BUSCH: Premiere Motorsports Withdraws Entry For Texas

PREMIERE MOTORSPORTS WITHDRAWS ENTRY FOR TEXAS BGN EVENT Premiere Motorsports announced today it has withdrawn its entry for driver Freddie Query for this weekend's NASCAR Busch Grand National Series event at Fort Worth, Texas. Query, the...

PREMIERE MOTORSPORTS WITHDRAWS ENTRY FOR TEXAS BGN EVENT

Premiere Motorsports announced today it has withdrawn its entry for driver Freddie Query for this weekend's NASCAR Busch Grand National Series event at Fort Worth, Texas.

Query, the 1998 NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series champion, was slated to drive a Ford Taurus fielded by Premiere Motorsports of Mooresville, NC, in Saturday's Coca-Cola 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. Premiere Motorsports is a subsidiary of The Premiere Corporation.

"We feel at this point in time, we need to regroup -- to focus our efforts," said Premiere's president, Joe Whitley. "The team has worked extremely hard. The competition is fierce -- but we knew that at the beginning of the season. We feel that at this point in time, our needs would be better suited to pass on the Texas race and focus on the following short track events at Nashville and Bristol in April.

"Everyone on the team remains enthusiastic and we're working hard. It's simply a matter of what's best for the team. We are in this for the long haul. And, because we are talking with potential sponsors, we need to qualify for races to secure that support.

"We're a brand-new team. As I said before, the competition is as tough as I can ever remember. There are so many cars trying to qualify for every race. But you've got to get out there and race in order to get more laps on the tracks. Our immediate goal is to qualify, and by passing on the Texas race to focus on Nashville and Bristol, we feel we can achieve that goal."

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