USAR: Greg Van Alst looking for NASCAR ride

ANDERSON, IN (WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2004) - - Racecar driver Greg Van Alst will have to wait a little longer before he is able to make his NASCAR Busch Series debut after he was unable to work out a deal with Busch Series owner Jay Robinson, CEO...

ANDERSON, IN (WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2004) - - Racecar driver Greg Van Alst will have to wait a little longer before he is able to make his NASCAR Busch Series debut after he was unable to work out a deal with Busch Series owner Jay Robinson, CEO of Jay Robinson Racing, LLC.

Van Alst was hoping to make his first start of the season at Rockingham behind the wheel of the No. 39 Ford Taurus, but details could not be worked out, leaving both headed separate ways.

"I cannot say enough about Jay Robinson," stated Van Alst. "He is a respectable businessman and the turn of events is unfortunate, hopefully another opportunity may come around and I will have a chance to drive for the Jay Robinson Racing team."

Van Alst has a new sponsor, but along with having any sponsor, there are a few hiccups. The company is new to the United States, and Van Alst is trying to bring them here, along with into NASCAR.

"We have a great sponsor for racing, we just have to overcome a couple of obstacles, and everything should fall into place," he added.

Greg is no stranger to racing. He has driven since he was ten years old, and his latest resume includes the USAR Hooter's Pro Cup Series, along with the ARCA RE/MAX Series.

"I would not mind returning to ARCA or USAR this year, but NASCAR is where I want to be," Greg said.

"We have two cars ready to race in USAR this year, we're just hoping that maybe another NASCAR deal will come around and make my dreams come true. In any event, I am going to continue to market my new sponsor, and if we don't get to NASCAR and have to settle for another series, there is always next year."

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Series ARCA , Stock car