* Boris Said made his debut for RAB Racing at Watkins Glen International just two weeks ago bringing home the team's best start (9th) and best finish (11th) to date in 2009. * Brad Parrott will be calling the shots for Boris Said this weekend ...
* Boris Said made his debut for RAB Racing at Watkins Glen International just two weeks ago bringing home the team's best start (9th) and best finish (11th) to date in 2009.
* Brad Parrott will be calling the shots for Boris Said this weekend in Montreal where the veteran crew chief has one pole to his credit with Scott Pruett in 2008.
* RAB Racing will be making their debut at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve this weekend in the NAPA Auto Parts 200.
* Although rookie driver, John Wes Townley will not be behind the wheel of the No. 09 Zaxby's Ford Townley will be in attendance this weekend to observe and learn from road course specialist Boris Said.
This Week's No. 09 Zaxby's Ford: Boris Said will pilot chassis No. 029 in this weekend's NASCAR Nationwide Series event in Montreal. This is the same chassis that Said drove to an 11th place finish at Watkins Glen earlier this month.
Boris Said at Montreal: In two NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Said has an average start of 5.5, an average finish of 16.5, has led 4 laps and has completed 92.7% of all laps attempted (114 out of 123 laps). Said's best start is 4th (2007) and his best finish is 7th (2008).
Loop Data Stats: According to NASCAR's loop data statistics, Said has a 97.7 driver rating (6th overall) trailing Robby Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Patrick Carpentier, Ron Fellows and Marcos Ambrose.
"Our NASCAR" Fan Experience: RAB Racing will host 3 winners from a promotion with Quebec Ingeniers Association on Sunday, August 30th at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for a VIP fan experience.
Children's Tumor Foundation-Helmet Raffle: RAB Racing along with Zaxby's and John Wes Townley will raise money for the Children's Tumor Foundation (CTF) by raffling off a signed NNS driver helmet following the race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Please see the team website (www.teamrab.com) for more details and where to purchase your tickets.
Points Check: The No. 09 entry remains 34th in the 2009 owner point standings with 1513 points; 452 points outside the top-30.
A Proven Champion: David Green, the 1994 NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion will be Boris Said's spotter this weekend at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
Cast Your Vote: You can now log onto www.teamrab.com and vote for your favorite NASCAR Nationwide Series driver. Only one vote per day but you are encouraged to vote throughout the remainder of the season. Results of the voting will be announced at the awards banquet at the end of the year.
Do you think the Canadian fans enjoy having the NASCAR Nationwide Series in their back yard?
"Yes. After being there last year and watching all the fans hang out in the rain for 2 hours to watch the race, you have to know that they are die hard NASCAR fans."
Can you compare the road course at Watkins Glen to the road course in Montreal?
"No, they are not similar. Montreal is flatter. However, both road courses are hard on your breaks and leave no room for error."
You had a great run at Watkins Glen during your debut with RAB Racing. What are your expectations for this weekend?
"I want to improve on my finish from Watkins Glen and I am going into Montreal with a mindset to run in the top-5."
Unlike some drivers and team members in NASCAR you have been to Montreal. What do you like most about the track?
"Montreal is a very fast and challenging track. I watch a lot of Formula One racing and I think it's pretty cool to be there with them."
What are your favorite things to do away from the track?
"I think Montreal is one of the coolest cities in the world. It is very beautiful, scenic city and there are a lot of really good restaurants and nightlife."