BUSCH: Kansas: Brent Sherman debut preview

Sherman's Focus Now on Busch Series after ARCA Success KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Having finished second in points as well as taking home the Bill France Triple Crown Award, Brent Sherman wraps up his ARCA RE/MAX Series career and enters his first ...

Sherman's Focus Now on Busch Series after ARCA Success

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Having finished second in points as well as taking home the Bill France Triple Crown Award, Brent Sherman wraps up his ARCA RE/MAX Series career and enters his first NASCAR Busch Series event this Saturday at Kansas Speedway.

Sherman's Busch Series debut comes just one week after the ARCA RE/MAX Series finale at Talladega Superspeedway where he finished fifth and maintained the runner-up spot in points to six-time ARCA champion Frank Kimmel - a position Sherman obtained and never lost after race No. 10 of the 22 race season.

The Bill France Triple Crown Award, named after the late Bill France Sr., was awarded to Sherman for being the driver whose abilities proved the best as determined through a combination of driver points from three very diverse tracks - Salem Speedway, a half-mile high-banked asphalt track, the Illinois State Fairgrounds one-mile dirt track, and the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway. Sherman joins the likes of previous winners, including Davey Allison, Frank Kimmel and Tim Steele.

With momentum on his side, Sherman will visit Kansas Speedway where he tested with teammates Kasey Kahne and Tyler Walker three weeks ago. In two ARCA starts at the 1.5-mile oval, Sherman posted a second and fifth-place finish, respectively.

"I'm very excited to make my NASCAR Busch Series debut at Kansas," said Sherman, driver of the No. 58 Serta Mattress/Hickory Farms Dodge. "We tested here a couple of weeks ago and I felt like we were pretty fast. We didn't get to focus very much on qualifying so hopefully we'll get to work on that in Friday's practice.

"Kansas is also one of my favorite tracks and is a great place for me make my first NASCAR Busch Series start. I've had some really good finishes here."

Kansas will be the first of three Busch races for Sherman this year -- he also is slated to run at Memphis Motorsports Park and Homestead-Miami Speedway. In addition, Sherman will compete in at least 20 Busch races in 2005 with Akins Motorsports with potential for a full season as the team is still exploring sponsorship options.

The Mr. Goodcents 300 will get the green flag at 2 p.m. EDT with live coverage on TNT and MRN beginning at 1:45 p.m.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Frank Kimmel , Tim Steele , Kasey Kahne , Brent Sherman , Tyler Walker , Davey Allison