Barrie: Mark Dilley preview

DILLEY LOOKS TO TURN THINGS AROUND AT HOME TRACK BARRIE SPEEDWAY BARRIE, ON, Thursday June 26, 2008: Home track advantage? Mark Dilley driver of the No. 9 Dodge Avenger in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series says, "There may be a slight edge...

DILLEY LOOKS TO TURN THINGS AROUND AT HOME TRACK BARRIE SPEEDWAY

BARRIE, ON, Thursday June 26, 2008: Home track advantage? Mark Dilley driver of the No. 9 Dodge Avenger in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series says, "There may be a slight edge for me at Barrie Speedway, but not much. Most of the guys have run here long enough now that they have it figured out." Dilley will return to his home track Barrie Speedway this Saturday night for the running of the A&W 300, round three of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series tour, a tour that will see them race in 13 events across the country.

After a tough outing in the second event at Mosport International Raceway, the world renowned 2.459 mile road course on Fathers Day, Dilley is looking to rebound and come out of Barrie with a solid finish and move up in the Championship points. "We had a rocket for a race car at Mosport but the clutch broke on the first lap and we didn't get a chance to see what the No. 9 Avenger could really do," said Dilley.

Last year in the inaugural season of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, the driver of the No. 9 Avenger sat on the pole and finished second in the Canada Day weekend event at Barrie, but had tough luck on their return in September. "This track is fun to race but everything happens real fast out there," stated Dilley. "You can get caught up in someone else's wreck real easy but I am looking forward to running in front of my hometown fans -- it should be exciting."

Dilley also has one win here in the former CASCAR Super Series in 2005, so he knows his way around the newly configured 1/3 mile tri-oval. The track is under new management and they have been working around the clock to get everything in top shape for the weekends events.

-credit: wm

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Mark Dilley