Irish driver to start Charlotte race

Any racing organization that would name themselves after a black cat can't be superstitious. Right? Well, that won't stop Black Cat Racing from bringing "The Luck of the Irish" with them on October 4th at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Black Cat Racing...

Any racing organization that would name themselves after a black cat can't be superstitious. Right? Well, that won't stop Black Cat Racing from bringing "The Luck of the Irish" with them on October 4th at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

Black Cat Racing announced this week that Irish-born driver Kieran Dynes will pilot one of their Chevy Monte Carlos during the upcoming ARCA/REMAX Series race in Charlotte, North Carolina -- the same weekend as the UAW-GM Quality 500 NASCAR Winston Cup race.

The car will carry a very special paint scheme to commemorate the thousands of Americans who lost their lives in New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania last week. An illustration of the race car is expected to be released in the next few days.

Dynes, a native of Dungannon, Ireland, has already raced in ARCA and NASCAR Busch Grand National competition, the first European driver in history to achieve such a feat.

"I am just excited about the chance to drive at Charlotte again," Dynes said. "It is the center of the racing world and hopefully you can gain some attention if you have a solid finish.

"Black Cat Racing has given me a great opportunity where there will be 100,000 NASCAR fans, and live television cameras. With a little 'Irish Luck', I know I can prove my abilities to American fans and team owners!"

Black Cat Racing already fields the #13 Monte Carlo, sponsored by Jerry "The King" Lawler, in the ARCA Series. They have added a second team to their stable due to their confidence in Dynes' ability -- especially for this high-profile event. That combination also has plans to participate in the open testing at Daytona International Speedway this December, hoping to qualify Dynes for Speedweeks in both ARCA and the Busch Series. A top Irish TV Channel plans to be on hand to film a documentary on Kieran during Speedweeks at Daytona.

-www.kierandynes.com.

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