BUSCH: Richmond Int'l Raceway - Grubb to return spotlight

MECHANICSVILLE, VIRGINIA NATIVE KEVIN GRUBB SET TO RETURN TO RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY Richmond, VA (September 5, 2006)--Mechanicsville, Virginia native Kevin Grubb plans to make his first start since the 2003 season at his home ...

MECHANICSVILLE, VIRGINIA NATIVE KEVIN GRUBB SET TO RETURN TO RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

Richmond, VA (September 5, 2006)--Mechanicsville, Virginia native Kevin Grubb plans to make his first start since the 2003 season at his home track--Richmond International Raceway--when he suits up for the Emerson Radio 250 NASCAR Busch Series race on Friday, September 8. The 2006 season marks Grubb's return to NASCAR after being suspended in March 2004 for violating NASCAR's substance abuse policy. He was reinstated by NASCAR on June 7, 2006.

"I'm just really happy to be back," said Grubb. "Right now I'm looking forward to coming back to Richmond and running. It's really just been exciting getting back in it. I was out for a couple of years and to come back in has been incredible. Everybody has welcomed me and I've had a lot of support, so it's been great."

In four starts this season, Grubb's best finish is 10th and he has always run well at Richmond International Raceway. In 11 NASCAR Busch Series starts, Grubb has recorded four top-fives and five top-10 finishes.

Returning to his hometown track, Grubb hopes his fans will stay with him, despite his hiatus from NASCAR.

"I'm glad to be back," said Grubb. "I hope everyone sticks behind me. I think we have some good things coming. I'm hoping to run the [NASCAR Craftsman] Truck a lot for the rest of the year and I think we can win a couple of races."

Kevin Grubb is set to return to Richmond International Raceway "under the lights" on Friday, September 8 for the Emerson Radio 250 NASCAR Busch Series race. Grubb plans to mix it up with NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series drivers Jeff Burton, Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Jamie McMurray, Clint Bowyer, J.J. Yeley and Reed Sorenson, along with the NASCAR Busch Series regulars. Tickets for Friday night include practice and Fas Mart Pole Qualifying for the sold-out Chevy Rock & Roll 400 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race. Reserved tickets are $45 (in advance) and $50 (on race day). General admission seats are $35 (in advance) and $40 (on race day). Children 12 and under are admitted free in general admission sections with a ticketed adult. For tickets, please call 1-866-455-7223 or visit www.rir.com.

-credit: rir

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jeff Burton , Matt Kenseth , Greg Biffle , Jamie McMurray , Kevin Grubb , J.J. Yeley , Carl Edwards , Denny Hamlin , Reed Sorenson , Kyle Busch