BUSCH: Team Rent-A-Wreck Milwaukee race recap

Team Rent-A-Wreck Gains Valuable Experience at Milwaukee, Finishes 28th West Allis, WI (July 1, 2001) - Robby Faggart and the ...

Team Rent-A-Wreck Gains Valuable Experience at Milwaukee, Finishes 28th

West Allis, WI (July 1, 2001) - Robby Faggart and the #49 Rent-A-Wreck crew went to Milwaukee with the goal of finishing the race in the top-20. Team Rent-A-Wreck started Sunday's GNC Live Well 250 in 37th after taking the first provisional in qualifying. The team knew going into Sunday's event that the engine in the #49 was not as strong as they needed it to be, but hoped it would be strong enough to carry the team through the 250-mile race.

Faggart averted disaster early in the race when Joe Ruttman in the #1 tried to make a pass on Faggart. "He (Ruttman) tried to make it three-wide going into turn one, he came down and clipped me, and he spun himself out. I hated it for him, but I am just glad we didn't go with him," said Faggart.

Faggart had moved the #49 Rent-A-Wreck Ford into 35th by lap 35, but the lap times were not quick enough to keep pace with the rest of the field. By lap 72 Faggart had moved into the 29th position, but stood two laps down to leader Kevin Harvick. Team Rent-A-Wreck lost several laps as Faggart brought the #49 down pit road for the final stop of the day. "A shock bolt broke on the car right as I turned off the track to enter pit road. It took us some time to replace the bolt, so we lost a few laps like that. Luckily it broke coming into the pits instead of out on the track," said Faggart.

Faggart and Team Rent-A-Wreck went on to finish Sunday's GNC Live Well 250 14 laps down in the 28th position. "It was just another one of those engines that was a little weaker than it should be. We are working very hard to make our engine program get us up to speed, but it just takes time. We had a lot of people from Rent-A-Wreck at the race today, and they were very happy with the race. We were very happy that we were able to stay on the track and get a lot of laps. Lately it has been hard to finish a race for us, but the engine held on for us today and we got a lot of experience. For a young team like ours, the more laps we can run the better off we will be in the long run," remarked Faggart.

Team Rent-A-Wreck will skip the next race at Watkins Glen and focus on preparing for the upcoming inaugural Busch Series race at Chicagoland Speedway in two weeks.

Rent-A-Wreck is the country's oldest and largest used auto rental company with over 550 branches across the United States. The company, headquartered in Owings Mill, Maryland, plans to join Jay Robinson Racing in moving their partnership to the highest level, vying for attention on and off the track. Rent-A-Wreck will utilize their partnership with the #49 crew to focus on promoting their high-value auto rental business to racing fans and value- conscious customers around the world. You can visit Rent-A- Wreck on the worldwide web at http://www.rentawreck.com/.

BGNRacing.com covers the NASCAR Busch Series exclusively, providing up-to-the-minute news and information on the Busch Series teams and drivers. BGNRacing.com will appear on the lower rear quarter panels of the #49 Jay Robinson Racing cars through the remainder of the 2001 season. For more information, please visit http://www.bgnracing.com/.

-JRR-

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Joe Ruttman