Englishtown: Bob Tasca III preview

TASCA SPORTS SPECIAL BLUE AND WHITE COLORS OF FORDPARTS.COM AT HIS HOME TRACK THIS WEEKEND IN ENGLISHTOWN DEARBORN, MI - June 8, 2010 - This weekend, Bob Tasca III's Ford Shelby Mustang Nitro Funny Car will shed its familiar ...

TASCA SPORTS SPECIAL BLUE AND WHITE COLORS OF FORDPARTS.COM AT HIS HOME TRACK THIS WEEKEND IN ENGLISHTOWN

DEARBORN, MI - June 8, 2010 - This weekend, Bob Tasca III's Ford Shelby Mustang Nitro Funny Car will shed its familiar red-and-white Motorcraft/Quick Lane paint scheme for Ford blue in conjunction with the public launch of the new FordParts.com website.

Not only will FordParts.com make its debut as a sponsor, but it will also be the first time Motorcraft/Quick Lane hasn't appeared on Tasca's Ford Shelby Mustang Nitro Funny Car in the three years he has been in the NHRA Funny Car Class. Tasca's counterparts in NASCAR, Wood Brothers Racing and Bill Elliott, are also running the FordParts.com paint scheme on their No. 21 Ford Fusion at the Michigan NASCAR event this weekend.

"This will be the first time that I've had a race car that doesn't have Motorcraft/Quick Lane on the side of it," said Tasca. "I'm excited about running the FordParts.com Shelby Mustang this weekend. I've always wanted to drive a white and blue car because it is one of my favorite combinations. Hopefully we can do it justice and put it in the winner's circle."

"FordParts.com was designed for people to buy parts from the convenience of their home," said Tasca. "Customers can now shop for Motorcraft parts in their pajamas. It's a pretty cool initiative. The website is the place it's going to be for the future. It's a new way of doing business."

Old Bridge Township Raceway Park holds a lot of history for Tasca and his family. Once the site where his grandfather would race and the place where he earned his first national event win, the track in Englishtown, New Jersey, holds a special significance for Tasca.

"Englishtown is my home track," said Tasca. "I'm not superstitious, but I can't dispute much about Englishtown. It's the site of my first national event win and a place that has a lot of history, both for the sport of drag racing and my family. My grandfather raced there. It's the first track that I ever went to and I can still remember sitting in the stands watching Bob Glidden and John Force make runs. Although I've had a short career so far in racing, it still holds a lot of significance. I grew up there; it's in my backyard. There will be a lot of family and friends there and to debut the FordParts.com car it makes it really significant."

-source: tasca/motorcraft

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Series NHRA
Drivers Bill Elliott , John Force , Bob Glidden , Bob Tasca III
Teams Wood Brothers Racing