Dustin Delaney Looks For More In Milwaukee WEST ALLIS, Wisconsin (August 23,r007) - - If ARCA RE/MAX Series rookie Dustin Delaney didn't turn heads with his quiet yet impressive 14th place finish at Illinois State Fairgrounds last Sunday, then...
Dustin Delaney Looks For More In Milwaukee
WEST ALLIS, Wisconsin (August 23,r007) - - If ARCA RE/MAX Series rookie Dustin Delaney didn't turn heads with his quiet yet impressive 14th place finish at Illinois State Fairgrounds last Sunday, then he's hoping he'll make some noise as he invades The Milwaukee Mile for Sunday's Governor's Cup 200.
Delaney, a new driver added to the Carter-2-Motorsports driver development program has not even seen the legendary Milwaukee Mile, but he's not letting the inexperience halt him from dreaming of a top-10 finish in his second career start.
Driving the No. 48 FreeFeds.org Dodge Charger for car owners Roger Carter and James Hylton, Delaney heads west from New York looking to make another lasting impression in the ARCA RE/MAX Series.
"What a pleasure it is to be here in the ARCA RE/MAX Series," said Delaney, a native of Mayfield, New York. "If I said I wasn't nervous last weekend at Springfield, I would have been lying. But, this week I'm going to Milwaukee with some confidence and a great team behind me, I'm just looking forward to getting on the track."
When asked if the inexperience at the Magic Mile will hinder him, Delaney answered, "Heading into a track that a driver has zero experience can be freighting. There is a lot of pressure to perform in any racing series, including ARCA. We have to utilize every second of practice to dial in a good setup. We're not locked into the starting grid, so I'm relying on the experience of my crew to give me a good car. I know they will."
At the present time, Delaney is running a limited schedule behind the wheel of the No. 48 Dodge, but he's hoping that with time, maybe something more permanent will develop.
"I'm very thankful to Roger Carter, James Hylton and the entire Carter-2-Motorsports team for the opportunity they have presented to me. We have a couple races nailed down for the rest of the season, but maybe with a couple more performances like last weekend, we'll announce something on a permanent basis in the immediate future."
Roger Carter, car owner of the No. 48 Dodge Charger spoke out about his newcomer's early success. "I tell you, Dustin's run last weekend at Springfield, brought us back to the early season memories of Lakeland, Salem and Winchester," he said. "Dustin did an absolutely fabulous job and brought the car home in one piece without a scratch. As an owner, you can't ask for much more. He impressed a lot of people, including me. I know he can do it again this weekend at The Milwaukee Mile, and we're looking forward to seeing it."
The Free Feds Foundation (FreeFeds.org) will sponsor Delaney as he attempts to make his second career ARCA start Sunday.
"We have a great group of sponsors here at Carter-2-Motorsports," sounded Delaney. "I've had the opportunity to have a meet and greet with several of the sponsors and I'm very proud to be carrying their logos. I know they didn't have to take a chance on me, but I am extremely grateful for their support and faith in me. I'm looking forward to giving them some exposure on Sunday."