Johnson to Pilot ...
Johnson to Pilot #87 for NEMCO at Nashville NASCAR Nationwide Race
Nashville, TN-- Jarit Johnson Racing, Inc and NEMCO Motorsports announced today that driver Jarit Johnson will pilot the #87 Chevrolet in the Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville (TN) Superspeedway on Saturday June 5th. It will be Johnson's fourth Nationwide Series start and first ever at the Nashville track.
"I appreciate Joe [Nemechek] asking me to make the start at Nashville. Funding has been tough this year and I haven't been racing as much as I'd like to. This will be a good opportunity to gain some experience at Nashville and get back into the seat," said Johnson. "Hopefully it will bring some momentum and we'll be able to put more races together."
The NASCAR Nationwide Series is returning to Nashville Superspeedway for the second time in 2010, but this time, under the lights for a rare Saturday night race. Nashville Superspeedway, built in 2000, is one of only three concrete tracks on the NASCAR circuit. The pavement, consisting of 7,500 cubic yards of concrete, was placed full-width for the entire length of the track by a concrete paving machine that was specially constructed for this project. The first Nationwide Series race was held in April 2001 with Greg Biffle winning.
Fans coming to the event will be able to attend the "Race Fest for Flood Relief." This event is an exclusive autograph session and auction featuring a large number of series regulars while directly helping those in need as a result of the recent Nashville area floods. A Nationwide Series driver autograph session is scheduled from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, June 5 at the Nationwide Insurance display in the Expo area located outside of Gate 3 at the Superspeedway. Fans attending the autograph session will be asked to make a canned food or monetary donation at the track to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee in order to receive admission to the autograph session. A limited number of wristbands will be issued in advance of the autograph session beginning at 11 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.
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