GRAND: All-Star Showdown: Bill McNally Racing preview

BMR heads to the prestigious NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown with Five Teams Fielding Three 2010 NASCAR Touring Series Champions

Antelope, CA -- Bill McAnally Racing is looking to once again put a car in Victory Lane at the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, California. They won the inaugural event back in 2003.

The BMR effort will be delivered by five teams and drivers; three-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Champion Eric Holmes, two-time NASCAR Mexico Series Champion German Quiroga, 2010 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion DJ Kennington, 2009 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Rookie of the Year Paulie Harraka, and three-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Most Popular Driver Moses Smith.

The 2010 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Champion, Eric Holmes looks to take home a win at the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown Jan 29th. Piloting the No. 20 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry for Bill McAnally Racing along with crew chief Matt Goslant, Holmes looks to give race partner NAPA AUTO PARTS its second showdown victory. He recorded five wins last season and won the Elite Division portion of the event in 2004, while competing in the former NASCAR Southwest Tour.

The two-time NASCAR Mexico Series and reigning champion, German Quiroga will be making the more than two thousand mile trip from his hometown of Mexico City, Mexico to compete in the 2011 NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown for BMR. Piloting the No. 2 telcel Toyota, Quiroga is guaranteed a starting spot in the race as the 2010 NASCAR Mexico champion. He has 14 wins in 80 career starts in the series.

This will be the first time the 2010 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion, DJ Kennington participates in the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown. He will be piloting the No. 17 Castrol Edge/Northern Provincial Pipeline Toyota Camry. Kennington has over 25 starts in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada resident has five wins in 2010 all coming on ovals.

Bill McAnally Racing's No 16 Hasa Pool Products Toyota team and veteran NASCAR K&N Pro Series West driver Moses Smith are ready for the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown. Coming off his best season ever in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, the three-time Most Popular driver is making his fourth start in the showdown.

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West driver Paulie Harraka will pilot No. 12 NAPA Gold Filters Toyota Camry for Bill McAnally Racing in the upcoming NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown. This will be the Duke University junior's second start in this prestigious event. Harraka will be taking the green after being guaranteed a starting position by winning the 2010 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season opener at the BMR's home track of All American Speedway in Roseville, CA.

The NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown will be on January 28-29th at the Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, California. The eighth running of the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown, which brings together the top racers from the North American continent, will be highlighted by the 225-lap all-star race. Each race winner during the 2010 NASCAR K&N Pro Series season is eligible for a protected starting spot, as are the 2010 champions from each of NASCAR's six regional touring series.

-source: bmr

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Paulie Harraka , Moses Smith , German Quiroga , Eric Holmes