BUSCH: Chris Bingham looks for ride at Homestead

Two Time Sportscar Champion Chris Bingham visits Homestead this weekend in search of NASCAR ride. After conquering the sportscar racing world for two consecutive years, Chris Bingham is visiting Homestead Speedway for the NASCAR season finale...

Two Time Sportscar Champion Chris Bingham visits Homestead this weekend in search of NASCAR ride.

After conquering the sportscar racing world for two consecutive years, Chris Bingham is visiting Homestead Speedway for the NASCAR season finale in order to find a team to partner with for the 2003 season. Bingham, who has secured partial sponsorship for a NASCAR Winston Cup or Busch Grand National season, will be looking to build on his oval career that already includes IRL experience. The Seattle native already has road racing experience, having won the Grand Am Rolex Series GTS Championship for two straight years driving a Saleen S7R. With eleven wins in the last two years alone, Bingham is one of the winningest drivers in sportscar racing and is now ready to set his sights on NASCAR.

"In my early years of sportscar racing, I found myself in some really outdated equipment. As soon as I was able to get into some competitive equipment I began to win Championships," said Bingham in reference to his two sportscar Championships. "I already have some partial funding from a sponsor here in the Northwest, and it is going to allow me to start my NASCAR career off in the right equipment."

Bingham, a native of Seattle, has already set up appointments with a couple of Winston Cup and Busch Grand National teams, but would like to see what options lay before him as he prepares to enter into the NASCAR arena.

"NASCAR is one of the most competitive motorsports arenas in the world," commented Bingham. "I know being competitive in the NASCAR series will not only take me performing at my peak, but also finding the right team to support me. I am really looking forward to next year and getting to challenge my skills in a stock car series. I have driven ovals before with my IRL experience, but driving them in a heavy stock car is going to be a little different."

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Series GRANDAM , NASCAR-CUP , NASCAR-NS