Edmonton: Micks Motorsports preview

Micks upbeat going into next round of NASCAR Series Beyond Digital Imaging team driver ready for Rexall Edmonton Indy event EDMONTON, ALBERTA (July 23, 2008) -- On the road headed for the next event in the NASCAR Canadian Tire...

              Micks upbeat going into next round of NASCAR Series

Beyond Digital Imaging team driver ready for Rexall Edmonton Indy event

EDMONTON, ALBERTA (July 23, 2008) -- On the road headed for the next event in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, Kerry Micks said he was positive and upbeat about finishing well at the upcoming Rexall Edmonton Indy.

"We're ready for this race," said the Mount Albert, Ontario racer, who is on the second half of the western Canada swing of the 2008 NASCAR series. "We're hoping our luck turns around from this event last year."

Micks, who drives the Beyond Digital Imaging Ford, qualified well at last week's A&W Crusin' the Dub 300 at British Columbia's SunValley Speedway, but an early-race shunt put him out of contention. He said he is planning on a better showing for the upcoming Edmonton event, to be held Saturday, July 26 on the 1.973-mile temporary road course.

Micks started this event third in 2007, and spent the early stages of the race dicing for the lead with J.R. Fitzpatrick and Andrew Ranger. He was ready to take the lead in the race when a suspension problem slowed him down, and he placed well back in the field.

Micks said he plans to make a good showing for this race.

"We'll be in the hunt," he said. "Our road-racing Beyond Digital Imaging Ford is in top form, and I will be in top form also. I've had pretty good success on the road courses, and I enjoy driving them."

In 2007 the former CASCAR Super Series Champion placed seventh in the NASCAR standings with two wins to his credit, the road courses of Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal and the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières.

Micks is presently seventh in the 2008 points standings going into the Edmonton race, the sixth event in the 13-race tour.

For information about the Rexall Edmonton Indy at the at Edmonton City Centre Airport call (780) 488-8882 or visit online at www.edmontonindy.com

- credit: mm

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Gilles Villeneuve , Kerry Micks , Andrew Ranger , J.R. Fitzpatrick