The 2004 Hungry Drivers Season Comes to a Close at Atlanta The inaugural season of the Hungry Drivers program comes to a close this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Paul Wolfe, Tracy Hines, and Mark McFarland have all completed their three ...
The 2004 Hungry Drivers Season Comes to a Close at Atlanta
The inaugural season of the Hungry Drivers program comes to a close this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Paul Wolfe, Tracy Hines, and Mark McFarland have all completed their three allotted races and Lynch will make his final start this weekend in the Aaron's 312. The Hungry Drivers team and its four rookie drivers have experienced numerous highs and lows this season, from failing to make the field at Rockingham and Lowe's to a season high 12th place finish by Paul Wolfe at New Hampshire. Exciting changes are in store for this unique racing program as Evernham Motorsports will take over the team for the 2005 season, marking their first full time NASCAR Busch Series effort. Look for an announcement in Darlington, where next year's primary "hungry driver" will finally be named.
Scott Lynch Looking to Change His Luck As He Prepares for Final Start in the No. 6 Hungry Drivers Dodge:
Scott Lynch has probably had the toughest luck of the any of the four hungry drivers this season. In his first race of the season in the No. 6 Dodge, a strong run in the May Richmond event was cut short by an accident. His second start should have been two weeks ago at Lowe's Motor Speedway, however after a wreck during practice forced the Hungry Drivers team to bring out the back-up for qualifying, Lynch failed to make the field. This weekend at Atlanta marks Lynch's final start in the No. 6 Dodge and his final chance to prove himself worthy of being named the primary driver for the Hungry Drivers program next season.
Scott Lynch on Atlanta Motor Speedway:
"Racing in the Winston West Series, I am used to the flat, smooth one-mile tracks. One of the biggest reasons I struggled so much at Lowe's Motor Speedway was not because of the higher speed but because of how bumpy the track surface is. With little prior seat time, I just wasn't able to figure out how to run a competitively fast lap time while trying to hit those bumps just right and keep the car from going straight into the wall. In comparison, Atlanta is an even faster track than Lowe's but it is much smoother. I have been told that it is so smooth you don't even realize the speed you're carrying. It's is a racer's race track with multiple grooves that allows for a lot of side-by-side racing. I have talked to several other drivers this week who have talked me through a lap around this track and have assured me that compared to Lowe's, Atlanta is a walk in park."
Hungry Drivers Spokesperson, Benny Parson's Advice to Hungry Driver Lynch:
"Scott needs to follow the more experienced drivers around the track and let them show him how to move around on the race track. The groove will change throughout the race and he needs to learn how to find it. Following the more experienced drivers can help him do that."
Lynch will drive chassis No. 10 this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Chassis No. 10 has given the Hungry Drivers team some of its best finishes of the year - Las Vegas with Paul Wolfe (18th), Dover with Mark McFarland (23rd) and Michigan with Tracy Hines (17th).
This Week's Primary Sponsor:
Shedd's Spread Country Crock® spread will serve as the primary sponsor on the No. 6 Dodge this weekend in the Aaron's 312.
Up and Coming Country Artist Mitch Glenn Performs for Race Fans in Free Concert Sponsored by Shedd's Spread Country Crock®:
Shedd's Spread Country Crock will sponsor a free concert with music by up coming country music artist Mitch Glenn.
Glenn has opened up for musicians Tim McGraw, Trick Pony and Mark Wills and he is currently working on his debut album that is scheduled to be released in January.
Scott Lynch Appearances:
Scott Lynch will greet fans and sign autographs on Saturday from 9-9:30am at the Ragu, Hellmann's and Country Crock corporate display area. On Saturday evening from 6-7pm, Lynch will sign autographs prior to the free concert of up and coming country artist Mitch Glenn at Gate 12 and Champions Parking. Benny Parsons will join Lynch in signing autographs from 6:30-7pm.