BUSCH: Phoenix: John Graham race notes

Canadian NASCAR Busch Driver has engine trouble in Phoenix.. High Point, NC:- November 9, 2005 - Canadian NASCAR Busch Series driver - John Graham - ended up starting at the back of the grid after the MacDonald Motorsports Team were forced ...

Canadian NASCAR Busch Driver has engine trouble in Phoenix..

High Point, NC:- November 9, 2005 - Canadian NASCAR Busch Series driver - John Graham - ended up starting at the back of the grid after the MacDonald Motorsports Team were forced to change a motor after qualifying for the Bashas Supermarkets 200 race held this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona. They were forced to use an older motor that was severely down on horsepower compared to the other 42 cars that started.

Graham gamely struggled to keep the "Cereality Cereal Bar and Cafe Monte Carlo" in the race with the added challenge of having to deal with failing brakes not too many laps after the green flag dropped. This Busch race featured many of the NASCAR Nextel Cup regulars like Mark Martin, Casey Mears, Mike Waltrip, and Kenny and Rusty Wallace. It was a tough race for all with Mears bringing out the final caution after crashing into the concrete just a few laps from the final checkered flag. The good news is that Graham was shown as a finisher in this, just his 4th NASCAR race as he continued in his goal of running a full Busch Series schedule in 2005.

Hugely successful was the reaction of the race fans to the new sponsor for the #72 Chevrolet Monte Carlo in "Cereality Cereal Bar and Café". Local promotions including a show car painted in the same eye-catching colours as Graham's #72 race car were big hits with the fans that came out to see it and its driver - John Graham. " 'Cereality' is the biggest breakthrough concept to emerge in the restaurant industry this year so it was a natural fit to sponsor John Graham, himself a newcomer to the NASCAR Busch Series," said Cereality co-founder, David Roth. "With the end of the NASCAR season just around the corner, Cereality wanted to take part in this action-packed weekend."

John Graham, the only Canadian NASCAR driver in the weekend Phoenix event, has established himself as a competitive driver in numerous forms of international motorsport including 7 starts in the 24 Hours of LeMans race and starts in the gruelling Paris0Dakar Rally. Graham and his business partner, Rob Fessler, are working towards a full 2005 NASCAR season. "We are new to NASCAR and are excited about bringing a new company into this sport. This is not only a great opportunity for Cereality but for our company - Aurora Inventive - as well," noted Fessler.

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