Jay Robinson Racing hoping to be bright in Nashville Lebanon, TN (Thursday June 5th 2003) - - Jay Robinson Racing, along with the rest of the NASCAR Busch series teams returns to Nashville Superspeedway for the 15th event of the 2003 season this...
Jay Robinson Racing hoping to be bright in Nashville
Lebanon, TN (Thursday June 5th 2003) - - Jay Robinson Racing, along with the rest of the NASCAR Busch series teams returns to Nashville Superspeedway for the 15th event of the 2003 season this weekend. It will mark the second trip for the teams to the track located just outside of Nashville.
In the team's first event at the track, it was rough. NASCAR Busch Series rookie Chris Bingham was in the No. 49, while veteran driver Shane Hall was in JRR second entry, the No. 39. It would mark Bingham's first attempt at the track, and while he made much improvement before race time, the results were not what the team was hoping for.
Hall, who drove in a limited schedule last year for Ken Alexander Racing was able to make the show on time, after the team fiercely changed engines just prior to the session.
Chris ended up retired from the event after being swept into another competitor's oil and slapped the wall, while Hall in his black car once again developed engine problems leaving the team with 42nd and 38th place finishes respectively.
The teams heads to the track this weekend with Shane Hall taking over the duties of the No. 49 machine, while Dan Pardus has stepped up to the plate and will be piloting the No. 39 Ford for the first time for JRR this year.
Shane Hall will have Golden Golf Bear/Jason Keller Charities, and Bass Pro-Shops as primary sponsors of his Ford Taurus this weekend. "I am looking forward to heading back to Nashville," said Hall.
"I had a good run with the KAR (Ken Alexander Racing) team last year, and while we had some tough luck in the spring, I am confident we won't have much to worry about this weekend," he said.
This weekend will mark Shane's third attempt in a NASCAR Busch series event this season. He qualified a season best 17th three weeks ago in Nazareth in a third Jay Robinson Racing entry.
The day was short for Hall, as a problem under the hood quickly developed leaving the former late model competitor with a dismal 43rd place finish. The other event, Nashville left Hall finishing 38th a season's best so far.
This weekend will mark the first NASCAR Busch Series event for Dan Pardus this year.
The Florida native will once again have primary sponsorship from Three Stooges Beer aboard his No. 39 entry. "I am really looking forward to getting back behind the wheel, and having a good run, not only for me, but for the team and Three Stooges Beer as well," stated Pardus, who drove a limited schedule for Jim & Judie Motorsports in 2002.
The former NASCAR Winston Cup series driver goal for the weekend is simple. "I want to have a good weekend," said Dan. "We want to have good practice session, qualify solid and most importantly finish the race," he noted.
The NASCAR Busch Series hikes its way into Nashville Superspeedway Friday where practice and qualifying we'll be on the agenda. The Trace Adkins Chrome 300 is set for Saturday night beginning at 7:30pm EST with live coverage on FX and MRN radio.