BUSCH: GM Racing Development Driver final stage

Final Stage GM Racing Development Driver Evaluation Program Set for October 10-11, 2006 at Nashville Superspeedway Two-Day Format to Showcase Talents of 10 Drivers Detroit (MI) (October 9, 2006) - The final stage of the three-stage GM Racing...

Final Stage GM Racing Development Driver Evaluation Program Set for October 10-11, 2006 at Nashville Superspeedway

Two-Day Format to Showcase Talents of 10 Drivers

Detroit (MI) (October 9, 2006) - The final stage of the three-stage GM Racing Development Driver Evaluation Program will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, October 10-11, 2006 at Nashville Superspeedway (NSS). The 10 drivers invited to participate will be driving Richard Childress Racing (RCR) NASCAR Busch Series cars.

The GM Racing Development Driver Evaluation program was designed to provide opportunities for both the drivers and the teams to connect if an opening exists in someone's driver roster. All Chevrolet teams have been invited to attend and observe the drivers throughout the three stages. GM Racing engineers along with Pratt-Miller staff members have been charged with accurately gathering data for review by Chevy team representatives.

Of the 16 original drivers invited to Stages I and II, Landon Cassill, Jeremy Clements, Marc Davis, Jeffrey Earnhardt, Drew Herring, Woody Howard, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Joey Lagano, Tim McCreadie and Jason Sarvis will be showcasing their talent before representatives of Chevy NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, Busch Series and Craftsman Truck Series teams.

The first stage was held September 12-13, 2006 at Caraway Speedway, Asheboro NC and showcased the drivers in NASCAR Busch Series (NBS) cars. Stage II of the program was held September 19-20, at Dale McDowell Dirt School located at North Georgia Speedway, Chatsworth, GA in three different dirt track late model cars.

"We (the GM Racing group) met and discussed the results of the first two stages of the program - both objective and subjective," said Pat Suhy, NASCAR program manger for GM Racing. "We ranked the drivers in groups, from top (ready to go to Nashville) to bottom (not ready for Nashville) with a group in the middle and a practical limit on the number of drivers you can properly evaluate in two days on Nashville Superspeedway. It was a very difficult process, as some very promising guys got left out. We sent our list of suggested attendees out to the teams for feedback and worked a few changes in based on their input to come up with the final list."

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay , Landon Cassill , Jeremy Clements , Tim McCreadie , Marc Davis , Jeffrey Earnhardt , Drew Herring
Teams Richard Childress Racing