Toledo: Brad Smith race report

APPLIANCZONE.COM RACING: SMITH RATCHETS IT UP AT TOLEDO -- Driver And Crew Finding Their Groove In 2010 ARCA Series Corydon, Indiana -- Brad Smith, driver of ApplianceZone.com Racing's ...

APPLIANCZONE.COM RACING: SMITH RATCHETS IT UP AT TOLEDO
-- Driver And Crew Finding Their Groove In 2010 ARCA Series

Corydon, Indiana -- Brad Smith, driver of ApplianceZone.com Racing's #26 Ford in the ARCA series, squeezed a season best 18th spot finish today during the Menard 200/ Federated Car Care race at Toledo Speedway. Smith, a 22-year veteran of the series, says his team is finally seeing sunshine after a succession of disappointments drew dark clouds over this year's tour.

"The car ran well, speeds were competitive and the crew really showed signs of finding their groove," Smith said shortly after the checkered flag. "I'm calling it a moral victory at least. We had a really fun weekend."

Smith's buoyant outlook at least partially stems from having been joined at the track by his brother Jeff and longtime friend Wayne Kintz. The two shared the role of crew chief in a tag team approach that leveraged their combined thirty years of experience in ARCA racing. Although Jeff Smith has been involved with Brad's racing career from the beginning, he's been unable to participate for most of this year.

Said Jeff: "Brad's got a lot of new and younger guys on his team this time around and needed Wayne and I to show them the ropes. Basically, they just need to learn from people that have done it --just like we did. Having come up from the back at Talladega and again today, the team is getting a real boost in spirits."

-source: bsm

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Series ARCA
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