Front Row Motorsports Helps Guest Add to 'Bucket List' Retired Navy Chief Guest of Team and Bristol Motor Speedway STATESVILLE, N.C. (August 17, 2010) - Tony Roberts didn't need to see a movie to know that once he retired he'd like to attend...
Front Row Motorsports Helps Guest Add to 'Bucket List'
Retired Navy Chief Guest of Team and Bristol Motor Speedway
STATESVILLE, N.C. (August 17, 2010) - Tony Roberts didn't need to see a movie to know that once he retired he'd like to attend the NASCAR Sprint Cup night race at the Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS). The recently retired Navy Chief of over 20 years has long been a fan of one of the most anticipated events on NASCAR's top circuit. And now, through help from Front Row Motorsports (FRM), the Bristol Motor Speedway and a few of his friends, Roberts will fulfill his dreams by attending Saturday night's Irwin Tools Night Race.
Roberts was invited to attend the race after his neighbor and longtime friend Jonathan Miller contacted Front Row Motorsports. The team and BMS will give Roberts, Miller and his friends the opportunity to come and meet FRM drivers David Gilliland, Travis Kvapil and Tony Raines as well as get an infield view of the speedway.
"I just can't believe it," commented Roberts. "I've watched so many races from Bristol and have always been amazed by the steep banking and racing there. This is really a dream come true to be able to meet the Front Row Motorsports drivers and be in the infield of the track. I can't thank everyone enough, especially Jonathan, for making it happen. I guess I'll be mowing his grass and washing his car in retirement to make up for this. It's just great."
FRM supports all veterans of the military and armed forces for their dedications.
"It's something special when someone serves your country for over 20 years," said Bob Jenkins, team owner. "We get to go racing because of people like Tony and his fellow service men and women in the Navy. If we can give something back, it's only a small token of our appreciation."
FRM will attempt to field three entries in Saturday night's Irwin Tools Night Race. The race is scheduled to being at 7:30 p.m. (ET) on ABC.