Michigan: Eddie Sharp Racing preview

Eddie Sharp Racing looks to continue stint of success Ken Butler III returns to the seat of the No. 22 at Michigan MOORESVILLE, NC (June 13, 2007) -- Powered by Toyota, Eddie Sharp Racing's No. 22 team looks to continue its current wave of...

Eddie Sharp Racing looks to continue stint of success
Ken Butler III returns to the seat of the No. 22 at Michigan

MOORESVILLE, NC (June 13, 2007) -- Powered by Toyota, Eddie Sharp Racing's No. 22 team looks to continue its current wave of success at Michigan International Speedway.

Ken Butler III returns to the No. 22 Domino's Pizza Toyota this weekend after an 8th place run by Josh Wise at Pocono Raceway. Butler has split his racing duties in 2007 between ESR and Michael Waltrip Racing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

While it is Butler's first visit to the two-mile oval, Eddie Sharp Racing has had success. Last August, with driver T.J. Bell, ESR led on the final lap only to be caught up in an accident with veteran Frank Kimmel. The second ESR entry of Ryan Mathews finished 2nd.

This year, Butler and teammate Michael McDowell will each pilot Toyota Camrys in hopes of a 1-2 finish. Owner Eddie Sharp is optimistic about the team's chances of success:

"Both teams have been running well recently," said Sharp. "Michael and the 2 crew have been the story of the season so far in ARCA. They're close to getting their first win. Ken and the 22 team finally clicked with the victory in Toledo and Josh's Pocono race was uplifting. The organization as a whole is where it should be. We were so close in winning Michigan last year. This year, we expect more."

The ARCA 200 will air live on SPEED at 5 pm on Friday, June 15.

-credit: teamesr.com.

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Series ARCA
Drivers Michael Waltrip , T.J. Bell , Michael McDowell , Josh Wise , Ken Butler III , Ryan Mathews
Teams Michael Waltrip Racing