Stott Classic Racing reflections 2008-05-13

Work Hard and Play Hard Is the Name of The Game "Stott Classic Racing reflects back at the past few weeks." DENVER, NC (May 13, 2008) -- Running in the NASCAR Nationwide Series is a challenging feat let alone two weeks...

                Work Hard and Play Hard Is the Name of The Game

"Stott Classic Racing reflects back at the past few weeks."

DENVER, NC (May 13, 2008) -- Running in the NASCAR Nationwide Series is a challenging feat let alone two weeks in a row against Sprint Cup Series powerhouses. Well, Stott Classic Racing (SCR) has done the impossible, qualifying two weeks in a row against an ultra-tough Nationwide Series field with driver Andy Ponstein at the helm of the #02 StottClassicRacing.com Chevrolet. Richmond was SCR's big debut in the NASCAR for 2008 with cracking off a 32nd place start in the field and backing it up a week later in Darlington with a 41st place start, putting them soundly in the field for the Friday Night Fights, I mean Races.

"Andy has done a great job getting us in these races," stated Stott Classic Racing's owner, Corrie Stott. But of course, these good runs on Coors Light Pole Day did come with some issues in inspection before the team hit the track for practice.

"We have had some issues both weeks getting through the Nationwide Series inspection process," Stott said, "that has cost us a lot of valuable practice time." The issues come upon safety features that have changes over the past year or two that is giving the team the whirls during the inspection.

"We could say NASCAR is picking on us, but in reality, the sport is so much safer than it was a year or two ago." stated Stott. "We just have to figure out all the items that has come to the series for safety and implement them into the Stott Classic Racing Chevrolet.

Though the Stott Classic Racing team was all smiles despite the inspection problems after qualifying, lady luck wasn't so good during the races. With being a go or go home team, there is added stress to the team to perform for the show, and that showed come race day. Both weekends ended early with parts failure; an engine at Richmond cut the night short and a transmission at Darlington killed that night. With out the high dollar sponsorship like a Roush Fenway or Hendrick Motorsports, the Stott Classic Racing team was sidelined to watch the event from the garage.

"It is all exciting but I will say a ton of work for the Stott Classic Racing team," said Stott. Micah Horton, our car chief, along with help from Anthony Alonzo and Dennis Duchene do a heck of a job with the limited resources to make sure we get to the track. The past two weekends, the crew has varied for the SCR team but many thanks due to Ramo, Judy, Lance, Josh, and Alison Stott plus Myron Mason and Amy Andrade.

Next up for the Stott Classic Racing in the Nationwide Series is the CarQuest Auto Parts 300 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. The next race as a team for Stott Classic Racing will be the U.S. Cellular 200 at Iowa Speedway with driver Michael Faulk in the NASCAR Camping World East/West Challenge Showdown.

-credit: StottClassicRacing.com

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Andy Ponstein , Michael Faulk
Teams Hendrick Motorsports