Bristol: Nate Monteith preview

MONTEITH ON-BOARD WITH BALLEW Mooresville, NC (August 20, 2007) - Billy Ballew Motorsports announced today that Nate Monteith will take the wheel of the No. 15 Billy Ballew Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at ...

MONTEITH ON-BOARD WITH BALLEW

Mooresville, NC (August 20, 2007) - Billy Ballew Motorsports announced today that Nate Monteith will take the wheel of the No. 15 Billy Ballew Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Monteith, 26, whose hometown is Bristol, Tenn., has made two previous starts in the NASCAR Busch Series (Nazareth and IRP), both coming in 2001. Monteith has one previous qualifying attempt at Bristol Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Busch Series in 2001.

"We are excited to have Nate Monteith onboard in the No. 15 for Bristol. He is a strong driver with a lot of undiscovered talent," team owner Billy Ballew said.

Billy Ballew Motorsports fields the No. 15 Chevrolet Silverado full-time in the series and currently sits in the 21st position in owner points in the 2007 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series standings. Monteith is bringing to Billy Ballew Motorsports a new sponsor, which will be announced in the near future.

Bill Lester, who had piloted the No. 15 Craftsman Truck since Daytona, will be stepping out of the truck due to a temporary lack of sponsorship. Lester has been a long-time driver in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, participating in 141 events in the past six years with two top five finishes, and seven top ten finishes.

"We still support Bill (Lester) and his efforts on the track and we are working diligently with him to locate a sponsor so that we can continue through the 2007 season and beyond," Ballew said.

-credit: bbm

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bill Lester