Kim Crosby Joins WARE Racing; NASCAR Busch Series For Talladega Talladega, Alabama - - Female racecar driver Kim Crosby announced today, she will once again attempt to make stardom in the NASCAR Busch Series as she has teamed up with longtime...
Kim Crosby Joins WARE Racing; NASCAR Busch Series For Talladega
Talladega, Alabama - - Female racecar driver Kim Crosby announced today, she will once again attempt to make stardom in the NASCAR Busch Series as she has teamed up with longtime NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series owner, now turned NASCAR Busch Series owner Rick Ware to compete in the Aarons' 312 next weekend from Talladega Superspeedway.
Crosby, an ARCA RE/MAX Series veteran heads to the 2.66 mile Superspeedway hoping to bounce back from her first NASCAR Busch Series attempt at Daytona. After struggling in practice, and qualifying, she failed to make the lineup, vowing her to return to the series with a vengeance.
"Daytona is behind me," said Crosby. "I would not be going to Talladega next weekend, if I didn't believe in WARE Racing, the equipment, or myself," she added.
Kim, who serves as a junior high school principal by trade has one career start at the Alabama based-track. Crosby driving her No. 06 Boudreaux's Butt Paste Chevrolet qualified 30th, and while running in the top-twenty suffered an engine failure which regulated her to a 35th place finish in last year's Automobile Racing Club of America Food World 300.
WARE Racing heads to the track hoping to make their 2004 restrictor plate debut after Kevin Conway, and Stan Boyd failed to make the season-opener Hershey Kisses 300 at Daytona International Speedway.
Crosby will take the driving duties of the No. 51 Dodge Intrepid. The team will haul in a brand new Labonte Racing engine for the event, while also bringing Boudreaux's Butt Paste, Dixieland Electrical Contractors, Golden Flake Snack Foods, Pepper Source, and TCI Trucking, ICCI of Mississippi, and Storage onboard as sponsors.
"I feel the resources and equipment will be presented to me next weekend, and I'll have the opportunity to hopefully represent both the team and sponsors with a respectable finish."
Both owner and driver aren't worried about making the field, but gaining the trust of her other competitors. "I don't have any experience in the NASCAR Busch Series, this is a whole new ballgame, I want to take two step forwards next weekend, not three backwards," the former NHRA driver mentioned.
"I competed in the ARCA event last fall at Talladega, I felt comfortable racing with my fellow competitors and vice-versa, I'm hoping when the checkered flag falls next weekend, I'll have a lot of people asking me to come back."
Kim will be making an appearance on Friday, April 23rd, 2004 at the speedway for The Alabama Institute For The Blind Auction. She is expected to be joined by several other NASCAR drivers from 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST.
The eighth of 34 NASCAR Busch Series events heads to the 2.666-mile Superspeedway of Talladega Superspeedway for the running of the Aarons 312. Practice, and qualifying are set for Friday, April 23rd, with the green flag set to waive on Saturday, April 24th beginning at 2:00 PM EST with live television and radio coverage on FOX and MRN respectively.
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