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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Bowling Green, Kentucky's Brian Rose raced from the rear of the pack to claim a 14th place finish in Saturday night's 50-lap NASCAR Late Model Stock Car feature at Nashville Speedway USA. After a ...

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Bowling Green, Kentucky's Brian Rose raced from the rear of the pack to claim a 14th place finish in Saturday night's 50-lap NASCAR Late Model Stock Car feature at Nashville Speedway USA. After a too-loose set-up during qualifying put Rose in the 19th position for the start of the season's final 50-lap feature, Rose was unable to avoid a collision which caused sheet metal damage to the #72 Robo Enterprises Monte Carlo. Although the crew was able to pull the fender away from the right front tire, Rose had to run the remaining 49 laps without his hood in place, which severely alters the car's aerodynamics. "This shows the importance of a strong qualifying effort," said Rose, who last week was voted Nashville Speedway USA's Most Popular Driver by readers of the Middle Tennessee Racing News. "It's not uncommon here (at Nashville Speedway) for there to be crashes in turn one of the first lap. It usually happens in the middle of the pack, and the people running up front don't get caught in it. This time, because of my qualifying position, it happened right in front of me and there was no way for me to completely avoid it. The crew did a great job of getting us back out there as quick as they did." "We were still able to pass some cars and climb toward the front even with the damage," added Rose. "For the last points race of the year I would have rather had another top five finish, or especially a win, but considering the damage to the car, I'm glad we were able to continue to race and finish as high as we did." Rose next travels to North Carolina for an October 22 Late Model race at Concord Motorsport Park and an October 28 Late Model race at Caraway Speedway, before heading back to Nashville for the track's November 4 125-lap final race of the year. Racing Rose, Inc., based in Bowling Green, Kentucky, was formed in 1999. The team has over 100 years of combined experience in the racing industry. The year 2000 has seen the Robo Enterprise #72 Monte Carlo claim several top 10 finishes and two top 5s. Sponsored by Robo Enterprises, a developer of natural gas and crude oil properties, Rose plans to gain regional and national point standings through top speedways in Nashville, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, before moving into the NASCAR Craftsman Truck or Busch Racing Series.

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