BUSCH: Stanton Barrett To Finish Season for Donlavey

Barrett joins ChannelLock team for rest of year DENVER, N.C. (April 8, 1999) Fresh from a strong 12th-place qualifying effort and a 19th-place finish in his first race with the team, Stanton Barrett has been pegged to drive the ChannelLock ...

Barrett joins ChannelLock team for rest of year

DENVER, N.C. (April 8, 1999) Fresh from a strong 12th-place qualifying effort and a 19th-place finish in his first race with the team, Stanton Barrett has been pegged to drive the ChannelLock Chevrolet for the remainder of the NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division season. Barrett will continue his association with the team at Saturday's Moore's Snacks 150 at the .533-mile, high-banked Bristol Motor Speedway. In this race a year ago, Barrett started 21st and then stormed to the front for an eighth-place finish.

"I am really excited to be working with (crew chief) Richard Lasater and the guys on this ChannelLock team," Barrett said. "This is the most competitive team I've had a chance to drive for and I appreciate the faith they have put in me.

"My dream has been to race, and I want to race as much as I can. This gives me a great opportunity with a top crew chief and a solid race team," Barrett said. "I've worked all of my adult life for this and dreamed of it a long time before adulthood. This is another step for me in the right direction."

Barrett will also drive at Bristol for veteran car owner Junie Donlavey, wheeling the Triple Edge Silicon Wiper Blades/Suburan Lodge Taurus. The 26-year-old Barrett is a native of Bishop, Calif., who has competed in most forms of motorsports, including Indy-style cars, and all forms of NASCAR stock cars.

Of his 10 starts in the NASCAR Busch Series last season, Barrett qualified in the top-20 seven times and recorded three top-15 finishes, including his eighth-place finish at Bristol. Barrett's other top-15 finishes were last season at Daytona Beach, Fla., and Las Vegas, showing his versatility. He nailed a fourth-place starting position at Nazareth, Pa., in May, qualifying the car started by Kevin Lepage, and started ninth in last year's race at Nashville, Tenn., again at two very differently style race tracks.

Source: NASCAR Online

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kevin Lepage , Stanton Barrett