CRA: The Buckeye Bash adds Winston Cup stars to event

Ponstein and Baker to supply rides for Schrader and Wallace at the Buckeye Bash Salem, IN (August 28, 2003) -- Two Sunoco Super Series teams have come forward to supply rides for NASCAR Winston Cup Series drivers Kenny Schrader and Kenny Wallace...

Ponstein and Baker to supply rides for Schrader and Wallace at the Buckeye Bash

Salem, IN (August 28, 2003) -- Two Sunoco Super Series teams have come forward to supply rides for NASCAR Winston Cup Series drivers Kenny Schrader and Kenny Wallace in the September 7th Federated Auto Parts Buckeye Bash Presented By K95.5 at Columbus Motor Speedway. Kenny Schrader will drive a car provided by Ponstein Racing, he will be a teammate of 2002 Sunoco Super Series Rookie Of The Year Andy Ponstein. Kenny Wallace will driver the primary car of Sunoco Super Series veteran racer Bull Baker.

Ponstein and Schrader have gotten to know each other this season through Ponstein's ARCA RE/Max Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team owner John Bailey, who has been friends with Schrader for several years.

"I offered one of my cars to Kenny Schrader for the Columbus race when we tested together at Toledo Speedway prior to the ARCA RE/Max Series race there in May," remarked Andy Ponstein. "I've always respected Schrader for all the racing he does besides his full-time NASCAR Winston Cup ride, I think its great we can be teammates for that event. Wouldn't it be neat if him and I are battling for the win coming to the checkers!"

Ponstein has already entered his number 00 Nylan Body Shop Ford for the Sunoco Super Series Federated Auto Parts 150 Presented By K95.5, as is Schrader's number 99 Federated Auto Parts Pontiac. Ponstein has been racing part-time with the Sunoco Super Series this season. Ponstein has made selected starts with the ARCA Re/Max Series and made his first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series debut earlier this month at Indianapolis Raceway Park.

Sunoco Super Series veteran car owner and driver Bull Baker offered the services of his primary Sunoco Super Series car for Wallace last week. Baker is currently 8th in series 2003 owner's points. Baker has five career wins with the Sunoco Super Series including a win at the prestigious Anderson 400 in 2001.

"I'm really excited about having Kenny Wallace drive my car in the Buckeye Bash at Columbus," remarked Baker. "We have struggled this season on the flat tracks, so I looked at this as an opportunity to possibly improve our race program with what we can learn from having Wallace drive the car at Columbus. My Crew Chief Tim Neal, my brother Tim, myself and the rest of our team will be working to put Kenny Wallace in victory lane on Sunday, September 7th!"

Sizzle Marine located in Columbus, Ohio, will be the primary sponsor of Kenny Wallace's number 78 Chevrolet in the Federated Auto Parts 150 Presented By K95.5. Bull Baker's regular sponsors Car Brite, Stoops Automotive Group and Cooper Tire have generously agreed to be associate sponsors of the car for the Columbus event.

For more information on the Federated Auto Parts Buckeye Bash Presented By K95.5 and the Sunoco Super Series go to www.sunocosuperseries.com.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Kenny Wallace , Andy Ponstein