Ricky Johnson Hopes Missouri Will "Show Me" A Victory

SUSSEX, Wisc. - After a somewhat disappointing run in Cedar Rapids, Ricky Johnson and the Nationwide Auction Systems/WorldBestBuy.com team are determined to make the Missouri 300 a memorable one. The ASA ACDelco Series heads to I-70 Speedway in...

SUSSEX, Wisc. - After a somewhat disappointing run in Cedar Rapids, Ricky Johnson and the Nationwide Auction Systems/WorldBestBuy.com team are determined to make the Missouri 300 a memorable one. The ASA ACDelco Series heads to I-70 Speedway in Odessa, Mo. this weekend where Johnson looks to collect his first career ASA victory in front of a lot of interested spectators.

"I'm looking forward to running at I-70 Speedway," Johnson said. "We had a top-10 finish there last year, even after losing a cylinder. It was my first time running there and we ran fairly well. Now that we have that experience under our belt, we should be able to capitalize on it."

"This is the closest race to Herzog Contracting Corp. in St. Joseph, Mo. and to the Nationwide Auction Systems office in Kansas City, Mo., so it will be nice to have lots of fan support," Johnson said. "It would be great to win our first race in front of all of them."

Herzog Motorsports team owners, Bill, Randy and Stan Herzog, are from nearby St. Joseph, Mo. and plan to bring nearly 1000 guests in for the race. Nationwide Auction Systems, based in Calif., have an office in Kansas City, Mo. and are also planning to bring guests to cheer on Johnson and the No. 22 Nationwide Auction Systems Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

Johnson and the team are currently seventh in the ASA Series points standings. The team has won one pole position and collected four top-10 finishes this season.

Nationwide Auction Systems, founded in 1978 and headquartered in the City of Industry, Calif., is the world's largest professional auctioning corporation specializing in governmental, utility surplus and private industry. Nationwide's auction commodities include, but are not limited to, automobiles, light, medium and heavy duty trucks, construction equipment, aircraft, boats, precious metals, scrap metal, entire business liquidations, commercial and residential real estate, vacant land, industrial plant equipment, electronics and jewelry.

San Diego-based WorldBestBuy.com is a wholly owned division of International Brands, Inc., a publicly traded technology company with majority or partial interests in Internet, media, entertainment, e-commerce, and broadcasting enterprises.

Herzog Motorsports is a successful, championship-winning race team. Based in Los Angeles, Calif.; St. Joseph, Mo.; Charlotte, N.C.; and Milwaukee, Wisc., Herzog Motorsports fields two teams in the ASA ACDelco Series.

The Missouri 300 presented by Jani-King begins at 9 p.m. EST. Live racing action will be carried by TNN Sports.

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