BUSCH: Biagi-Denbeste names Said for Charlotte

BIAGI-DENBESTE TAPS BORIS SAID FOR SATURDAY NIGHT'S SHOW Mooresville, N.C. (May 23, 2006) -- Biagi-DenBeste Racing, a newly formed partnership between Fred Biagi of Biagi Bros. Racing and Bill DenBeste of DenBeste Transportation, have tapped the...

BIAGI-DENBESTE TAPS BORIS SAID FOR SATURDAY NIGHT'S SHOW

Mooresville, N.C. (May 23, 2006) -- Biagi-DenBeste Racing, a newly formed partnership between Fred Biagi of Biagi Bros. Racing and Bill DenBeste of DenBeste Transportation, have tapped the talents of Boris Said for Saturday night's running of the Carquest Auto Parts 300 at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

"We are excited to have Boris drive for us this weekend," said Fred Biagi. "He has a diverse background in racing and is a true racer at heart. Hopefully he'll be able to step in and get a good finish for GEICO and everyone involved with our team."

This announcement comes on the heels of last week's revelation that NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division, Southwest Series driver, Auggie Vidovich II would take over the wheel of the No. 4 Dodge starting at the 1-mile concrete oval of Dover International Speedway on Saturday, June 3rd.

"I've known Auggie Vidovich for a long time and have kind of helped him every time that he has gone road racing," explained Said. "He's a really good kid and I think he's really fast. I'm glad that he's getting an opportunity."J Although Said is best known for his talents on a road course, he is looking forward to sharpening his circle track skills on the 1.5-mile oval of Lowe's Motor Speedway. "It's definitely different and it's been a learning curve," explained Said on circle track racing. "Last year I did seven ovals," he continued.J"It's a new experience. I think I'm getting better and better every time that I get on them. I'm not quite there where I'm at on a road course but I think I'm getting closer. I'm hoping that someday people won't think of as a road course racer, they'll think 'Hey, that oval guy is a pretty good road racer!'"

Said is no stranger to Lowe's Motor Speedway. "I did the Winston Open there and I've tested there before," he explained. "It's a fun and fast track. Hopefully it will be really fast now since they repaved it."

Even though Said did not participate in NASCAR's test at the D-shaped oval earlier this month, he was able to talk with a few of NASCAR's elite to get a grip on the new surface. "Everyone that I asked said that they love it," he said. "They've just said that the new tires that they have now are really, really hard. Hopefully they won't have anymore tire problems like they did last year."

Said will have to form his own opinions on Saturday night though, as the green flag waves for the start of the Carquest Auto Parts 300 at 8 p.m. Live television coverage will begin on FX at 7:30 p.m. ET with radio coverage provided by PRN affiliates.

-Biagi Bros. Racing

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Auggie Vidovich