BUSCH: NDS Motorsports signs Leitzinger for Watkins Glen

NDS MOTORSPORTS AND BUTCH LEITZINGER TEAM UP FOR NASCAR BUSCH RACE AT WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL Tyngsboro, Mass...When the NASCAR Busch Series Zippo 200 thunders into action August 12 at Watkins Glen International, NDS Motorsports and...

NDS MOTORSPORTS AND BUTCH LEITZINGER TEAM UP FOR NASCAR BUSCH RACE AT WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL

Tyngsboro, Mass...When the NASCAR Busch Series Zippo 200 thunders into action August 12 at Watkins Glen International, NDS Motorsports and well known road racing ace Butch Leitzinger will be ready to mount an all out charge to the front.

"We are really excited about this upcoming race," says NDS team owner Bob Torriere. "Leitzinger is one of the foremost racecar drivers in the country today and we are extremely pleased that he will be taking the wheel of our No. 79 Dodge. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the team and I know we will have an excellent shot at a strong finish.

While we are still looking for a major sponsor," continues Torriere, Jasper Engines has agreed to help us with our motors, transmissions and rear ends for this event. It is their support that is making it possible for us to run the Zippo 200 and we can't thank them enough. It is with great pleasure and pride that we carry their colors as an associate sponsor."

Competing in a variety of disciplines for the past 21 years, Leitzinger has an extremely long list of credits in a number of series including American Le Mans, IMSA, Trans Am, GARRA, Grand Am, both the NASCAR Cup and Busch Series and the NASCAR Busch East (formerly North) Series. In addition, he has three Daytona Rolex 24 victories to his name, is a regular at the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans, won the 1997-1998 World Sportscar Championship and shared the 1999 USRRC Championship with teammate Elliott Forbes-Robinson. In fact, his obvious talent has led a number of people to say, " just give Leitzinger the keys and he will take your car to the front".

A superb driver, Leitzinger is no newcomer to Watkins Glen nor to the world of stock car racing. A known driver in Busch East, Leitzinger has posted four wins at Lime Rock Park, a victory at Watkins Glen and various podium finishes. In addition, he has also earned multiple wins at Watkins Glen in the Rolex Series.

"This is definitely a great opportunity for me," says Leitzinger with obvious enthusiasm. NDS Motorsports and Jasper Engines both have outstanding reputations and I am pleased to be part of the team for this race. Watkins Glen is one of the greatest tracks in the world. It is a real driver's track and the competition is always fierce from beginning to end. I am looking forward to getting behind the wheel on August 12."

In addition to Leitzinger's talent, NDS Motorsports has a long and outstanding reputation in the field of stock car racing. The combination of NDS, Leitzinger and Jasper definitely equals a winning combination.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Butch Leitzinger , Elliott Forbes-Robinson