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Team ASE to celebrate 200th truck series start at Richmond MOORESVILLE, NC (September 2, 2003) - Team ASE, the longest continuous team sponsor in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, will celebrate its 200th start in the series while the team's...

Team ASE to celebrate 200th truck series start at Richmond

MOORESVILLE, NC (September 2, 2003) - Team ASE, the longest continuous team sponsor in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, will celebrate its 200th start in the series while the team's new driver, Jimmy Spencer, will make his first NCTS start when the green flag drops on the Virginia is for Lovers 200 at Richmond International Raceway, Thursday, September 4.

"ASE has supported the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series from the beginning in 1995. We chose to participate in racing because racing relates to the ASE-certified working technicians like the rodeo does to cowboys," said ASE president, Ron Weiner. "We've grown up with the NCTS series and have enjoyed much success. ASE is also proud of the fact that all the drivers who represented Team ASE in the No. 2 truck have moved up through the NASCAR ranks. As we celebrate our 200th race milestone, we look forward to 200 more."

As the primary sponsor on the No. 2 Team ASE/CARQUEST Dodge Ram, ASE (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) has been able to highlight its efforts to provide the highest quality professional technician certification and assessment services at all levels of vehicle maintenance and repair. In addition to ASE's racing involvement, the non-profit organization is active in numerous civic, charitable, educational and humanitarian activities.

The nine-year NCTS association between ASE and Ultra Motorsports has produced 16 wins and 29 pole positions. Mike Bliss, Mike Wallace, Scott Riggs and Jason Leffler have all notched victories flying the orange, white and blue Team ASE colors, while current driver Jimmy Spencer is climbing behind the wheel of a NASCAR Craftsman Truck for the first time.

"This is Team ASE's 200th start in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and my first start," said Spencer. "When Jimmy Smith asked me if I would drive the No. 2 truck at Richmond, it was the easiest decision I've ever had to make. Richmond is one of my favorite tracks. I've won there in the Busch Series, and I know we can take this Team ASE/CARQUEST Dodge truck to Victory Lane as well. People may think I'm crazy for saying that since this will be my first-ever start in a truck series race. But whatever experience I lack, the Team ASE/CARQUEST Dodge guys make up for it - they certainly know what it takes to win in this division."

The Virginia is for Lovers 200 is scheduled for Thursday, September 4th at Richmond International Raceway. The race will be broadcast live nationally on the Speed Channel and MRN Radio at 8pm ET

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Jason Leffler , Jimmy Spencer , Mike Wallace , Mike Bliss