Ballew Brings West Driver to PIR Phoenix, Arizona (November 6, 2007)-This may be Andrew Myers first start in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, but not his first time on the Phoenix International Raceway (PIR). Myers brings NASCAR Grand ...
Ballew Brings West Driver to PIR
Phoenix, Arizona (November 6, 2007)-This may be Andrew Myers first start in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, but not his first time on the Phoenix International Raceway (PIR). Myers brings NASCAR Grand National, West Series experience with him to the 1-mile track just outside Phoenix, Arizona.
Myers will pilot the No. 15 NEO Synthetics Billy Ballew Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado Friday, November 9 in the Casino Arizona 150 (150 lap, 150 mile race). Billy Ballew Motorsports has eight previous NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts at the Phoenix International Raceway with a best finish of fourth in 2005. Myers has four previous starts at PIR in the NASCAR Grand National, West Series with one win (April 2006), one top-5 and one top-10 finish.
Myers and Ballew are not the only ones with experience at PIR. Billy Ballew Motorsports crew chief and veteran driver, Doug George has quite a history at the track as well. George has one NASCAR NEXTEL Cup and six NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts at PIR with a best finish of ninth in 1996. George is a NASCAR Grand National, West Series Champion and a NASCAR Southwest Series Champion clinching his title at the 1-mile dessert track in 1990.
"I'm really excited about making my first start in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series this weekend with Billy Ballew Motorsports,0x2879 Myers said. "I spent last week with the team where we went to Caraway to make a few laps and then to Texas for the race. I am a hands-on person so it was a great way for me to get to know the truck and the guys on the team. I've had a win at PIR in the Grand National Series and am pretty comfortable with the track itself. Phoenix is known for the tight corners and being able to get the vehicle to turn. It should be fun experiencing it in a race truck. Doug George, my crew chief, has a lot of experience racing here as well so I know that will be beneficial for me. The guys on this team including Richie Wauters have been very helpful with preparation for this debut. I'm hoping to make a few laps behind Kyle (Busch, teammate) to see his line since he's had success at PIR as well."