Brandon McReynolds to make series debut at St. Louis

Brandon McReynolds to make his NASCAR Nationwide Series Debut at Gateway International Raceway Mooresville, NC (Oct. 18, 2010) - Brandon McReynolds will make his NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) debut this Saturday at Gateway International Raceway...

Brandon McReynolds to make his NASCAR Nationwide Series Debut at Gateway International Raceway

Mooresville, NC (Oct. 18, 2010) - Brandon McReynolds will make his NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) debut this Saturday at Gateway International Raceway with Team 42 Racing. The 19-year-old driver will make his entrance in the NASCAR ranks piloting the No. 42 Dodge in the 5 Hour Energy 250.

"I am excited for this opportunity to compete in the NASCAR Nationwide Series," McReynolds said. "I grew up in the NASCAR garages, so it is thrilling to be able to compete this weekend at Gateway. I'm honored to have opportunity to compete against the best in the sport. I have to thank Eddie Smith and everyone at Team 42 Racing for their support. It means everything to me to have the shot to compete in the Nationwide Series. "

The 2010 season marks the team's second year in the NNS. In 2009 the team competed in 15 events, scored three top-15 finishes and qualified in the top-10 five times.

"I couldn't be more excited to have Brandon McReynolds in our car," team owner Eddie Smith exclaimed. "We have a car that is more than capable of running up front, and I'm thrilled to have Brandon race with us. He is a level-headed young man, and we want to give him every opportunity in his first shot in the NASCAR circuit."

McReynolds will be promoting the NAPA Brakes Adaptive One brand on his Dodge Charger this weekend. Adaptive One is a revolutionary brake pad design that achieves the perfect balance of consistent friction performance with virtually no noise. By using two different ceramic formulas in the same set of friction, Adaptive One adapts to all stopping conditions. Pairing the industry's best ceramic formulas with the features of the Advanced Noise Reduction System blends consistent braking performance with no noise and low dusting.

"NAPA Brakes is excited about its partnership with Brandon McReynolds," said Mike Gaffney, Vice President-Marketing, NAPA Brakes. "Anytime we have the opportunity to be a part of the next generation of NASCAR talent breaking into the sport, we are excited to do it."

McReynolds is the son of Larry McReynolds, two-time Daytona 500 winning crew chief with Davey Allison and Dale Earnhardt, and current NASCAR TV analyst on SPEED, Fox Sports and TNT. The young driver spent his childhood at the track with his father and continues to make a name for himself in the racing industry.

This season, McReynolds competed in the UARA Series and clenched two wins, both at the historic Rockingham Speedway.

Also in the 2010 season, McReynolds competed in select events in the ARCA Racing Series. Piloting the No. 6 Eddie Sharp Racing car at Salem Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway and Pocono Raceway, McReynolds gained valuable experience on a short track and NASCAR-circuit tracks. In his highest finish in the Series, McReynolds came home with a top-10 finish at Pocono Raceway after battling a cut tire early in the event. Last weekend, McReynolds competed in a double-header at Rockingham Speedway, collecting his UARA Series win, and then competed in the No. 92 Ricky Benton Racing machine.

-source: brandon mcreynolds PR

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Brandon McReynolds , Davey Allison