BUSCH: Dexter Bean to debut at Michigan

Dexter Bean and Jay Robinson Racing Join Forces For NASCAR Busch Series Debut! WESTBY, WI (8-15-06)- - Westby, Wisconsin native Dexter Bean is proud to announce that he will be running his first NASCAR Busch Series event at Michigan...

Dexter Bean and Jay Robinson Racing Join Forces For NASCAR Busch Series Debut!

WESTBY, WI (8-15-06)- - Westby, Wisconsin native Dexter Bean is proud to announce that he will be running his first NASCAR Busch Series event at Michigan International Speedway this weekend!

BlackJack Racing, Jay Robinson Racing, and Five Star Telecom have come together to send this 19-year-old to the NASCAR Busch Series for his debut. Bean will be racing the No. 49 car owned by Jay Robinson Racing with primary sponsorship from Five Star Telecom, which is based in LaCrosse, WI.

Jay Robinson Racing has been involved in racing since 1995 and have competed in the following series; NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Weekly Racing Series, NASCAR All-Pro Touring Series, American Racing Association Late Model All-Star Tour and The NASCAR Busch Series. Jay Robinson Racing has its headquarters in Monroe, North Carolina. The team has been racing in the Busch series full-time since 2001. BlackJack Racing is honored to join forces with such a well-respected and productive racing organization such as Jay Robinson Racing.

Five Star Telecom was established in 1973 and has become one of the largest interconnect companies in the Upper Midwest. Five Star Telecom has stuck by Bean's side since he began his racing career at the young age of 10 years old. Bean first started racing go-karts in LaCrosse and at Nordic Raceway in his hometown of Westby, WI. As he advanced and broadened his racing experience, Five Star Telecom was right there with him. Five Star has been instrumental in fulfilling this young man's dreams of becoming a racecar driver and words cannot express our gratitude!

The No. 49 Ford Fusion has been driven by the likes of Jamie Mosley, Jorge Goeters, Shane Hall and Derrike Cope. This vehicle has been driven on numerous tracks including Michigan International Speedway.

This whole event would not have been possible without the help and guidance of Jeff Spraker of Spraker Racing Enterprises. Spraker has been Bean's mentor since late last season and has been an amazing help in helping Bean achieve his racing goals. Spraker Racing Enterprises is located in Mooresville, NC with an additional location in Eastern New York. Spraker Racing Enterprises specializes in specializing in hanging bodies, all types of repair work, third members (building & renting), shock dyno work, laser alignment systems, as well as consulting by Jeff Spraker and his staff.

Bean has many emotions regarding the upcoming weekend and excitement is on the top of his list. He has been dreaming of this day since he started racing and he now has the opportunity to race with the best of the best!

"I never imagined back when I started racing the Dodge Weekly Series I would be here! My biggest goal is to get through practice without any problems and qualify in a position that puts me in the show, which happens to be the same goals I set for myself for my first ARCA RE/MAX Series race. This will be one of the most competitive races I have ever been in and if I make the race it will be one of the biggest accomplishments of my career! I am also really excited to race behind the wheel of a Ford Fusion. It should be really interesting comparing my ARCA car to the Busch Series car which is also something I never thought I would have the opportunity to do," states the enthusiastic 19 year old.

Bean and the No. 49 Five Star Telecom-Ford Fusion will fire its engine on Saturday, August 19th at 2:55 PM EST. The NASCAR Busch Carfax 250 consists of 125 laps or 250 miles. Bean is also racing the full ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule, which includes the ARCA 200 on Friday, August 18th. Immediately following the NASCAR Busch Series race on Saturday, this determined young driver will head to Springfield, IL to participate in his first ARCA RE/MAX Series dirt track competition on Sunday, August 20th.

-credit: www.dexterbean.net.

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Drivers Derrike Cope , Shane Hall , Jorge Goeters , Jeff Spraker , Dexter Bean