Concord, NC (August 6, 2003) -- Most people can't hold down two jobs at one time let alone three. Jamie Mosley is not most people. He now holds three positions in the workforce, one as what most people would call a "Kentucky cop," another as...
Concord, NC (August 6, 2003) -- Most people can't hold down two jobs at one time let alone three. Jamie Mosley is not most people. He now holds three positions in the workforce, one as what most people would call a "Kentucky cop," another as owner of a successful vinyl decal business and now as a NASCAR Busch Series driver.
Mosley, a former dirt late model competitor, is announcing he will compete in the remainder of this year's Busch Series races with Jay Robinson Racing of Monroe, NC. The Kentuckian will race the team's number-39 car full-time beginning with the Cabela's 250 at Michigan Speedway (August 16th). Not bad for a guy who began the year planning to compete in just six ARCA speedway races.
"I'll be real busy now with all three jobs, but I'm really excited about the opportunity that Jay has given me," said Mosley, who has finished no worse than 26th in his first three Busch Series races with the team this year. "It's a big accomplishment and I'm really proud of it. I try to keep it in perspective: It's still just a car and I'm just a driver and I'm still like everybody else - a regular person who just happens to drive a race car.
"This season has been a whirlwind for me. Everything has moved really fast; I just can't believe it at times. We started off with the intention of doing six ARCA races with our own team. We ran three of them and we were fast in all of them, but didn't have the results we wanted, mainly due to circumstances beyond our control. I was very discouraged at that point. Then I got the opportunity to drive a Busch car and my mindset changed completely. To get to this point everything seems like it has been in slow-motion, but in reality it's been at a rapid pace."
A veteran of late model, modified and sportsman division competition at short tracks in Kentucky, Mosley was planning to make his Busch Series debut at his home track of Kentucky Motor Speedway in June driving for Robinson, but was called into action a week earlier at Nashville Superspeedway to sub for Dan Pardus. With limited track time, Mosley brought the #39 home in 21st spot, the best run for the team all year long on non-restrictor plate tracks.
Mosley has made starts at Nashville, Chicagoland Speedway and Pikes Peak International Raceway this season.
"I've really enjoyed running in the few races I have run so far this year. The whole series has been, contrary to what I would have believed, more relaxing than the ARCA Series. It's been really beneficial to run against the quality of drivers that are in the Busch Series. Running with these drivers helps you become better yourself. But I have to thank Frank Kimmel and Mark Gibson, as well as ARCA officials Joe Wells and Ron Drager, for all their help in getting me where I am now."
Mosley, who also serves as a Kentucky State Police Dispatcher, is planning to bring over part of his ARCA operation to the Busch Series. The unique part of that is the fact that his "over the wall" crew will be comprised mostly of his law enforcement friends, including Kentucky State Troopers, Deputies and local Kentucky Police Officers. The team will start crewing the #39 Busch car at Michigan.
Mosley also plans to incorporate the legions of NASCAR fans into his Busch Series career. He started a new practice in Chicago that he hopes to make a tradition by visiting with the fans in the campgrounds and signing autographs between Busch Series qualifying and "Happy Hour" sessions and then again at the end of the day.
"We've really been able to identify with the fans," Mosley said. "It's just a great way to thank them for their support. It also gives us a good chance to help promote our sponsor's products."