BUSCH: Brewco Forms Team for Atwood

Brewco Motorsports forms second team for Atwood Shawn A. Akers MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (July 11, 1998) Since making his NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division debut at Rockingham in February, Casey Atwood has been a much-sought...

Brewco Motorsports forms second team for Atwood

Shawn A. Akers

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (July 11, 1998) Since making his NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division debut at Rockingham in February, Casey Atwood has been a much-sought after commodity. The commodity is no longer on the market.

Atwood, the 17-year-old high school junior from Antioch, Tenn., has signed a deal to drive a second car in the NASCAR Busch Series for Brewco Motorsports Inc., and team owner Clarence Brewer. The deal is for Atwood to drive in select events for the remainder of the 1998 season and for a full season in 1999.

"We have been watching Casey's progress for over a year," Brewer said. "He raced at Nashville Speedway, 100 miles from our shop, and he has raised some eyebrows. He is a very successful young driver with a bright future."

Atwood qualified 15th and finished 21st in his first NASCAR Busch Series start in the GM Goodwrench Service Plus 200 at North Carolina Speedway in February. The following month, the youngster burned up his "home track" of Nashville Speedway USA by winning the Bud Pole and finishing second in the BellSouth Mobility/Opryland 320.

Atwood has made six NASCAR Busch Series starts in all.

"I've been talked to by several teams concerning my future and am most impressed with Clarence Brewer and the entire Brewco Motorsports team," Atwood said. "I feel very comfrotable with the entire organization. They are very willing to do whatever necessary to win."

Brewer now joins the ranks of multi-car team owners in the NASCAR Busch Series. He also owns the No. 37 Timber Wolf Chevrolet, driven by Mark Green.

"The motorsports industry has proven the success and benefits of a multi-car operation," Brewer said. "The formation of an additional team will make Brewco Motorsports more competitive in the future. We now have access to additional personnel and the ability to develop in-house programs, such as chassis, body and engine."

Atwood will drive a Chevrolet with the No. 27 on the side. Sponsorship negotiations are currently under way, and an announcement on the No. 27 team will be made at a future date.

A team spokesperson said Brewco Motorsports is very close to signing a sponsor for Atwood's team.

Source: NASCAR Online

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Casey Atwood , Mark Green