Jason Hedlesky to debut in Ware Racing Dodge at MIS

Donlavey Racing's Jason Hedlesky to compete at Michigan in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race. RICHMOND, Va. (July 25) - Jason Hedlesky will realize one of his boyhood dreams this weekend when he competes at Michigan International Speedway (MIS)...

Donlavey Racing's Jason Hedlesky to compete at Michigan in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race.

RICHMOND, Va. (July 25) - Jason Hedlesky will realize one of his boyhood dreams this weekend when he competes at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event.

Hedlesky, a native of Clinton, Mich., will drive the No. 5 Superior Logistics Services Dodge fielded by Ware Racing. Motor City Dodge Dealers is also backing Hedlesky's effort.

"It has been a dream of mine to run in a NASCAR-sanctioned event at MIS," said Hedlesky, team manager of Junie Donlavey's Winston Cup Series team. "I feel fortunate to get this opportunity with Ware Racing. My father used to bring me to MIS to watch Richard Petty, Bobby Allison and guys like that run in the early to mid-eighties. I'm real excited about heading home this weekend."

Hedlesky competed in the ARCA event staged at MIS in June in a car prepared by his employer, Donlavey Racing. He was in the top-five pack of cars for a majority of the race, but he made a pit stop under green-flag conditions and a caution flag was thrown while he was in the pits.

"Junie (Donlavey) put a good car together for me, and we had a lot of fun that weekend," Hedlesky said. "Hopefully, I can use the success and experience I gained from that event in the truck event."

Donlavey Racing has fielded several ARCA cars for Hedlesky to help him jump-start his driving career.

"I really appreciate Junie in supporting my career on and off the track," he said. "We are currently seeking sponsorship for the Winston Cup program, but Junie has been gracious enough to allot me the time off to race this weekend."

You can catch Hedlesky and the Ware Racing Dodge this Saturday at 1 p.m. EDT on ESPN.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Jason Hedlesky , Richard Petty , Bobby Allison