ASCAR: Deuce Racing Unity Car NASCAR driver named

Deuce Racing's Unity Project is proud to announce 1993 NASCAR Busch Champion and veteran of well over 100 NASCAR Winston Cup races, Steve Grissom as the first driver of the ...

Deuce Racing's Unity Project is proud to announce 1993 NASCAR Busch Champion and veteran of well over 100 NASCAR Winston Cup races, Steve Grissom as the first driver of the #48 Unity Car for the 2003 European ASCAR Championships.

Steve, who has raced, and won, at all levels of NASCAR becomes the third NASCAR driver in the Unity Car and the ASCAR series after NASCAR Craftsman Truck Driver, Randy Tolsma and NASCAR Southwest Rookie of the Year 2002, Brandon Whitt.

The drive was organised by Kieran Dynes, who became the first European NASCAR Busch driver in 1996. Kieran will take the Unity wheel himself later in the season and is pleased to support this important project.

Steve has driven for such high profile teams as Petty Enterprises, and sees his run with the Unity team as adding an international dimension to his successful career to date. Steve added, "I am really looking forward to the opportunity to drive for Deuce Racing and I am thrilled to represent the unique Unity Project. I am particularly looking forward to meeting the Military guys on my arrival in the UK".

The Unity Car is crewed solely by active or retired members of the USAF's 48th Tactical Fighter Wing based at RAF Lakenheath, where Steve will meet members of the F-15 crews during his trip to the UK (many returning from the Gulf). The car bears the number 48 and Liberty Shield in their honour and Steve is proud to fly their colours in the ASCAR Championship,

Unity Project Team Manger, retired Master Sergeant, Robby Robinson says, "Having Steve Grissom drive for the team demonstrates the validity and international reach of this important project."

The Unity Project celebrates the special bond between the United Kingdom and the United States from grass roots motor sport upwards and serves to build the bridges between ASCAR and the phenomenally successful NASCAR divisions.

"The news that Steve Grissom's decision to join us clearly shows the high regard that the 'Days of Thunder' series is held on both sides of the Atlantic," said Rockingham's CEO Ashley Pover. "The Unity Project is a very important part of the 2003 season and we look forward to welcoming all our American friends to support this great for, of motor racing. With over twenty cars, the grid for the first 'Days of Thunder' event on May 11th will boast quality as well as quantity."

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Series Stock car
Drivers Randy Tolsma , Steve Grissom , Brandon Whitt