Cale Gale To Make NASCAR Busch Series Debut At Nashville LEBANON, Ten (Wednesday, June 7, 2006) - - 21-year old Cale Gale of Mobile, Alabama will make his NASCAR Busch Series debut at Nashville Superspeedway this Saturday night in the Federated...
Cale Gale To Make NASCAR Busch Series Debut At Nashville
LEBANON, Ten (Wednesday, June 7, 2006) - - 21-year old Cale Gale of Mobile, Alabama will make his NASCAR Busch Series debut at Nashville Superspeedway this Saturday night in the Federated Auto Parts 300, at the same facility that he made his ARCA RE/MAX Series debut in April where he pulled together a stout sixth place finish.
For this weekend, Gale will be driving the No. 1 Miccosukee Resort & Gaming Dodge Charger that has been normally driven by NASCAR veteran Mike Wallace. Veteran driver Jason Keller started the 2006 season in the No. 1 machine, but was relieved of his driving duties earlier this season.
"Words cannot express how excited I am and thankful I am for this opportunity to represent Miccosukee Resort & Gaming and Phoenix Racing," said Gale. "We ran very well and were a threat in the ARCA RE/MAX Series. I'm very comfortable with the track. I'm racing against some of the best NASCAR drivers this weekend, I just want to do a good job for our team and win the respect of my other competitors. A top-ten finish is definitely realistic this weekend."
Gale is currently the shock specialist for Phoenix Racing and has done several test sessions in the Busch car as well as their NASCAR Nextel Cup Series car, which he tested two weeks ago at Greenville Pickens. He started his tenure with James Finch, owner of Phoenix Racing last fall.
Gale's racing career began at the age of four. By the age of six, he had won 25 races and picked up his first track championship at Mobile Motorsports Park in Kushla, Alabama racing Go-Karts.
Gale quickly climbed up the racing ranks from Go-Karts, to Pure Stocks, to Super Stocks and then Super Late Models, and most recently the Southern All Stars Supertruck Series.
In the Supertruck Series , Gale won the Speedweeks competition in Lakeland, Florida. for the second straight year in February. At age 17, he won the 2002 Super Late Model track championship, and Rookie-of-the-Year honors at Mobile International Speedway. He was the first person to accomplish this feat in the 38 year history of the speedway.
The Federated Auto Parts 300 (225 laps/300 miles) is the 15th of 35 events on the 2006 NASCAR Busch Series schedule. This weekend's race consists of a one-day show. Practice begins Saturday, June 10th at 8:30am with a rookie practice to follow at 9:45am with qualifying set for 4:00pm live on SPEED. FX will air the event live beginning at 6:30PM CST, with MRN handling the airwaves also starting at 6:30 PM CST. The race will also be available via XM radio channel 144 launching at 6:30pm. CST