Kevin O'Connell Set to Drive the No. 43 Taleo Grill Chevrolet at Road America NASHVILLE, TN., (June 14, 2010) -- Baker Curb Racing announced today that they will partner with O'Connell Racing (www.OConnellRacing.com), a southern California ...
Kevin O'Connell Set to Drive the No. 43 Taleo Grill Chevrolet at Road America
NASHVILLE, TN., (June 14, 2010) -- Baker Curb Racing announced today that they will partner with O'Connell Racing (www.OConnellRacing.com), a southern California based road racing team, and driver Kevin O'Connell for the NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Road America this weekend. The Bucyrus 200 presented by Menards is the first national NASCAR racing event at the Wisconsin track since the 1950's and will be televised live on ESPN 2 at 3:00 p.m. ET Saturday.
"Road America in a Nationwide Series car is a unique opportunity to run at arguably the fastest and most historic road course in North America," said O'Connell. "We are pleased to be partnering with Baker Curb Racing for this race and presenting Taleo Grill, "The Taste of the Mexican Riviera", as our sponsor. I had not raced at Road America since my rookie season with the Skip Barber Series but got reacquainted with circuit in May by racing the historic full downforce open wheel car. The seat time was vastly different than I remembered but should be very beneficial for this weekend's race. This format is different from how we have raced in the past but I believe we have a great combination of people and we'll have a strong run this weekend!"
The No. 43 team was a late addition to the Baker Cur Racing stable but the group has gelled in recent weeks showing their potential on the track. Lagasse Jr. was fast in practice and qualifying the last two weekends and ran in the top 10 for a majority of last week's Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway. After running sixth, a faulty jack on two pit stops placed him deep in the field, but he drove his way back into the top 10 late in the race before a low right tire slowed his progress.
"We are very pleased with Scott Jr.'s performance this season, he has been solid and gotten everything out of the car's that we give him," said Baker Curb Racing president Matt Crews. "In tough economic times, partnering with O'Connell Racing for this weekend is beneficial for both organizations. Scott Jr. will be back in our cars for additional races this season and we are working hard to secure sponsorship to keep him on the track full-time for the remainder of the season. We look forward to him building upon the momentum he has gained over the last few races and feel that he is on the verge of consistently running in the top 10 every week."
About O'Connell Racing: O'Connell Racing is a professional California based road racing team that has competed in North America in the Grand Am Rolex Series and in NASCAR. The team is dedicated to implementing energy efficient and environmentally compatible technologies for motorsports applications, and competes in select motorsports events in an effort to bring the greatest visibility, media and branding opportunities to its sponsors and partners: General Environmental Management, Inc., Taleo Grill, Mothers Polishes-Waxes-Cleaners, MicroFiberStuff.com, NEO Synthetics, Sparco USA, World Equity Group, Inc., Praxis Wealth Management, PAOCO and Arnett Designs.
About Baker Curb Racing: Combining speed and sound, Baker Curb Racing brings a unique tune to the Nashville and the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Owners Gary Baker and Mike Curb combine for over 100 years of experience in NASCAR and national marketing and branding. The team became a vision of Baker and Curb's passions for racing and a desire to bring a new professional team to the landscape of Nashville and to help satiate the desires of local NASCAR fans. To keep up with all the happenings of the team, visit www.bakercurb.com