BUSCH: Andy Santerre named Smoke-Free Ted's Racer

Andy Santerre has been named "Smoke-Free Ted's Racer of the Month" for July. Every month, after reviewing a variety of series, Smoke-Free Ted selects the driver that would serve as the best example for kids. Ted says, "We get web site "hits"...

Andy Santerre has been named "Smoke-Free Ted's Racer of the Month" for July. Every month, after reviewing a variety of series, Smoke-Free Ted selects the driver that would serve as the best example for kids. Ted says, "We get web site "hits" from all over the country. The kids love Andy. He is mentioned in e-mail to Ted often. Just returning to action would have been enough, but Andy's ability to over come adversity and maintain a positive attitude is what really sets him apart.". Andy Santerre was the 1998 Raybestos "Rookie of the Year. For the '99 season he has only four starts to his credit. He broke his right leg in a lap-24 crash in the season opening Napa Auto Parts 300 at Daytona International Speedway. After a long layoff Santerre and his MONRO Racing crew returned to the NASCAR Grand National North Series event at New Hampshire International Speedway on July 1 and dominated! It was an awesome win! Unfortunately he failed to qualify for the next Grand National Series event at Myrtle Beach Speedway on July 17. He did not let adversity defeat him. Andy Santerre, and the #47 MONRO Muffler Brake & Service Chevrolet Monte Carlo, won their first ever NASCAR Grand national Series event in the Pikes Peak 250 at Pikes Peak International Raceway in Pikes Peak, Colorado on Saturday, July 25, 1999. Santerre powered by Dale Earnhardt, Jr.on lap 235 of the 250-lap race for the lead and never looked back. Congratulations to Andy Santerre! He is a great example of someone that lives big, maintains a positive smoke-free lifestyle, and displays character traits for all to admire. A picture of Andy's car can be seen on Smoke-Free Ted's home page at www.smokefreeted.org. Smoke-Free Ted is a giant Panda bear that represents a smoke-free lifestyle to children. Smoke-Free Ted's Racing is an organization that provides positive benefits to children that remain Smoke-Free. "Kid's Safe" racing news is one of those benefits.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Dale Earnhardt