HOMESTEAD, FL.-Angela's Motorsports has decided to double its presence in the NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division at the Ford 300 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend. The wiredflyer.com sponsored team will consist of two...
HOMESTEAD, FL.-Angela's Motorsports has decided to double its presence in the NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division at the Ford 300 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend. The wiredflyer.com sponsored team will consist of two cars, with two experienced drivers: Jay Sauter and Kevin Lepage.
"Wiredflyer.com contacted us over the weekend and told us that they wanted to field two cars for the last race," said team-owner Angela Harkness. "Kevin has helped us tremendously with the formation of this team so we wanted to give him a chance, as well as Jay. Our goal is to see both cars qualify for the event, and in turn give wiredflyer.com twice the exposure."
Lepage will pilot the No. 71 wiredflyer.com Ford at the 1.5-mile oval, with Richard Lasater as crew chief. Lepage won his first career Busch Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 1996. He has competed at the track seven times, twice in the Winston Cup Series.
Lepage has competed in the Busch Series this year in the Brewco Motorsports owned No. 37. In 23 starts, with Brewco, Lepage has three top-five and six top-10 finishes.
Sauter will remain the driver of the No. 02 wiredflyer.com Ford, with crew chief Bobby Leslie. He has competed six times at Homestead, his best finish was third in 1998 in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Sauter began the 2002 season sharing driving duties with Jeff Green in the No. 21 Richard Childress Racing car. This season he has posted one top-five and three top-10 finishes in 12 starts.
Sauter attempted to qualify for the Bashas' Supermarkets 200 last week at Phoenix International Raceway, but failed to make the field by .04 seconds. However, the team's confidence level is significantly higher heading into the season finale. Sauter recently posted the fastest lap in the No. 02 wiredflyer.com entry during a test session at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
"The test at Homestead went really well," Sauter said. "We had a chance to try new setups and experiment with the car a little bit. It also gave the team a chance to gel. The car was fast, which we were tremendously happy with. I know we can run well here this weekend."
With Sauter's recent test session and Lepage's successful history at Homestead, Angela's Motorsports and wiredflyer.com are hoping that two cars will double their chance at success.