Charlie Bradberry Busy With Triple Header, Busch Race at Memphis 22-Year-Old Will Make His NASCAR Busch Series Debut Chelsea, Alabama (October 10, 2005) -- After several career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts, former NASCAR Southeast...
Charlie Bradberry Busy With Triple Header, Busch Race at Memphis
22-Year-Old Will Make His NASCAR Busch Series Debut
Chelsea, Alabama (October 10, 2005) -- After several career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts, former NASCAR Southeast Series champion Charlie Bradberry is set to take on the NASCAR Busch Series. Bradberry will make his Busch Series debut on October 22 at Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, TN, in the Sam's Town 250 driving for Tommy Ramirez Motorsports.
Bradberry will test the #91 Speed Zone Energy Drink Dodge this coming Wednesday at the .75-mile Memphis track in preparation for the event.
"I'm really excited to get this opportunity with Tommy and the entire 91-team," said Bradberry. "I've got some experience in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and I've raced at Memphis several times in both the Trucks Series and the Southeast Series (then, the All Pro Series), so hopefully things will go well. I'm looking forward to the test to get a good feel for the car. If things go well at the test and during the race, we might do a couple of more shows together later in the year."
Bradberry has four career starts at Memphis. He raced at the track three times with the Southeast Series, with his best finish being third. He also started one Craftsman Truck Series race at Memphis, back in 2003, when he finished 16th with his family-owned operation.
"I like Memphis. It is a fast track, but it is a good beating-and-banging short track as well. I've always seemed to run pretty well there. In fact, I had my best career Truck Series finish at Memphis. It should all transfer over to the Busch car pretty well."
The test on Wednesday will begin what will be a busy two-week stretch for Bradberry.
On Friday, Bradberry will take his #78 Super Late Model to Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL, to compete in the final Blizzard Series race of the year. The Blizzard Series races lead up to the annual Snowball Derby held in December at the track. Bradberry won the Snowball Derby in 2003.
On Saturday, Bradberry will take his Super Late Model to South Alabama Speedway (Opp, AL) for a $4,000-to-win, 100-lap event.
Sunday, Bradberry will return to the NASCAR Southeast Series when the series makes its second stop of the year at the Music City Motorplex on the complex of the old Nashville Fairgrounds in Nashville, TN. Bradberry had one of the fastest cars during the first race of the year at Nashville with the Southeast Series, but was collected in a first-lap, multi-car accident.
"This is going to be a busy couple of weeks leading up to next weekend's Busch race," added Bradberry. "I think we have a good shot at winning two of the three races we are entering this weekend, if not all three of them. We have a good Super Late Model that is fast no matter where we run. We got rained out at Concord (NC) last weekend, so hopefully things go better with that car on Friday and Saturday.
"Our Southeast Series car is pretty good too. We tested at Nashville a few days ago and that test went really well. Baring any big, first-lap accidents like we had there earlier in the year, I think we will be in contention to win that race as well. A good top-three finish there would make me happy."
Charlie Bradberry competes in major Super Late Model events and in the NASCAR Southeast Series.