Richmond: Edwards/RET race report

SHEPHERD SCORES TOP 6 FINISH FOR CARL EDWARDS/ R.E. TECHNOLOGIES AT RICHMOND RICHMOND, Va. -- June 24, 2006 -- Peter Shepherd recorded the best finish of his rookie season in the USAC Silver Crown Series finishing 6th Saturday at the...

SHEPHERD SCORES TOP 6 FINISH FOR CARL EDWARDS/ R.E. TECHNOLOGIES AT RICHMOND

RICHMOND, Va. -- June 24, 2006 -- Peter Shepherd recorded the best finish of his rookie season in the USAC Silver Crown Series finishing 6th Saturday at the Richmond Times-Dispatch 100 at Richmond International Raceway. Rain washed out qualifying and the field was set based upon practice times. When the green flag dropped, the young Canadian moved the No. 199 Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Silver Crown car up through the field. Conserving his equipment, Shepherd stuck to the game plan and followed USAC veterans.

"I feel comfortable when I am behind veterans like Brian Tyler, Dave Steele and Bud Kaeding," said Peter Shepherd. "Those are guys that I can gauge myself off of. I pick up little things every time. You never stop learning as a racecar driver."

Shepherd moved the No. 199 Ford powered C&R car to 4th late in the race. On lap 90, the No. 199 encountered a problem with its left rear which sent the car into the wall. The C&R chassis protected Shepherd on the impact and he walked away without a scratch.

"The Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing team has always had a great car since I have been behind the wheel," said Shepherd. "A couple of cars had problems tonight and unfortunately we were one of them."

Peter Shepherd and the team finished 6th but believed their car was capable of winning.

"The car has always been capable of running near the front but now I feel that I am at a level where I can guide the car up to the front more often," said Shepherd. "I want to thank everyone on the crew Robert Gant, Robert Hubbard and Chris Santucci. Our Ford engine had all of the power when we needed it this weekend."

The USAC Silver Crown Series presented by K&N visits the 1.5 mile oval at Chicagoland Speedway on June 29th. The series will share the track with the NASCAR Nextel Cup and Busch Series that weekend.

USAC SILVER CROWN SERIES ON TV

The Richmond Times-Dispatch 100 is scheduled to air on the Outdoor Channel July 22 at 5pm Eastern time. The Outdoor Channel will air twelve, one-hour broadcasts this season with additional replays scheduled. Veteran racing broadcast icon, Jack Arute will call the race while Rob Klepper will handle the color commentary. Brienne Pedigo will report from pit lane. For a complete TV schedule, please visit our website.

ON THE WEB

Our website www.retechracing.com provides the latest information about the Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing team. The site also offers photos and stories of the team from the track.

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Series USAC
Drivers Dave Steele , Brian Tyler , Bud Kaeding , Carl Edwards , Peter Shepherd , Tim Richmond