DARLINGTON, S.C. (Sept. 2, 1998) There is a special feeling that comes with winning any NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division race, just ask any driver that has been lucky enough to take the checkered flag. On a few rare occasions,...
DARLINGTON, S.C. (Sept. 2, 1998) There is a special feeling that comes with winning any NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division race, just ask any driver that has been lucky enough to take the checkered flag.
On a few rare occasions, a driver has won the race sponsored by his very own team sponsor. Dura-Lube Chevrolet driver Phil Parsons is hoping to do just that this Saturday in the Dura-Lube 200 Presented by Bi-Lo at Darlington Raceway.
In his first year driving the Dura-Lube Chevrolet, Parsons has been close to capturing the checkered flag on a couple of occasions. In the last race at Bristol, Parsons rallied from a lap down with under 25 laps to go and finished second. With a few more laps, Parsons said he felt like he could have been the one celebrating in victory lane. Parsons is hoping to carry the momentum into this weekend's race.
If experience will have a role in determining the winner of the Dura-Lube 200 Presented by Bi-Lo, then look no further than Parsons. With over 2,250 laps of NASCAR Busch Series racing on the 1.366-mile, egg-shaped oval and even more NASCAR Winston Cup laps, Parsons will be able to rely on his experience to guide him to the front.
Parsons has recorded six top-5 and eight top-10 finishes in 18 NASCAR Busch Series starts at "The Track too Tough to Tame." Missing from his record is a win, but Parsons hopes to take care of that on Saturday.
"Our race team is really performing right now, we are so close to bringing home a victory," Parsons said. "It would be pretty special for all the folks at Dura-Lube to be able to meet them in Victory Lane."
Source: NASCAR Online