Tony Raines to run at Martinsville

MEMPHIS, TN (March 19, 2008) -- EM Motorsports owner John Carter announced today that Tony Raines would pilot the Rhino's Energy Drink Dodge Charger in the Goody's Cool Orange 500 on March 30, at Martinsville Speedway. Raines is a veteran of six...

MEMPHIS, TN (March 19, 2008) -- EM Motorsports owner John Carter announced today that Tony Raines would pilot the Rhino's Energy Drink Dodge Charger in the Goody's Cool Orange 500 on March 30, at Martinsville Speedway. Raines is a veteran of six NASCAR SPRINT CUP Series starts at Martinsville. Raines' best finish at the historic half-mile track was a 10th place finish in last October's Subway 500. Raines qualifies well at the track with an average starting position of 17.3 in his 6 races.

Raines began his NASCAR career in the Craftsman Truck Series in 1997, driving a Ford F-150 for Kurt Roehrig Racing. Raines won the Western Auto/Part's America 200 at Odessa, MO in only his fifth series start. Overall, Raines has recorded 53 Craftsman Truck Series starts with 4 wins, 11 Top-Fives and 22 Top-Tens.

In 1999, Raines began running the NASCAR Busch Series for Bill Baumgardner and BACE Motorsports. In 2001, Raines finished sixth in the Busch Series standings driving for the BACE Motorsports team. Raines has 192 Busch Series starts with 14 Top-Five and 47 Top-Ten finishes to his credit.

In 2003, Raines and BACE Motorsports moved to the NASCAR Sprint CUP Series and together scored an impressive sixth place finish in the POP Secret 500 at Rockingham. 2006 saw Raines join forces with Hall of Fame Racing, where he competed in 63 SPRINT CUP Series events during two seasons. During his career, Raines has competed in 117 SPRINT CUP Series races with 3 Top-Tens.

-credit: emm

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Tony Raines , Kurt Roehrig