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Craig Goess and the Eddie Sharp Racing No. 81 Greenville Toyota of NC Toyota will take the track at the Tire Kingdom 150 presented by ModSpace at Palm Beach International Raceway on February 27 at 1 PM. BAD LUCK IN DAYTONA- Goess and the No. 81...

Craig Goess and the Eddie Sharp Racing No. 81 Greenville Toyota of NC Toyota will take the track at the Tire Kingdom 150 presented by ModSpace at Palm Beach International Raceway on February 27 at 1 PM.

BAD LUCK IN DAYTONA- Goess and the No. 81 team had bad luck at the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200. On lap 16, a car blew a tire in front of the No. 81 Greenville Toyota of NC, and Goess could not navigate through the wall of smoke. He collided with Dakota Armstrong, causing substantial damage to No. 81. The damage was too substantial to fix, and Goess finished in 34th. Goess and the No. 81 team are looking for better luck this week at the second race of the season.

ROAD COURSE RACING- As the ARCA Racing Series drivers get ready to race on a newly added track, Goess prepares for his third road course race. In 2008, Goess competed in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. During his impressive rookie season, Goess raced in his first road course race at Watkins Glen and finished 14th. He finished the season 16th in points. Goess competed in the ARCA Racing Series in 2009 and ran his second-ever road course race, finishing 10th at the New Jersey Motorsports Park.

FIRST TRIP FOR GOESS- Not only is this the first race at PBIR for the ARCA Racing Series, it is also the first time Goess will drive at the track. Goess is a former Legends Car star, competing for more than 10 years in Semi-Pro and Pro divisions. With a 98-percent win ratio and Legends Car feature wins at more than 24 tracks, Goess hopes to make PBIR his first ARCA Racing Series win. The first time he will be on the track is practice and qualifying on Friday, Feb. 26.

NEW STOP FOR ARCA - This will be the first time the ARCA Racing Series will race at Palm Beach International Raceway. The event at PBIR is ARCA Racing Series' 13th road course race since 1958. The first road course race was at the now defunct Meadowdale Raceway in Carpentersville, Illinois, in 1958 and was won by Fred Lorenzen.

GRAIG GOESS ON THE INAUGURAL RACE

"It should be a cool experience. Being in a new element and taking to a new place, the race should be exciting. I'm interested to see how we all make the best of the situation when we are not used to the track."

ON STRATEGY FOR PBIR "I'm going to try to qualify as close to the front as possible so we won't have to battle from the back like we did last week and risk getting caught up in something again. "

EDDIE SHARP ON GOESS

"Craig shows incredible talent. He has come a long way already, and I am excited to have him develop this year. Last year at New Jersey, Craig did really well, especially since it was his second road race ever."

-source: eddie sharp racing

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Series ARCA
Drivers Craig Goess , Fred Lorenzen