BUSCH: Akins Motorsports, Glynn Motorsports announce merger

AKINS MOTORSPORTS MERGES WITH GLYNN MOTORSPORTS FOR JOINT VENTURE ON THE NO. 58 DODGE CHARGER Charlotte, NC.- Doug Stringer, owner of Akins Motorsports and the No. 58 Serta Mattress/ Hickory Farms Dodge Charger, announces his merger with Glynn...

AKINS MOTORSPORTS MERGES WITH GLYNN MOTORSPORTS FOR JOINT VENTURE ON THE NO. 58 DODGE CHARGER

Charlotte, NC.- Doug Stringer, owner of Akins Motorsports and the No. 58 Serta Mattress/ Hickory Farms Dodge Charger, announces his merger with Glynn Motorsports owned by Phoenix businessman, Scott Glynn.

Phoenix homebuilder Scott Glynn, and his wife Diana, started Lariat Construction from the ground up with five employees in 1995. Today, Lariat is one of the top five framing contractors in the Phoenix area, employing more than 500. After starting and running a widely successful business, Glynn's history in racing led him to invest in the growing sport of NASCAR.

"I've always been involved in motorsports from dirt bikes to racing off-shore powerboats," Glynn said. "With Doug Stringer's racing knowledge and my business experience, this will be a winning partnership."

"This is a great opportunity to better position Akins Motorsports to obtain more of a stronghold in the NASCAR Busch Series," Doug Stinger said. "This partnership will be positive for both the No. 38 and the No. 58. In order for Akins to grow, we need to position ourselves with the right partners and I think we've done that with this merger."

The No. 58 will remain part of Akins Motorsports but will be moving to Glynn Motorsports' 50,000 square foot state-of-the-art shop in Mooresville, N.C., which now houses Glynn's newly established Craftsman Truck Series teams. Glynn Motorsports General Manager Jason Butler will handle day to day shop operations.

"We believe by splitting up the two teams we'll be able to give more attention to each car making each team more successful individually," Glynn said. "The friendship I have with Doug will give us the opportunity to build successful teams in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, the NASCAR Busch Series, and in the near future, the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series.

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