Carter-2-Motorsports Adds NASCAR Nextel Cup Series To Its Busy 2007 Racing Schedule
"Never Too Early To Begin Thinking Of 2008 Racing Season"
STATESVILLE, North Carolina (January 11, 2006) - - Carter-2-Motorsports, a new full time professional race team set to launch a championship effort in the ARCA RE/MAX Series this season announced today the team has extended their busy schedule by planning to compete in at least four NASCAR Nextel Cup (NNC) series races towards the end of the season.
Roger Carter, II who is running for Rookie-of-the-Year honors in the ARS (ARCA RE/MAX Series) plans to utilize the No. 54 Dodge Charger in Cup competition with primary backing from Isaiah10.com
The team's first attempt will come in September at New Hampshire International Speedway, followed by Kansas Speedway (September), Lowes Motor Speedway (October) followed by the team's 2007 season finale at Atlanta Motor Speedway on October 28th.
"We are very excited about our plans to compete in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series this season," said Carter II. "Carter-2-Motorsports will have a busy year by running two teams in the ARCA RE/MAX Series while preparing to make a lasting impression in the premiere series of NASCAR."
He continued, "The NASCAR Nextel Cup series is no easy task. It's not like you can purchase a racecar and motor and head to the track. Everything has to be perfect. You have to be on top of your game before you even unload in the garage. We are going to take advantage of our tenure in the ARCA series to prepare us for our next endeavor (Nextel Cup). Our sponsors wanted to test the waters in NASCAR this season and they agreed the four races that we have chosen will be a benefit to everyone involved with our operation."
In addition to Isaiah10.com, C2M (Carter-2-Motorsports) will also carry associate sponsorship from The Idaho Observer, RvRentToGo.com and 100Fold.net. The team is also in negotiations with additional potential sponsors to join their effort.
Dan Collins will assume the duties of crew chief in the team's Nextel Cup Series efforts. Michael Mizzelle leaps aboard as well from the ARCA program to take the reins as car chief.
"I have a strong and dedicated crew. We know we are up against a lot this season. We're basically running two fulltime ARCA RE/MAX Series operations and now we're flirting with the NNC series to help us set a foundation for 2008 and beyond, we're going to be fine, I know it."
"Our sponsors have been very instrumental in our plans to expand our effort this season but also already take a look at 2008. We are hoping that our inaugural full time season in the ARCA RE/MAX Series and our limited effort in the Nextel Cup will be a positive experience for everyone involved," Carter, II concluded.
In addition to running a full schedule with Carter, II, C2M will also field an entry for NASCAR driver Nick Tucker who will run several ARCA RE/MAX Series events in the No. 67 Dodge. Tucker has five NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts to his credit with a career best finish of 20th at Martinsville Speedway in 2004.
Members of the Carter-2-Motorsports team will also attend NASCAR-sanctioned events during their off weekends in ARCA to explore and communicate with their peers in an effort to help aid their rookie program.