BUSCH: Behind the Barriers: ORP

Steve Wallace will have a teammate in the Busch Series next year. In a deal announced this week, RWI will expand to a two car team in 2008 with Rusty's son Steve behind the wheel of the No. 66. HomeLife Communities, the current sponsor of the No....

Steve Wallace will have a teammate in the Busch Series next year. In a deal announced this week, RWI will expand to a two car team in 2008 with Rusty's son Steve behind the wheel of the No. 66. HomeLife Communities, the current sponsor of the No. 66 RWI entry will be involved with both RWI entries in 2008. The car number and driver lineup will be announced in the future.

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Having won the 2006 USAC National Midget championship, Josh Wise is no stranger to O'Reilly Raceway Park. Wise, who is signed as Michael Waltrip Racing's development driver, will make his NASCAR Busch Series debut driving the No. 22 Family Dollar/Supercuts Dodge for Fitz Motorsports this weekend in the Kroger 200.

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Jason Leffler is no stranger to victory lane at O'Reilly Raceway Park. Leffler has visited ORP's victory lane seven times between 1998 and 2003, earning five victories in the USAC National Midget Series and two in the USAC Silver Crown cars. Jason drives the No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry in the Busch Series.

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Jason Keller will mark his 411th career start in the NASCAR Busch Series at O'Reilly raceway Park. The Series record for starts currently belongs to Tommy Houston with 417. Keller has earned nine top-10 finishes over 13 starts at ORP, including two victories (1995 and 1999).

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We had a nice chat with Pierre Bourque at ORP on Friday. Bourque was entering his first career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race, which, unfortunately, ended early after a meeting with the wall. We were able to confirm that Borque was the gentleman responsible for spearheading the successful campaign that resulted in the Canadian government issuing a postage stamp honoring the late Gilles Villeneuve. My hat's off to Pierre for honoring his countryman and a great racer.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Keller , Jason Leffler , Gilles Villeneuve , Josh Wise , Pierre Bourque , Steve Wallace