Brandon Ash Racing Develops Plan for Growth; Team Has Hopes to Expand East, Looks for Sponsorship Partner Winston, Ore. (January 14, 2008) -- Near the shores of the Atlantic, NASCAR Sprint Cup teams are completing test runs in preparation for ...
Brandon Ash Racing Develops Plan for Growth; Team Has Hopes to Expand East, Looks for Sponsorship Partner
Winston, Ore. (January 14, 2008) -- Near the shores of the Atlantic, NASCAR Sprint Cup teams are completing test runs in preparation for the upcoming running of the Daytona 500. On the nation's other coast, Brandon Ash Racing is also preparing, but with a much broader plan for the immediate and long-term future.
Brandon Ash Racing, owned by the father-son combination of Ed and Brandon Ash and Ken Wood, have outlined a plan to bring their #02 Brandon Ash Racing Dodge Sprint Cup operation east after partnering with potential sponsors to help grow the team at their current home base in Winston, Oregon.
"We've thought hard about our next step for Brandon's career and what's best for this race team," said team owner Ed Ash. "We feel that eventually moving east, to the heart of the racing business, is the best answer for us, but we want to do it the right way. We want to find partners to grow with us here, and eventually make the move when the time is right. Finding that partner is our primary goal now."
Brandon Ash Racing has immediate plans to race in NASCAR Sprint Cup events in the western half of the country this season with Brandon Ash behind the wheel of their trademark #02 flamed Dodge. The team is prepared to enter its first event at the Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway in April.
"We're looking to start our season at Phoenix, and that gives us plenty of time to get a marketing platform built for potential partners," continued Ash. "We are looking to provide partners an opportunity to grow a program that fits their needs. This is an opening for a company to be introduced to our sport and have an immediate presence on a national stage at a fraction of the cost of a full season. We're interested in growing that relationship together and maximizing all our goals."
Brandon Ash is a very capable, experienced and marketable driver of the #02 Brandon Ash Racing Dodge. Ash, 30, started his professional career racing in the Camping World West Series in 1998 at the young age of 21. Ash recorded over 20 top-10 and over a dozen top-five finishes including a win at the Kansas Speedway while in the series. Ash made the leap to the Sprint Cup Series in 2004.
"We're looking towards the future with our team," said the younger Ash. "Getting partners to help reach our goals is critical to our growth. We have all the pieces in place from marketing to a race ready Sprint Cup team to immediately make an impact."