Bristol: Nate Monteith preview

Graceway Pharmaceuticals to Sponsor Billy Ballew Motorsports in Bristol Monteith Returns for first time since 2007 to Pilot No. 09 Graceway Pharmaceuticals Tundra Bristol, TN, (August 17, 2009)-Bristol, Tennessee based Graceway Pharmaceuticals...

Graceway Pharmaceuticals to Sponsor Billy Ballew Motorsports in Bristol
Monteith Returns for first time since 2007 to Pilot No. 09 Graceway Pharmaceuticals Tundra

Bristol, TN, (August 17, 2009)-Bristol, Tennessee based Graceway Pharmaceuticals LLC will team up with Billy Ballew Motorsports as the primary sponsor on the No. 09 and No. 15 Toyota Tundra's for the running of the O'Reilly 200 presented by Valvoline NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway Wednesday, August 19, 2009. Graceway Pharmaceuticals will also be the primary associate sponsor on the No. 51 Miccosukee Resort Tundra driven by Kyle Busch.

"We're very excited to have Graceway Pharmaceuticals onboard with all three teams," Owner, Billy Ballew said. "They are a great organization located right in Bristol and the way all these teams have been running this year we sure like to bring them to Victory Lane in their hometown."

Native Bristol, Tennessee resident Nate Monteith will pilot the No. 09 Graceway Pharmaceuticals Tundra with Aric Almirola in the No. 15 entry at the 0.533 Mile high banked oval.

Monteith piloted a Billy Ballew Motorsports entry at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2007. This will be Monteith's second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start. He also has two prior NASCAR Nationwide Series starts (2001 Nazareth Speedway, O'Reilly Raceway Park).

Billy Ballew Motorsports has nine previous starts at Bristol Motor Speedway with one win scored by Kyle Busch in 2008. The independent team has posted three top-five and five top-10 finishes at the famed Tennessee short track.

Monteith is the 2008 Late Model Champion at Lonesome Pine Raceway and is the current 2009 Late Model Division presented by Graceway Pharmaceuticals Point's leader at the 3/8-mile asphalt track in Coeburn, VA.

"I raced in the UARA (United Auto Racing Association) Late Model race at Bristol earlier this spring," Nate Monteith said. "We had a top-five run going until we were involved in an on-track incident. The race gave me some advantage of seat time and I feel I gained some experience there on the new configuration of the track. I have to thank Graceway Pharmaceuticals and Billy Ballew Motorsports for the opportunity to run in my hometown of Bristol in the No. 09 Tundra."

-credit: bbm

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Aric Almirola , Kyle Busch