Billy Ballew Motorsports news 2009-09-11

Graceway Pharmaceuticals Teams-Up with No. 15 Ballew Tundra for Remainder of the Season Madison, Illinois (September 11, 2009)- Graceway Pharmaceuticals teams up with the No. 15 Billy Ballew Motorsports Toyota Tundra for the remainder of the...

Graceway Pharmaceuticals Teams-Up with No. 15 Ballew Tundra for Remainder of the Season

Madison, Illinois (September 11, 2009)- Graceway Pharmaceuticals teams up with the No. 15 Billy Ballew Motorsports Toyota Tundra for the remainder of the 2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season with Aric Almirola and Brian Ickler piloting the entry.

Graceway Pharmaceuticals, LLC, headquartered in Bristol, TN came onboard with the team at Bristol Motor Speedway sponsoring the three Billy Ballew Motorsports entries. The company has continued with Billy Ballew Motorsports on both the No. 51 as the primary associate sponsor and will now sponsor the No. 15 Toyota Tundra for the remaining eight events.

"Here at Graceway Pharmaceuticals we are truly excited about expanding our relationship with Billy Ballew Motorsports by having Aric pilot the No. 15 Graceway Toyota Tundra forrestof the NASCAR Camping World Truck Season. Aric has performed flawlessly in the Graceway truck for the past three races and has yet to finish out of the top 10," said Greg Jones, Senior Vice Presid ent of Business Development. "In our hometown of Bristol he placed 6th, in Chicago he placed 8th and in Iowa he finished 2nd and we can't wait to see Aric and the Graceway truck in victory lane."

Aric Almirola will pilot the No. 15 entry in six events; New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, Texas Motor Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway and at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Almirola will pilot the No. 51 Miccosukee Resort/Graceway Pharmaceuticals Camping World Truck at Gateway International Raceway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

"I can't say enough about what it means to me personally and to everyone at Billy Ballew Motorsports, for Graceway Pharmaceuticals to step-up and sponsor our team for the remainder of the 2009 season," Aric Almirola said. "Wow, I'm honestly overjoyed at the news and can't wait to continue the success we0ve had thus far. Just in the short period of time that I've raced for Billy Ballew Motorsports and represented Graceway Pharmaceuticals, they've really proven what a great organization and what wonderful people they have working for them. It's going to be exciting to finish out the season with Graceway Pharmaceuticals on-board."

Brian Ickler will pilot the No. 15 Graceway Pharmaceuticals Toyota Tundra at Gateway International Raceway and at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. "We are really excited that Graceway came onboard with this Billy Ballew Motorsports team," Brian Ickler said. "We have a really good Toyota Tundra for Gateway this weekend and I couldn't think of a better way to thank them then to have a top finish this weekend." Ickler will make his first start at Gateway International Raceway Saturday, September 12, 2009 for the running of the Copart 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.

Ickler will pilot the No. 15 Graceway Tundra in the 160 lap, 200 mile race on the 1.25-mile oval just outside of St. Louis, in Madison, Illinois.

Billy Ballew Motorsports has nine previous starts at Gateway International Raceway with a best finish of 12th-place position in 2003. "From what I understand, Gateway is an odd shaped -- egg-shaped racetrack," Ickler said. "Turns 1 & 2 are smaller and flat with turns 3 & 4 completely different. I am excited about racing at Gateway, I've heard so much about the track and how exciting the races are for the drivers and the fans."

-credit: bbm

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Aric Almirola , Brian Ickler