BUSCH: Bace bids on winning

(Huntersville, NC)--- This weekend three-time NASCAR Busch Series Champions BACE Motorsports storms into the last eight-race-stretch of the 2000 season. While others are all ready looking to the 2001 season for another ten course dining...

(Huntersville, NC)--- This weekend three-time NASCAR Busch Series Champions BACE Motorsports storms into the last eight-race-stretch of the 2000 season. While others are all ready looking to the 2001 season for another ten course dining experience, BACE examines what is left of the 2000 feast and finds a five star meal.

For BACE, the remainder of the 2000 NASCAR Busch Series season embraces chances to win, good chances at that. The team has acquired multiple wins through out its tenure, a good portion of those wins were amassed at the venues that remain on the schedule.

BACE has one win at Darlington and has conquered Dover Downs with an extraordinary total of three wins.

"There's something about those tracks (Darlington, Dover) that our team likes. They've found their niche with them in the past, and it seems the current team has also found the same secret. We've always been best at the shorter tracks," comments team owner Bill Baumgardner.

An understatement. BACE Motorsports knows short tracks. Having logged victories at Hickory, Nazareth (twice), Indianapolis Raceway Park (twice), South Boston (twice), Milwaukee, and Myrtle Beach, common sense tells you that the leftovers of 2000 will be good to them. Richmond, Rockingham, Memphis, and Phoenix, four events left on the 2000 schedule, fall within the .5 to 1-mile criteria BACE has for winning.

"Short tracks seem to adhere to me and this team. We've had a lot of strong, consistent runs this year at them. We ran extremely well in Bristol (2), hanging around in 11th all night. And though it's not a top ten or top five, it was a consistent run. Consistency is the element we've been missing," states Tony Raines, driver of the No. 33 BACE Motorsports machine.

"There may be eight races to go, and the Championship title may be nailed down, but these next eight (races) could mean the difference between ninth in the points and fourteenth. The competition between those spots is fierce. We're setting out to get BACE a win. This team is good- the guys at the shop and the weekend guys. We've taken everything up a notch. We've got the odds on our side" added Raines.

Bace Motorsports holds three Busch Series Championship titles (1995, 1996, 1997) and two Rookie of the Year titles (1994, 1999). Among winning four NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races and acquiring the 1996 ASA Championship, Raines secured the title of 1999 Busch Series Rookie of the Year with Bace Motorsports.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Tony Raines