BUSCH: Kentucky: David Odell preview

SPARTA, Kentucky (June 14, 2006) - - After making their second NASCAR Busch Series start of the season last weekend at Nashville Superspeedway, Georgia's TC Motorsports with blooming talent David Odell steer north towards Sparta, Kentucky looking...

SPARTA, Kentucky (June 14, 2006) - - After making their second NASCAR Busch Series start of the season last weekend at Nashville Superspeedway, Georgia's TC Motorsports with blooming talent David Odell steer north towards Sparta, Kentucky looking to participate in Saturday's night Meijer 300.

For the second time in two weeks, the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series will be hours away competing with the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and ARCA RE/MAX Series at Michigan International Speedway leaving another low car count for the 16th event on the 2006 schedule, but there is still enough entries where a couple teams will have to load up early and head home.

"We're fighting the same battle we did last weekend and we turned out just fine," said Odell, driver of the No. 07 TC Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo. "We weren't bad at Nashville, but this is a learning curve for me and this team and we're making the best of it. Kentucky Speedway is a very fast and wide track. I'm accustomed to short track races, but the more seat time I'm getting on the bigger tracks is really helping me."

For TC Motorsports owner Tammy Clower, competing in this weekend's event is crucial. "We're a small-funded team with limited crew members and we're running these races out of our own pocket and it's tough. We don't have the same resources as some of our other competitors, but I think we're making ourselves noticeable. We just have to make the race this weekend and finish the race. So far, nothing should stop us from reaching our goals."

TC Motorsports heads into the 16th event on the 2006 schedule without the security of a primary sponsorship. As race weekend quickly approaches, the team is still looking for additional funding.

"We have a lot to offer for any potential sponsors," continued Clower. "We have a hardworking crew, a talented driver and top equipment. Just think of what we would be able to do if we had some additional backing. This team is capable of leading races and running in the top-ten, we just need some help to make that happen."

While the team landed in Nashville last weekend without any prior experience this season, it won't be the same case this weekend. Earlier this year, TC Motorsports made their '06 debut in the ARCA RE/MAX Series with electrifying results. After starting the Harley-Davidson of Cincinnati 150 from the 20th position, Odell charged through the pack during the course of the short 103 lap event and amassed as a serious contender for the win before being forced to settle for eighth.

"Kentucky is one of my favorite tracks," explained Odell, a well-known late model driver for the Lawrenceville, Georgia area. "When we compete in ARCA we run well. We used that race as a testing session for this weekend's event. We had to deal with the weather, handling issues and traffic and we performed flawlessly. No doubt that the additional track time will help me this weekend."

-tcm

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