TC Motorsports; Odell Excited About Kentucky Return SPARTA, Kentucky (July 5, 2006) - - After spending some time competing in the NASCAR Busch Series, TC Motorsports with driver David Odell return to the ARCA RE/MAX Series and Kentucky Speedway...
TC Motorsports; Odell Excited About Kentucky Return
SPARTA, Kentucky (July 5, 2006) - - After spending some time competing in the NASCAR Busch Series, TC Motorsports with driver David Odell return to the ARCA RE/MAX Series and Kentucky Speedway for the running of this Friday's WLWT Channel 5-150.
TC Motorsports has good reason to be looking forward to returning to the 1.5-mile speed plant. Last month, Odell qualified his No. 35 TC Motorsports Chevrolet 20th but maneuvered his way through the field to capture an eighth place finish, his third top-ten finish with the team in five starts.
"I always enjoy running at Kentucky," explained Odell, a well-known late model driver for the Lawrenceville, Georgia area. "TC Motorsports always runs well in the ARCA RE/MAX Series and we're looking to continue that success this weekend. Since our last race, we've dabbled a little bit in the NASCAR Busch Series and ran the Nashville event. We did well, but we're all looking forward to coming back to ARCA territory."
"I don't know what it is about Kentucky, but I like it. It's a very fast and smooth track and it just adapted to my racing style. We didn't qualify well last month, we were better than our 20th place effort. The goal for the race was to keep calm and just work our way to the front. We did that. I think if we would have had some more time we easily could have tapped our second top-five finish together but we ran out of laps. We're looking to improve on our performance and put our TC Motorsports Chevrolet into victory lane."
When asked if Kentucky is a lot like Nashville Superspeedway, the site of Odell's career best finish in the ARCA RE/MAX Series he stated, "No, not really. There are really two different tracks. However, I enjoy competing at both of them. I have to drive both tracks differently and the handling of the cars is much different because of the surface of the facilities. Nonetheless, I'm looking forward to Kentucky this weekend and Nashville next month."
TC Motorsports heads into the tenth event on the 2006 schedule without the security of a primary sponsorship. As race weekend quickly approaches, the team is still looking for additional funding.
"We have a lot to offer for any potential sponsors," said team owner Tammy Clower. "We have a hardworking crew, a talented driver and top equipment. Just think of what we would be able to do if we had some additional backing. This team is capable of leading races and running in the top-ten. We've proved that. We just need some help to continue to make that happen."
Odell said, "Our racing is minimal because of the high cost of racing. TC Motorsports has run our races this season out of their own pocket. I appreciate that. However, it's our goal to eventually run for the championship in ARCA. We need a sponsor to do that. Unlike the spring event, the race is televised and we have to use that to our advantage. Dreams come true if you want them bad enough. We need a sponsor bad so we can make our dream come true."
Rolling into Kentucky, Odell a third generation driver has five ARCA RE/MAX Series starts to his resume with a career best finish of fourth at Nashville Superspeedway (August 2005) while holding two additional top ten finishes of sixth and eighth respectively at Salem Speedway (September 2005) and Kentucky Speedway (June 2006). He also has a career best Superspeedway qualifying effort of tenth at Nashville Superspeedway (August 2005) followed by a career best short track time trials effort of sixth at Lanier National Speedway (May 2005).