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NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Chicago Motor Speedway August 18, 2001 Driver: Lance Norick ...

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
Chicago Motor Speedway
August 18, 2001

Driver: Lance Norick #90
Sponsor: Aventis Behring Choice
Crew Chief: John Monsam
Owner: Ron Norick

12th in NCTS Points
13th in Owner Points

The Truck:
"High Boy" Last raced at Nashville where Norick qualified 11th and finished 9th, moving him from 14th to 12th in NCTS points.

Norick visits children at 2 local hospitals - Children's Memorial and Rush.

Norick to make appearance at fundraiser for Chicago Hemophilia Foundation at Aventis Behring manufacturing plant in Kankakee, IL.

250 guests will be in attendance for Victory Lane Kids event at Saturday's race.

50 additional guests will be in attendance from the plant in Kankakee.


Lance Norick:
"Chicago is like a one-mile Martinsville, with long straight-aways. It's like racing around a paperclip. Chicago has tight turns, and it's pretty hard on your brakes."

John Monsam, Crew Chief:
"For Chicago, we're taking the same truck we ran at Nashville. I feel this was our most competitive race of the year, and now we just need to gain some momentum for the rest of the season."

Gus Primm, Team Manager/Spotter:
"High Boy ran so well at Nashville, we thought we'd bring it this week & see if it likes Chicago. This truck has good stopping power and is good off the corners, so we should do well this week."

Pre-Race Activities To Focus On Driver'S Charity
Lance Norick and the "Victory Lane Kids*" Race Into Chicago Area

Through Aventis Behring's Victory Lane Kids* program, patients at local children's hospitals will be able to experience some of the thrill of NASCAR racing. Driver Lance Norick will sign autographs and visit patients this week. He then will appear at a fundraiser just outside Chicago at the Aventis Behring manufacturing facility at Kankakee, IL.

NASCAR Craftsman Series Driver Lance Norick says: "It makes me feel great to be able to give something to my community and through the Victory Lane Kids program, I get the chance to do so in just about every city I race. It makes me feel like I am doing more than just racing. I am getting to give back to the fans who make it all possible."

Wednesday, August 15th from 2-4PM, Norick will visit patients at Children's Memorial on behalf of his Victory Lane Kids program. On Thursday, August 16th from 9AM-12PM Norick will visit with patients at Rush Presbyterian.

Then on Thursday, August 16th, from 2-5PM, Norick will head to Kankakee to meet with the people who make the lifesaving products used by people like those in the Victory Lane Kids program.

Saturday, August 18th from 1-4PM 300 guests of Aventis Behring will be in the stands, cheering for their driver Lance Norick and his #90 ABChoice Chevrolet. In addition tickets to the race, hospitality guests receive lunch, fantastic gifts (including t-shirts, hats and die-cast collectibles of the #90 ABChoice Chevy Silverado!) They also get to meet Norick and get his autograph at the hospitality suite before the race begins at 4PM on Saturday.

Victory Lane Kids* Sponsor Information Victory Lane Kids* was developed for children who have been treated with coagulation therapies developed by Aventis Behring, LLC. Aventis Behring makes the blood clotting products that allow people with hemophilia to live healthy, active lives. Hemophilia is a flaw in the body's blood clotting system, making it difficult to control bleeding even after minor injuries.

Aventis Behring is a global leader in the plasma protein industry, providing a wide range of innovative, high quality therapies and unique support services to patients worldwide. Aventis Behring's AB CHOICE is about bringing together members of the bleeding disorders community so they can collectively benefit from available information and resources. AB CHOICE is about celebrating that which makes each member of this community unique. Aventis Behring's AB CHOICE is a unique healthcare initiative for people with bleeding disorders to provide customized access to resources and educational services. It is open to all interested patients families and professionals.

2001 Performance:
When Where Start Fin. Points
2/14/01 Daytona 19 4 4th
3/04/01 Homestead 4 13 9th
3/17/01 Bakersfield 23 27 11th
4/07/01 Martinsville 21 27 15th
5/06/01 Gateway 13 14 12th
5/12/01 Darlington 18 20 14th
5/20/01 Pikes Peak 13 23 15th
6/02/01 Dover 16 17 14th
6/08/01 Texas 14 12 14th
6/23/01 Memphis 7 8 13th
6/30/01 Milwaukee 8 17 13th
7/07/01 Kansas 16 11 14th
7/14/01 Kentucky 14 18 14th
7/21/01 New Hampshire 7 16 14th
8/03/01 Indianapolis 9 15 14th
8/10/01 Nashville 11 9 12th

Career Stats
Starts in 2001: 16 of 16
Year-to-Date Earnings: $173,780
2001 Top-5 Finishes: 1 in 16 races
2001 Top-10 Finishes: 3 in 16 races
2001 Top-15 Finishes: 8 in 16 races
2001 Top-20 Finishes: 13 in 16 races

1996-2000 NCTS Results
Number of Starts: 109
Race Winnings: $860,361

Other NASCAR Series:
Winston West: 6 Starts: $40,924
Winston Cup: 1 Start: $22,645

Team Owners
Lance Norick - Birthday: September 20,1968 - Residence: Charlotte, NC
Ronald J. Norick - Birthday: August 5, 1941 - Residence: Oklahoma City, OK

L & R Motorsports is an Oklahoma-based corporation that operates the L & R Motorsports Racing Team. L & R Motorsports, co-owned by Ron Norick and driver Lance Norick, maintains complete racing facilities in Concord, NC, with corporate offices in Oklahoma City.


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