"Brian Rose Motorsports Set To Officially Launch; Driver Ready To Blossom Again At Daytona!"
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (January 12, 2011) - - Sometimes, the term "better late than never" can be accepted in racing. For Brian Rose Motorsports, a new entity in the ARCA Racing Series (ARS) presented by Menards, the term couldn't have been more perfect.
After a monstrous winter storm crippled much of the mid-west and south east Sunday night and Monday, Brian Rose and his Brian Rose Motorsports team were trapped in the wintry mix that included ice and snow and unable to make the haul to Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway for the first of a three-day open test session.
Luckily, road and weather conditions improved on Tuesday that allowed the team to slowly but carefully maneuver through the 10 hour plus drive to the Sunshine State to tackle the newly re-paved 2.5-mile monster track Wednesday morning.
Planning to test for the remaining two days (Wednesday and Thursday), the first open test of the New Year will mark the first tango for Louisville, Kentucky native Brian Rose at the wheel of the No. 4 Harris Trucking / Team ASE Toyota Camry at the newly re-paved DIS.
Though Rose and his posse are new to ARCA, the team has some experience at the Daytona Beach, Fla. track. In 2002, the now part-time NASCAR driver competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season-opener at Daytona, qualifying an impressive fourth, leading several laps and finishing a career-best and stout third in the No. 4 Dodge Ram for Bobby Hamilton Racing.
Nearly a decade later, Rose returns to the "World Center of Racing" honored to boast the No. 4 again while also hoping to make an early impression in the ARCA Racing Series.
"We've been working hard for this test and despite the weather, we're still here," said Rose, who will attempt to make his first ARCA Racing Series start in next month's Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona. "I have a great group of guys behind me and I think this test definitely will give us a baseline on which direction we're heading."
Rose continued, "I'm looking forward to competing in the ARCA Racing Series. It's a great series and I'm embracing the opportunity to bring my new team to such a diverse series. This won't be our only ARCA race in 2011, but we're hoping to leave a lasting impression that will carry over into our next event."
Danny Rollins, well respected in the NASCAR community will serve as the crew chief for Brian Rose Motorsports. Rollins was the man responsible for guiding the young-gun to his first career NASCAR top-five finish at Daytona (Fla.) Speedway nine years ago.
Harris Trucking and Team ASE have leaped aboard as marketing partners in the No. 4 Toyota Camry for the first of 19 events on the 2011 ARS calendar, but the freshman team is planning to announce more supporters in the next couple of weeks leading up to ARCA's biggest race of the season.