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MYRTLE BEACH...A REFRESHING MEMORY FOR STANLEY DRIVER TIM FEDEWA MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.-Fun, sun, good friends and the front row. What more could a guy ask for? Other than a win, Tim Fedewa, driver of the No. 36 Stanley Racing Machine couldn't...

MYRTLE BEACH...A REFRESHING MEMORY FOR STANLEY DRIVER TIM FEDEWA

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.-Fun, sun, good friends and the front row. What more could a guy ask for? Other than a win, Tim Fedewa, driver of the No. 36 Stanley Racing Machine couldn't ask for anything more than his performance last year at Myrtle Beach Speedway. Fedewa claimed the third pole of his NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division career at Myrtle Beach Speedway in 1998. Fedewa's first pole came at Darlington Raceway in the spring of 1995 and he followed that up in 1997 with a pole at The Milwaukee Mile. "I really like short track racing," Fedewa said. "It seems like that is what brings the hardcore driver out in me. It always feels good when you sit on the pole, especially someplace new. Leading the field to the green flag with all of the rest of the cars waiting on your start, that's pretty awesome." Fedewa unloaded and was fast off the truck at Myrtle Beach Speedway in the summer of 1998. With practice, qualifying and the race all in one day, the team has to be very close on the setup when they unload. When Fedewa made his qualifying run on the .538 mile paved speedway, he turned a 98.816 mph lap to put him and his team on the pole for the start of the NASCAR Busch Series race. Fedewa led for the majority of the laps at the beginning of the race and looked to be the fastest car. "I had the car to beat at the start of the race in Myrtle Beach," Fedewa said. "We led for a lot of laps and then I got into the back of a lapped car and got the front end out of line. I wish I had been a little more patient because I ended up hurting myself. We could have been able to win. It was good to have my teammate, Randy LaJoie, win if I couldn't though. Our team collected the pole and the victory. It was a good day." Fedewa knows his way around Myrtle Beach Speedway, but he's no stranger to the city of Myrtle Beach. He typically heads down early for some rest and relaxation, but how does Fedewa travel to Myrtle Beach? "Not the same way we travel to most other tracks," Fedewa said. "When we go to Myrtle Beach we like to travel down early so that we can spend some time at the beach. The way our schedule is, it allows for very little relaxation time so we take it when we can get it." The Fedewa's will make it a family affair in Myrtle Beach. He'll arrive to Myrtle Beach on his Harley-Davidson and meet up with his wife Terri and mother, Sharon. Fedewa's dad, Butch Fedewa travels the NASCAR Busch Series circuit working for BSR on their parts truck on the weekends, so that allows for the entire family to be together all weekend in Myrtle Beach. "A bunch of us will pack up our bikes and ride down to Myrtle Beach," Fedewa said. "I get to take my new bike this year, a 1999 Harley-Davidson Springer Softtail, which I also got to ride in the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America." Fedewa returns to Myrtle Beach Speedway this year with the same philosophy about the trip, but with a vengeance to claim back the win that he felt like should have been his a year ago.

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