BUSCH: Gilliland to pull double duty in Phoenix

Clay Andrews Racing headed to Phoenix International Raceway for the Arizona 200 this weekend (November 9, 2005, Corona, Ca) - Clay Andrews Racing is heading with high hopes to the valley of the sun to compete in the NASCAR Busch Series race at...

Clay Andrews Racing headed to Phoenix International Raceway for the Arizona 200 this weekend

(November 9, 2005, Corona, Ca) - Clay Andrews Racing is heading with high hopes to the valley of the sun to compete in the NASCAR Busch Series race at Phoenix International Raceway this weekend, November 12-13th. This is not the first time that the new Clay Andrews Racing driver, David Gilliland, has had the opportunity to compete at the track, this driver is very confident they will run well in the Phoenix 200, part of the exciting NASCAR Double Header.

Gilliland, a Chino Hills resident, has competed at PIR on several occasions in the NASCAR Grand National Division, West series as well as the NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division, Southwest Series with a victory at the 1-mile oval as recently as January 2005.

Gilliland is optimistic he can come away with a good finish as well. "We are looking for good results at Phoenix, Clay Andrews Racing is a top notch team and he has provided me with the best equipment to compete with the NASCAR Busch Series regulars, "said Gilliland.

This is the second NASCAR Busch Series race for Gilliland and the first NASCAR Busch Series race for car owner Clay Andrews. Gilliland qualified second in Robbie Gordon's NASCAR Busch Series car at Homestead in 2004 while Gordon competed in the Baja 1000 off-road race.

"David's had much success in the West Series and we're looking forward to seeing what he can do in the Clay Andrews Racing #03 Hype Manufacturing Chevrolet NASCAR Busch Series car. And we are very confident he can and will handle the 1-mile oval at PIR with good results Andrew's states. Clay Andrews brings aboard two veteran racers in Doug George, who will be serving as Crew Chief and Rick Carelli, who will act as Gilliland's spotter on race day.

Gilliland, 29, is no stranger to the NASCAR upper echelon, he drove a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for Billy Ballew Motorsports at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2005 and he finished fourth in points in the NASCAR Grand National Division, West series driving the #88 RaceCarCeilingFans.com/Honda Cars of Corona Chevrolet.

NASCAR has extended Gilliland an invitation to compete in the 3rd Annual Toyota All-Star Showdown at Irwindale Speedway. Clay Andrews Racing will also be fielding a tour car for the 3rd Annual Toyota All-Star Showdown at Irwindale Speedway with Andrew Lewis driving the #23 NAPA Filters/NAPA Belts & Hose/Rich's Motorsports/Adam's Kart Track Pontiac. "We are looking forward to a very competitive weekend from both our drivers. There has been a lot of work put into this team to make the races this week and we expect to do well" Andrews states.

Clay Andrews Racing also competes in the ASA Speed Truck Challenge with driver Clay Andrews in addition to owning a NASCAR Grand National Division, West series car, is also building a Super Late Model for Andrews to race at Irwindale Speedway in 2006. The Phoenix 200 will be televised on TNT at 3:30 pm eastern standard time on Saturday November 12, 2005.

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Series NASCAR , NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Rick Carelli , Andrew Lewis