Ranger Headed To Irwindale
Two-Time Race Winner to Participate in NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2011) -- A winner on both coasts in NASCAR K&N Pro Series action in 2010, Andrew Ranger is set to compete in the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown on Jan. 28-29 at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale (Calif.).

Ranger has a guaranteed starting position in the annual postseason event as a 2010 K&N Pro Series race winner. A competitor primarily in the K&N Pro Series East, Ranger drove the No. 35 Waste Management Recycling Chevrolet to a win at Lime Rock Park and recorded three additional top-10 finishes in seven total starts. He also earned the Coors Light Pole Award at the Lime Rock road course.

Additionally, Ranger made a pair of K&N Pro Series West appearances this past season, highlighted by another road course win at Infineon Raceway.

A two-time NASCAR Canadian Tire Series champion, Ranger also returned to the circuit for five races in 2010 and registered three wins. In 42 career starts north of the border, the Roxton Pond, Que., driver has 12 wins and 37 top 10s.

This will be Ranger's third appearance in the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown. Following his Canadian Tire Series championship seasons of 2007 and 2009, Ranger registered finishes of 39th and 15th on Irwindale's wide half mile.

The NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown main event is broken up into three sections - two 100-lap segments preceding a 25-lap dash to the finish. The race features secured starting spots for the 2010 champions of NASCAR's developmental series and race winners of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series from the 2010 season.

The schedule also includes a 75-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Super Late Model race and a 50-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model race.

Both nights of racing will air live on SPEED, beginning each night at 10 p.m. ET. The coverage will be anchored by Rick Allen and Phil Parsons in the booth with Dick Berggren and Jim Tretow covering action in the pits.

-source: nascar