Talladega: Craig Goess preview

NASCAR Debut: ARCA Racing Series star Craig Goess will make his NASCAR debut this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Goess will make his entrance in the NASCAR ranks piloting the No. 46 Greenville Toyota...

NASCAR Debut: ARCA Racing Series star Craig Goess will make his NASCAR debut this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Goess will make his entrance in the NASCAR ranks piloting the No. 46 Greenville Toyota of N.C. Toyota. The 29-year-old driver finished second in points this season in the ARCA Racing Series and looks to capitalize on his fourth-place finish in ARCA at Talladega this season.

Returning to Talladega: Goess will take to Talladega Superspeedway for the third time in his career. In his career-best finish at the 2.66-mile track, in April, Goess competed in the ARCA Racing Series event where he collected a fourth-place finish after installing a new engine after practice. He hopes his ARCA experience at the superspeedway will translate to a strong performance in the NCWTS.

Racing this year: Goess competed in the ARCA Racing Series for the complete 2010 season. He finished second in the point standings, with an intense championship chase going into the last race of the season at Rockingham Speedway. The 29-year-old driver finished 25 points behind Patrick Sheltra. He completed the season with one win, three pole awards, 10 top-five and 15 top-10 finishes in 20 races.

Experience: Goess began making a name for himself as a Legends Car driver, where he earned a 98-percent win ratio and feature wins at more than 24 tracks across the country in the Semi-Pro and Pro divisions. He earned three National Pro Division Championships. In 2008, Goess made the jump to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in the Eddie Sharp Racing Development Toyota, where he proved to be a consistent threat in his first season. Goess competed in the ARCA Racing Series in 2009 and 2010, finishing fifth and second in points, respectively.

New Partnership: Eddie Sharp Racing and Team Gill Racing have teamed up for the remainder of the 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. The two teams hope to work together in preparation for competitive racing beyond this season.

Goess on competing in his first NCTWS Event:

"I'm thrilled to get back in a racecar this weekend. I'm so excited to make my debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and I can't think of a better place to get my feet wet than at Talladega. I can't wait to get back there this weekend. We have a really great team, and I am thankful for the opportunity to have Greenville Toyota on the truck."

-source: eddie sharp racing

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Patrick Sheltra , Craig Goess