BUSCH: Darlington: Dave Blaney preview

DAVE BLANEY TAKES ON THE "LADY IN BLACK": * Dave Blaney and the Camping World team are looking forward to proving Darlington Raceway isn't "too tough to tame." Heading south for more short track racing under the lights, the ...

DAVE BLANEY TAKES ON THE "LADY IN BLACK":

* Dave Blaney and the Camping World team are looking forward to proving Darlington Raceway isn't "too tough to tame." Heading south for more short track racing under the lights, the Camping World team is confident they can keep the No.10 up front.

* Crew Chief, Trent Owens, is also looking forward to his first race atop the pit box at his home track. Owens grew up in Darlington, S.C. in the shadows of the famed Darlington Raceway. Watching uncle Richard Petty race, Owens has been in the garage area at Darlington Raceway since he was five years old. Getting a win here would cap off his long list of memories within the walls of the "lady in black."

* In Busch Series competition, Blaney has logged four starts at the South Carolina 1.366 mile-oval. He captured three top-15 starts and two top-10 finishes, including a runner-up finish in 1999.

* Braun Racing associate sponsor, The Fraternal Order of Eagles, is responsible for founding the first national day to honor mothers-Mother's Day. Frank Hering, from South Bend, IN, dedicated member of FOE, had the idea for a special day that would provide a formal recognition for mothers. In 1904 Hering verbalized publicly his idea of a "national day of honor for mothers" but it took 10 years for his idea to become a reality. Legislation was introduced in the U.S. Congress in 1914 requesting a presidential proclamation making the second Sunday in May Mother's Day. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed May 10, 1914 the first official Mother's Day.

BLANEY ON RACING AT DARLINGTON RACEWAY:

"It's been a few years since I raced a Busch car at Darlington; I think it was 2000. Tire grip is really important at Darlington so taking care of the tires during the race will really help us. You run so close to the wall at Darlington that its not uncommon to brush it a time or two but that can really slow you down so I'll be working hard to keep the No.10 Camping World Camry off the wall and get another strong finish for this team."

EQUIPMENT INFORMATION:

The No. 10 Camping World team will compete with chassis #24 in this weekend's Diamond Hill Plywood 200. This chassis was raced at California Speedway where Blaney sat on the pole and finished 10th. It was also raced at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway where Blaney finished 16th and 25th respectively.

-credit: br

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Richard Petty , Trent Owens , Dave Blaney