JAMIE QUICK SHOTS * This will be Jamie's first trip to the one-mile Pikes Peak International Raceway. It will be the first time Jamie has competed on a track smaller than 1.5 miles during his stock car racing career. * Jamie recently ...
JAMIE QUICK SHOTS
* This will be Jamie's first trip to the one-mile Pikes Peak International Raceway. It will be the first time Jamie has competed on a track smaller than 1.5 miles during his stock car racing career.
* Jamie recently agreed on a deal with Jay Robinson that will allow him to focus the rest of his 2003 season on the NASCAR Busch Series. He made his series debut earlier this year when he substituted for Dan Pardus in Jay Robinson's #39 car at Nashville Superspeedway. Mosley is now planning to run the maximum number of races he can to round out the 2003 season and keep his rookie eligibility for 2004.
* Mosley's two starts in Robinson's #39 have produced the best results for the car all year long on non-restrictor-plate tracks. Jamie drove the car to 21st place in Nashville and 26th at Chicago.
* Jamie has only been racing on asphalt for two years after spending much of his career on the dirt tracks of the Midwest. Jamie still has plans on running the dirt here and there and would like to compete in the World 100 for dirt late models later this year at Eldora Speedway (OH) if his schedule will allow.
* Jamie is currently planning to race a full season as a NASCAR Busch Series Rookie of the Year candidate in 2004.
* Jamie also serves as a Kentucky State Police Dispatcher during the week. He enlisted several of his law enforcement buddies to work on his ARCA car and serve as the "over-the-wall" crew. The team is comprised of Kentucky State Troopers, Deputies and local Kentucky Police Officers. The team will start crewing the #39 Busch car in Michigan in mid-August.
JAMIE'S QUOTE BOX
On racing in the NASCAR Busch Series--
"It has been, contrary to what I would have believed, more relaxing than the ARCA Series. It's been really beneficial to run against the quality of drivers that are in the Busch Series. Running with these drivers helps you become better yourself. The series also allows you to concentrate more on green flag racing; that is taking nothing away from ARCA, but it seems like circumstances in ARCA don't allow for that much green flag racing."
On going to a new track--
"Automatically, the first thing you try to do is find some place you can compare it to, maybe someplace you have been to in the past. The unique thing about going to Pikes Peak is that there isn't anything I can compare it to. Therefore, it turns into a touch and go thing. I'll just have to use our practice wisely."
(More Mosley on the back)
On the opportunity Jay Robinson has given him--
"This will be our third race together and things have gone really well so far, considering our financial limitations. The first two races have resulted in a couple of the best runs the car has had all year long. I think Jay knows I am not out there to set the world on fire right now; instead, I want to learn and just get track time. This is a great opportunity for me with the hope I can run the entire 2004 season.
On getting experience at different tracks--
"Going to these new tracks now while we are still racing part-time is a big advantage. It will save us a lot of heartache when we come back to some of these places during our rookie year. We can work on getting the car better at these tracks rather than just getting me comfortable at them."
On how fast the year has moved--
"It has been really fast; I just can't believe it at times. We started off with the intention of doing six ARCA races. We ran three of them and didn't have the results we wanted, mainly due to circumstances beyond our control. I was very discouraged at that point. Then I got the opportunity to drive a Busch car and my mindset changed completely. I feel like I have adapted well to the Busch car. But it has been a whirlwind season to say the least."
* Three ARCA RE/MAX Series starts in 2002 (Kentucky, Lowe's Motor Speedway & Chicagoland)
* Veteran of late model, modified and sportsman divisions at Corbin (KY) Motor Speedway, Thunder Ridge Racing Complex, Mountain Motor Speedway, Perry County Speedway, Lost Creek Speedway and Rockcastle Speedway.
* Lost Creek Speedway track champion in their single-seat, off-road division in 1985 at the age of 16
* Began racing go-karts at age seven