CRAVEN TO HAVE EXTRA HELP AT MICHIGAN CONCORD, N.C. -- Ricky Craven will have an extra crew member on his team for the Craftsman Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway on June 18. Although he will not be wearing a firesuit, he...
CRAVEN TO HAVE EXTRA HELP AT MICHIGAN
CONCORD, N.C. -- Ricky Craven will have an extra crew member on his team for the Craftsman Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway on June 18. Although he will not be wearing a firesuit, he will be dressed for action with his own cape. Batman will be supporting Craven and the No. 99 Superchips team throughout the weekend at Michigan.
"I am really looking forward to racing the 'Batman Begins' truck at Michigan and hopefully having him there will give us a little extra help," Craven said. "My son is pretty excited about it too and plans to be there to meet one of his favorite super heroes. I'm hoping he can share some of his secrets about how he gets extra speed out of the Batmobile that I can use on my truck. I'm also counting on him to keep some of my competitors at a distance on the track."
Batman will be on hand to promote his upcoming movie "Batman Begins" which will premier next week. Craven's truck will sport a special "Batman Begins" paint scheme and he will wear a Batman firesuit on race day. Licensed shirts and hats will also be available at select Team Caliber souvenir trailers at MIS that weekend.
"Promotions like this are a lot of fun for the entire team," Craven said. "It's something different for all of us. We all grew up watching Batman and reading the comic books so I'm sure there will be a few crew members wanting to have their picture taken with him."
Roush Racing is a subsidiary of Livonia, Mich., based Roush Industries that operates 10 motorsports teams; five in NASCAR Nextel Cup with drivers Mark Martin, Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards, three in the Busch Series with Martin, Kenseth and Edwards, and two in the Craftsman Truck Series with drivers Ricky Craven and Todd Kluever. For sponsorship inquiries, contact John Miller, Roush Racing, (704) 720-4600.