Bryan Silas: This Is Daytona DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (February 2, 2009) - - While ARCA RE/MAX Series driver Bryan Silas may not have the vocals for American Idol, he is gearing up for a similar vocal sound as his 3400 pound-race car...
Bryan Silas: This Is Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (February 2, 2009) - - While ARCA RE/MAX Series driver Bryan Silas may not have the vocals for American Idol, he is gearing up for a similar vocal sound as his 3400 pound-race car steers towards Daytona International Speedway for the running of the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona on Saturday, February 7.
And while the "World Center of Racing" hasn't been the kindest to the Stuart, Florida native, the tough love in the past isn't keeping this upcoming star on the mends but instead determined to get the job done as the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series kicks off in style in its Super Bowl event.
"This is Daytona, enough said," said Silas, who will make his third Daytona start this weekend. "The place is amazing and literally takes your breath away. The atmosphere is grenching and the presence of the place is electrifying. When I strap in the seat, all of those components go out the window and it's time to get the job done."
With a new crew chief, Cal Boprey on-board and car owner Andy Hillenburg more determined than ever, Silas is ready to make this year's Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 a lasting memory.
"I've never been more excited about going to Daytona," sounded Silas, who will also run a limited schedule in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this year. "We really had a productive test at Daytona in December and that has given the team excitement and optimism for the race this weekend. We have a good car and the crew is dialed in, we just need to stay up front and most importantly stay out of trouble."
He continued, "Restrictor plate racing is a lot of fun, but it can also drive you crazy. From the back to the front, outside to the middle, two wide, three wide, you just never know what you are going to find yourself mixed in. It's Daytona."
"Leaving Daytona with a good run definitely keeps your spirits high until the next race in April. I've never had a top-10 finish on a restrictor plate track, but I'm looking to change that fact with the help of my Fast Track Racing team."
Nason, Yeager, Gerson, White & Lioce P.A., Holland Pump, Oasis, Palm Beach Grading (PBG) and Rockingham Speedway will all sponsor Silas's machine for ARCA's 46th annual trip to Daytona.
Silas won't head home following the ARCA RE/MAX Series festivities at Daytona; as Silas will attempt to make the NextEra Energy Resources 250, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event on February 13.
In two Daytona ARCA starts, Silas's best finish is 23rd in 2007.