BUSCH: John Graham to compete at Memphis

Graham Returns to the ...

Graham Returns to the #72 for Memphis and more...

Highpoint, NC -- John Graham returns to the number 72 MacDonald Motorsport Team at Memphis for the NASCAR BUSCH Series' Sam's Town 250. It will be his first opportunity to race at the ¾ mile Memphis Motorsports Park track on Saturday, October 23rd .

"It's a new series for me and NASCAR BUSCH is where we want to be in 2005. We had an opportunity to race at Richmond and IRP earlier and we look forward to building on that."

In Graham's first BUSCH race at IRP he completed the race with a 31st place finish and finished 29th at Richmond.

"I am feeling a lot more comfortable in the car as qualifying is still very difficult for me and I look forward to the continuing challenge.

Graham will also drive the #72 at Phoenix, Darlington and Homestead (Miami).

"Off track, we at AURORA INVENTIVE have worked very hard to get to this point. Rob (Fessler) has allowed me to concentrate on what I need to do while he continues to work with our associates in preparation for the full 2005 season. We have a solid strategy and that, combined with the efforts of MacDonald Motorsport, will allow us to achieve our objectives."

John Graham, although new to the NASCAR BUSCH series, has raced in numerous forms of international motorsport. His most recent accomplishments include 7 starts at the 24 Hours of LeMans - including a 675 class win in 2000 - and third place in the 2001 American LeMans Series (ALMS) 675 Driver Championship. In addition he has also competed in the Paris-Dakar Rally.

The Sam's Town 250 is set for a 3:30 PM ET start on Saturday, October 23rd. Qualifying will be held on Friday afternoon, October 22nd . TNT and MRN will provide the television and radio coverage of what promises to be one of the most exciting races of the 2004 season.


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