BUSCH: Kansas: Jamie Mosley preview

Jamie will be part of a MAJOR NASCAR announcement involving the state of Kentucky on Wednesday, October 8 at Thoroughbred Park in Lexington (KY). Lt. Governor Stephen L. Henry and University of Kentucky Men's Basketball Coach Tubby Smith will...

Jamie will be part of a MAJOR NASCAR announcement involving the state of Kentucky on Wednesday, October 8 at Thoroughbred Park in Lexington (KY). Lt. Governor Stephen L. Henry and University of Kentucky Men's Basketball Coach Tubby Smith will also be a part of the press conference.

This will be Jamie's first trip to the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway. Mosley has found considerable success on the 1.5-mile tracks during his freshman year in the series, coming home 21st at Nashville Superspeedway and 26th at Chicagoland Speedway.

After some much needed time off, Jamie is ready to get back behind the wheel of his #39 Karnes Dyno Rev machine. During his off weekend, Mosley spent some time at home with his wife and daughter. He also made an autograph appearance to help promote his upcoming announcement in Kentucky.

Despite the fact that Hurricane Isabel cancelled Busch Series qualifying, Jamie had a great weekend at Dover International Raceway. Mosley, who started the #39 Karnes Dyno-Rev / FANS Motorsports Ford in 31st spot, was able to last through the attrition and motor his way up to the 17th spot before falling back to 26th when the checkers fell on the Stacker 200.

JAMIE'S QUOTE BOX

On racing at Kansas Speedway--

"I've never been to Kansas, but I've been told it is a lot like Chicagoland. Chicagoland is a very smooth track and I'm sure Kansas will be the same. It's the type of track that fits my driving style because I've heard it takes a lot of finesse and very little brake. We've had some good luck this year at the 1.5-mile tracks and I'm expecting the same this coming weekend. We were set to race the ARCA race at Kansas Speedway, but our plans changed pretty quickly with this Busch deal. I'm really looking forward to a great weekend."

On the upcoming announcement--

"I think it will open a lot of people's eyes. I can't give away too much at this time, but this is a major announcement for NASCAR and for the state of Kentucky. Kentucky is known for two things in the sports world-- thoroughbred racing and the University of Kentucky. Now, NASCAR will become even a greater part of the great 'Bluegrass State.' It should be quite a big deal once people hear about it."

On the time off--

"It is nice to be able to get some time off, especially with a tough final part of the season. We have seven-straight races now to finish out the year all over the country, from Kansas to Phoenix to Charlotte to Miami, so everyone probably enjoyed their last weekend off until late November. I spent some time with my wife and my daughter by just hanging out and having a good time. We were able to go spend some time at a couple of local festivals and I even participated in an autograph session."

On the Dover weekend--

"We had a really great day. That was probably the most competitive we've been all year long. In the first 125 laps, we made it up into the top-20 before we had to come in and pit. We fell back a little with some various problems, but all in all, it was a really good day for this team. We moved up to the second groove of the track and I ran some good cars down. We caught and passed a lot of really good racecars out there. I really liked the race track. I look forward to going back there next year. We had a good racecar and good engine; it is really encouraging now going to Kansas Speedway. Dover helped me get my confidence back after the last few weeks." RACING EXPERIENCE:

Three ARCA RE/MAX Series starts in 2002 (Kentucky, Lowe's Motor Speedway & Chicagoland)

Veteran of late model, modified and sportsman divisions at Corbin (KY) Motor Speedway, Thunder Ridge Racing Complex, Mountain Motor Speedway, Perry County Speedway, Lost Creek Speedway and Rockcastle Speedway.

Lost Creek Speedway track champion in their single-seat, off-road division in 1985 at the age of 16

Began racing go-karts at age seven

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