Twice As Nice: Driver Champion Edwards, Owner Champion RCR Set For Coronation
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 3, 2007) -- In its final season as sponsor of the NASCAR Busch Series, Anheuser-Busch's Busch brand will celebrate its last title in duplicate.
Friday night at the Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando, Fla., Carl Edwards officially will be crowned the 2007 NASCAR Busch Series driver champion. On the same stage in the Tuscan Ballroom, Richard Childress and his No. 29 Chevrolet team will be honored as series owner champion.
It's only the second time in NASCAR national series history the feat as been accomplished. Richard Childress Racing has been the owner title recipient both times; its first was following the 2003 season.
This week's festivities begin with a media day at the ESPN Club on Thursday, followed by an event unique to the series' Champion's Week activities, hot laps driven by Edwards, Scott Wimmer (representing the owner champion) and the top 10 drivers for media at the 1.5-mile Walt Disney World Speedway.
The key highlights from the NASCAR Busch Series Champion's Week schedule:
Friday -- Edwards and his team, along with owner champion Richard Childress and the No. 29 team, will participate in the traditional Champion's Photo Shoot at the Harbor Piazza at the Portofino Bay Hotel. Following photos, both champion teams will join the top 10 drivers and other guests at various receptions leading up to the main event -- the NASCAR Busch Series Awards Banquet. The ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Tuscan Ballroom of the Portofino Bay Hotel where Edwards and Childress officially will be honored as the 2007 series driver and owner champions.
What: NASCAR Busch Series Awards Ceremony.
Where: Tuscan Ballroom, Portofino Bay Hotel, Orlando, Fla.
When: 7-10:30 p.m. (ET). Friday, Dec. 7.
TV: Tue., Dec. 11, ESPN2, 7-8:00 p.m. (ET).
Final NASCAR Busch Series Top 10: 1. Carl Edwards, 4,805; 2. David Reutimann, 4,187; 3. Jason Leffler, 3,996; 4. Kevin Harvick, 3,993; 5. David Ragan, 3,739; 6. Bobby Hamilton Jr., 3,667; 7. Stephen Leicht, 3,603; 8. Marcos Ambrose, 3,477; 9. Greg Biffle, 3,466; 10. Matt Kenseth, 3,451.
Raybestos Rookie of the Year: David Ragan.
Entertainment: Comedian John Pinette; musician John Ondrasik (lead singer, Five for Fighting)
For additional information, contact: Tracey Judd, NASCAR Public Relations, (386) 947-6733 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NASCAR Busch Series Champion's Week -- 2007 ? Orlando, Florida Schedule Subject to Change