Two Debuts: The O'Reilly 300 is a huge weekend for Vision Racing. In addition to Randy Lajoie making his debut for Vision Racing. The team will look to make their NASCAR Busch Series debut on Saturday stepping up from the ARCA RE/MAX Series where they posted an impressive fifth place finish at Daytona International Speedway in February.
Last Race Of The Season: In preparation to be a stronger threat for the 2007 NASCAR Busch Series season, The O'Reilly 300 will be the final racing event of the season for the young and growing team. The team has spent the 2006 season competing in a mixture of ARCA RE/MAX Series events, while also trying to make a stab in the developmental series for ARCA, NASCAR.
Impressive Backing: Americash Advance.com will hold the primary sponsorship effort this weekend at Kansas. Americash Advance. com is a leader in the small loan cash advance industry that provides loans to consumers through direct deposit into the consumers bank account within one business day all from the comfort of their home or office. It is a great service to consumers who are in the need for quick cash up to $1,500. The funds can literally be sent to the consumers account within 30 minutes of making the application with Americash Advance.com.
Don't Forget About Associate Sponsors: Meeks Lithograph and Henry Primeaux Kia will serve as associate sponsors on the No. 37 Chevrolet Saturday. Both sponsors have made the transition from the ARCA RE/MAX Series to the NASCAR Busch Series. Vision Racing plans to have both sponsors back for the 2007 season.
Texas Debut: While also planning on making their NBS debut this week, the team also plans to make their debut at Texas Motor Speedway. Vision racing hopes to make the 20th NASCAR Busch Series race held at TMS, which is owned by Speedway Motorsports, Inc. The track hoisted its first NBS race in 1996.
New Motor Program: In an effort to pick up the pace, Vision Racing will build its own motors for Texas Motor Speedway and the 2007 racing season. The team has acquired the personnel and the equipment to provide Lajoie with as much horsepower as possible.
Starting Berth Likely At Texas: While the Vision Racing team would like to make the O'Reilly Challenge on time, the team will be eligible for a past champions provisional should any flaws strike the team in qualifying. The team is eligible for the final starting position (43) in the race, thanks to Lajoie who was crowned champion in the NASCAR Busch Series in 1996 and 1997 driving for BACE Motorsports.
Car Owner Playing Two Roles At Texas: Adrian Berryhill, car owner and a successful entrepreneur will also serve as the crew chief of the No. 37 Chevrolet this weekend. Berryhill is no stranger to playing the role as he served as crew chief for his ARCA RE/MAX Series team this season, which included an awesome fifth place finish at Daytona.
Did You Know?: Vision Racing also is a driver development team. Currently, the team currently fields an entry for Tanner Berryhill who competes in Pro Mini Stock class in Kansas and the INEX Bandolero Series at Texas Motor Speedway. TMS will be a huge weekend for Vision Racing as Tanner will also compete in a Bandolero Series event.
Vision Racing Texas Motor Speedway Pre-Race Quotes:
Randy Lajoie, driver of the No. 37 Americash Advance.com Chevrolet:
On Returning With Vision Racing At Texas: "We had a good car at Kansas, just quite didn't have enough. I have a good feeling for Texas and we have a vision to do very well in the O'Reilly Challenge."
Adrian Berryhill, co-owner and crew chief of the No. 37 Americash Advance.com Chevrolet:
On Veteran Driver Randy Lajoie Returning At Texas: "It's great to have Randy back with us. His influence and knowledge was incredible at Kansas, we were just a little off the pace. We've picked it up considerably since then and we're looking forward to Randy putting our car upfront this weekend."
On The Team's Sponsors For The O'Reilly Challenge: "It's an honor for us to carry the logos for our sponsors this weekend. Sponsorship as everyone knows is very crucial in racing and the people we're associated with are incredible. We all have high hopes for Texas."
On Texas Motor Speedway: "Texas Motor Speedway is new to Vision Racing, but heading to the track with our head held high. The track has similar characteristics to some of the tracks we run in the ARCA RE/MAX Series, so I hope we can use that to our advantage. It addition to running the NASCAR Busch Series race, it's a huge weekend for my son and development driver Tanner Berryhill. We're hoping to put two drivers in victory lane this weekend.