Hmiel to Pull Double Duty for TRIMSPA in Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ (November 2, 2004) - After an impressive debut in the TRIMSPA X32 Dodge last weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Shane Hmiel will travel to Phoenix International Raceway to compete in the Bashas' Supermarkets 200, his second start for Braun Racing. In addition to his new ride in the Busch Series, Hmiel will also compete in Friday's Craftsman Truck Series race in the Billy Ballew Motorports No. 15 Chevrolet Silverado, also sponsored by TRIMSPA.
"I'm looking forward to heading out West to Phoenix and racing in both races for my new sponsor TRIMSPA," said Hmiel, who pulled double duty between the NEXTEL Cup Series and Busch Series races last weekend. "Having that extra track time in race conditions helps and should really benefit Team TRIMSPA in the Busch Series race on Saturday. It has been awesome for a sponsor to give me so much support, by sponsoring both the truck and the Busch team."
When Team TRIMSPA's new driver Shane Hmiel led in his first race at Braun Racing last weekend, it was only the second time the TRIMSPA X32 Dodge has led all season. The other leading laps came from driver David Stremme at The Milwaukee Mile in Chassis BR018 as he dueled for the lead for many laps, ironically with Shane Hmiel, then driving the No. 38 Dodge. This weekend the shoe will be on the other foot.
"That was some great racing for the lead there at Milwaukee, but I remember that TRIMSPA car could pull away on the straightaways," said Hmiel. "I am just happy that's what I will be driving this weekend."
Team TRIMSPA will compete in the Bashas' Supermarkets 200 at Phoenix International Raceway this weekend on Saturday, November 6th. The event will be televised live at 3:30 p.m. eastern time on NBC and broadcast nationally at that same time on radio stations affiliated with MRN and XM Satellite Radio Channel 144.