangle" of Pocono Raceway in his Eddie Sharp Racing No. 81 Greenville Toyota of N.C. Toyota in the Weis Markets 125 on Saturday, July 31, 2010.

"Pocono Raceway was a special place to get my first win," said the 29-year-old driver. "There is no other track like it, and I think it is one of the coolest tracks that we go to. It was an honor to get my first win on ARCA's 50th running at Pocono Raceway."

After his first win, life has not changed much for the driver of the No. 81 Toyota of N.C. Toyota. "Of course, when I'm at the track, I'm a racecar driver," explained Goess. "During the week, however, I go back to my job at Greenville Toyota, and I turn into Craig Goess, Jr., the Sales Manager. For now, I'm working hard on the track, then working hard selling cars to earn a living. If we race well enough and can put together a championship run, I'd love for racing to be my full-time focus. Until then, I'm selling cars when I'm not at the track."

In his sophomore season in the ARCA Racing Series, Goess continues to impress his competitors as he shows consistency and determination. He has racked up five top-fives and seven top-10s in 10 races this season.

A week after his win at Pocono, Goess grabbed his first career pole award at Michigan International Speedway. "My next goal is to win the pole and the race in the same weekend," explained Goess.

As for the ARCA Racing Series Championship, Goess is looking at the season one race at a time. "There are still 10 races to go. A lot can be decided between now and then."

Goess on running at Pocono:

"I am really looking forward to going back to Pocono. Of course after winning, I feel more confident at the track. I am hoping to get back on the track right where we left off. The No. 81 Greenville of N.C. Toyota team has been working together really well to put together great cars, and I can't wait to get back in action."

-source: eddie sharp racing

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