SCOTT LYNCH TO DRIVE THE NO. 62 ORLEANS RACING DODGE LAS VEGAS - Oct 19, 2005 - An 11th hour effort will put the No. 62 Orleans Racing entry on the track this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. With backing from Lynch Mob Motorsports Scott Lynch...
SCOTT LYNCH TO DRIVE THE NO. 62 ORLEANS RACING DODGE
LAS VEGAS - Oct 19, 2005 - An 11th hour effort will put the No. 62 Orleans Racing entry on the track this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. With backing from Lynch Mob Motorsports Scott Lynch will handle the driving duties.
"When we heard that the No. 62 was taken off the tour we called our good friend Michael Gaughan to see if we might work something out where Scott could drive it for the rest of the year," explains Scott's father, Jim Lynch. "We ended up making a deal that will keep two Orleans Racing Dodge trucks on the track for the balance of the 2005 season."
"Mr. Gaughan was reluctant to race the No. 62 given the circumstances of its parking," the senior Lynch added, "but I was able to secure enough sponsorship to keep it running just to help Scott get more exposure on what has already been a phenomenal year for him."
Scott Lynch led the NASCAR West Series points standings for the majority of the season only to finish second after having a bad break in the series' final race of the year. This five-race effort in the No. 62 should help Lynch continue his NASCAR career efforts.
"Scott's been associated with Orleans Racing since 2003 and after speaking with his Dad (Jim) I've decided that we'll do this to help Scott develop his career," Brendan Gaughan said of the decision to roll the No. 62 to Martinsville. "Of course the original plan parked the 62 and it took quite an effort to get it ready to run this weekend, but being that our relationship with the Lynch family goes back several years we were able to work something out to help Scott along his career path. I'm somewhat crossing swords with my dad (Michael Gaughan) over this given that he wanted the No. 62 parked after Steve's departure earlier this week," Gaughan added. "But the Lynches were able help us out with a little sponsorship. I also know all to well how difficult it can be to get noticed in this game, and if I and this race team can help Scott get up on the radar screen then we're happy to help."
"I'm glad that Mr. Gaughan has allowed me to take the No. 62 out for a few races this year," offered Scott on this recent development with the Orleans Dodge. "With these runs in the No. 62 combined with my NASCAR West Series efforts this year I hope to show a car owner that I'm ready to take the next steps. I know this opportunity is limited to just this year, but I think it'll gain me valuable seat time in front of some car owners that I'd never get without the help of Orleans Racing."
Qualifying for this week's Kroger 200 will take place October 21st and the 200-lap event is scheduled to run the following day at 1 PM eastern.