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Busch driver Kerry Earnhardt to race at Texas

Earnhardt to drive No. 83 Chevrolet in Winston Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. MOORESVILLE, NC--FitzBradshaw Racing will field the No. 83 Aaron's Dream Machine Chevrolet Monte Carlo in the Samsung/Radio Shack 500 on March 30, 2003 at ...

Busch driver Kerry Earnhardt to race at Texas

Earnhardt to drive No. 83 Chevrolet in Winston Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

MOORESVILLE, NC--FitzBradshaw Racing will field the No. 83 Aaron's Dream Machine Chevrolet Monte Carlo in the Samsung/Radio Shack 500 on March 30, 2003 at Texas Motor Speedway. The car will be driven by Kerry Earnhardt.

Earnhardt was slated to drive the No. 83 Aaron's Dream Machine in select Winston Cup Series races during the 2002 season, however, rain cancelled qualifying for all events. Those were FitzBradshaw's first attempts in the Winston Cup Series and no owner points had been accumulated.

"We're excited about this race," Earnhardt said. "We tried a couple times last year to make races in the Aaron's Dream Machine, and each time we tried we got rained out. It was a pretty big joke around the garage."

"This is great for us," FitzBradshaw co-owner Armando Fitz said. "We're going to have two Busch Series cars competing in Texas, plus Kerry in the Aaron's Dream Machine for the Cup race. We're taking huge steps in the direction we need to in order to be a competitive team in NASCAR."

Earnhardt, who has tentative plans to run several more Winston Cup races this year, will be joined in the Texas Busch Series race by Jimmy Spencer, who will be piloting the No. 82 Jani-King Chevrolet for FitzBradshaw Racing.

Earnhardt is currently 20th in NASCAR Busch Series driver point standings.

PRE-RACE QUOTES by Kerry Earnhardt

Regarding the O'Reilly 300 NASCAR Busch Series Race:

"We were pretty good at Texas last year. We finished right around where we started but the car was really starting to come in when the rain came. I like this type of track, so I'm ready to get out there and see what we can do."

Regarding the Samsung/Radioshack 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Race:

"I'm just ready to race. We tried to make so many Winston Cup races last year and we always got rained out, so I think more than anything else, I'm just anxious. We tested out there and had a real good first day, so I'm hopeful we'll continue that."

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