BACK TO THE START -- Driving the No. 10 Hickory Farms Ford for ppc Racing, NASCAR Busch Series driver Brent Sherman will make his fourth appearance at Kansas Speedway on Saturday. The track was the site of Sherman's first NASCAR Busch Series start...
BACK TO THE START -- Driving the No. 10 Hickory Farms Ford for ppc Racing, NASCAR Busch Series driver Brent Sherman will make his fourth appearance at Kansas Speedway on Saturday. The track was the site of Sherman's first NASCAR Busch Series start last October. He started 35th in the No. 58 Akins Motorsports entry and finished 37th after getting tangled up in an accident. Sherman has also competed at the speedway in ARCA RE/MAX Series competition in 2003 and 2004, collecting finishes of second and fifth.
ppc RACING AT KANSAS -- In three races at Kansas Speedway, the No. 10 team has collected one win, one top-five and one top-10 finish and led 81 laps.
TESTING AT LMS -- Even though last weekend was a scheduled off week for the NASCAR Busch Series, several teams tested Tuesday and Wednesday at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Sherman and the No. 10 ppc Racing team spent both days at the track testing a new chassis in preparation for the Oct. 14 race. Sherman brushed the wall early on the second day, but the team was able to make repairs to the car and he returned to the track later in the evening. At the end of the two-day test, the No. 10 was unofficially sixth fastest of the teams that participated in the session.
CHASSIS INFORMATION -- The No. 10 Hickory Farms team is running chassis No. 5720 in the United Way 300. It has competed at Bristol Motor Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway and in both races at California Speedway this year. Chassis No. 5718 will be on the hauler as a backup for the race. This season it has competed at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Nashville Superspeedway and Lowe's Motor Speedway.
TAILGATERS UNITE! -- The United Way 300 is the second race that Sherman's No. 10 Ford will sport the special Hickory Farms Tailgaters Unite! scheme. NASCAR fans can save 15 percent on all their tailgating snack needs by visiting www.hickoryfarms.com/racing.
SHERMAN ON GOING TO KANSAS -- "The last few weeks have been rough, but this week we're headed back to one of my favorite tracks. I'm ready to go to Kansas this weekend. The series has only run a handful of races at the track, so as a rookie I don't think I'm at as much of a disadvantage as I've been at some tracks this year. I've had good runs at there in the ARCA Series, and hopefully that will translate to a decent starting spot and a good finish for the Hickory Farms Ford."
CREW CHIEF TIM SHUTT ON SATURDAY'S RACE -- "Our test last week in Charlotte went well, but I'm looking forward to getting back on track at Kansas and going racing again."
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EVENT INFORMATION -- Qualifying for the United Way 300 is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. EDT on Friday, and will be broadcast by SPEED Channel starting at 5 p.m. Race time is set for 2:10 p.m. EDT on Saturday, and the event will be televised live by NBC and broadcast by MRN Radio.