BUSCH: Las Vegas: Steve Park preview

Steve Park and Chance 2 come to Las Vegas looking for a three peat. Chance 2 Motorsports, coming off two victories at Richmond International Raceway and Daytona International Speedway, will attempt to capture their third consecutive win this ...

Steve Park and Chance 2 come to Las Vegas looking for a three peat.

Chance 2 Motorsports, coming off two victories at Richmond International Raceway and Daytona International Speedway, will attempt to capture their third consecutive win this weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway with driver Steve Park. Formed in August 2002, Chance 2 has entered and won two races and would like to make it a three-peat this weekend.

In their first two races the infant team showed how strong they really are. With driver Dale Earnhardt Jr, the team held a 15 second lead at Richmond International Raceway before going on to win the race. Their dominance continued at Daytona International Speedway, by leading 67 of the 120 laps. Co-Owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the driver for those two victories as well. Steve Park will be driving the Chance 2 Motorsports #8 Maxwell House Chevrolet at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

At the beginning of the 2003 season, Chance 2 Motorsports set many goals. Winning with Steve Park at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway was at the top of the list.

"Las Vegas will be a big challenge. The competition is so strong with last years Busch race winner Jeff Burton and Winston Cup driver Matt Kenseth both competing in the Busch race at Las Vegas," said Crew Chief Kevin Manion. "We know this is our biggest challenge in our teams young existence."

Chance 2 Motorsports was formed by Teresa Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr., for research and development purposes, it also allows Dale Earnhardt Jr. to drive in more restrictor plate races. Chance 2 named Manion formerly car chief of the No. 1 Pennzoil to crew chief. His career started while working in Northeast Modified Series with Steve Park. Moving from New York to Mooresville, N.C in 1996, he began to work for Dale Earnhardt Inc. in 1997. Manion recruited two DEI employee's for the new operation, Russell Simpson the tire specialist and Haskell Lavarette the team's rear changer, just a week before they went to victory lane at Richmond International Raceway. Simpson and Lavarette used to race against Park and Manion in the Northeast Modified Series. All four will team up to carry on Chance 2's unbeaten record to three in row.

"I am really proud of this team. It is amazing they can be this young and so good." says co-owner and driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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