Watkins Glen: Boris Said preview

Boris Said Express Notes Watkins Glen International, Race No. 22 Fast & Fun Facts: * Road Course specialist Boris Said will pilot the No. 09 Zaxby's Ford Fusion in this weekend's Zippo 200 at The Glen. * Said will be making...

Boris Said Express Notes
Watkins Glen International, Race No. 22

Fast & Fun Facts:

* Road Course specialist Boris Said will pilot the No. 09 Zaxby's Ford Fusion in this weekend's Zippo 200 at The Glen.

* Said will be making his debut with RAB Racing this weekend at the 2.45-mile road course.

* RAB Racing will be making their debut as well at Watkins Glen

* Although Townley will not be behind the wheel of the Zaxby's Ford Fusion this weekend at The Glen, the Watkinsville, GA native will be in attendance during the race weekend.

* Keeton Hanks finished fifth in the No. 09 Zaxby's Ford in the ASA Late Model Series Challenge 200 at the Nashville (Tenn.) Fairgrounds Speedway on Sunday.

This Week's No. 09 Zaxby's Ford: Boris Said will pilot chassis No. 029 in this weekend's NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Watkins Glen International. This is a brand new chassis from the RAB Racing stables and will be making its debut this weekend in the Zippo 200.

Boris Said at Watkins Glen: The road course "ringer" has six NNS series starts at The Glen including one top-5, two top-10's and one pole to his resume.

Testing, One, Two, Three Testing: In preparation for the Zippo 200 at The Glen Boris Said and John Wes Townley attended a test at Road Atlanta on Tuesday, July 21st. While at the 2.54-mile road course Said not only tested his car for this weekend he also helped Townley with road course racing technique in a two-seater car.

Double Duty: In addition to his duties behind the wheel of the No. 09 Zaxby's Ford Fusion Boris Said will attempt to qualify for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, The Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen. Boris will pilot the No. 08 entry for John Carter.

Meet The Press: Said will be available inside the Watkins Glen media center on Friday, September 7th at 9:30 a.m. ET

Boris In Primetime: Boris said will join the crew of Trackside... at Watkins Glen on Friday, September 7th. The show will air live on SPEED at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Sirius-ly?: Said will join Claire B. Lang on her show "Dialed-In" on Friday night, September 7th at 8:30 p.m.

On Board with Boris Said: The No. 09 Zaxby's Ford Fusion will carry an in-car camera in this weekend's Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International. Said will also be the in-race reporter during the event.

Last Time Around-Iowa: After starting 30th in the inaugural U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway, Townley and the No. 09 Zaxby's Racing team suffered from a broken trackbar mount on lap four. However, Townley's never-quit attitude paid off with a 29th place finish.

Points Check: John Wes Townley currently sits 26th in the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series driver point standings; up one spot from ORP. Owner, Jay Robinson also gained one spot to 34th in the 2009 championship owner's standings following the events at Iowa. The No. 09 entry currently has 1309 points; 334 points outside the top-30.

Rookie Race: Townley remains 6th in the 2009 Raybestos Rookie of the Year standings with 105 points.

And The Voting Begins: 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.

News from the ARCA RE/MAX Series Garage: A solid pit strategy and perseverance were the key components to Tom Hessert's sixth-place finish in Saturday's Pennsylvania ARCA 200 at Pocono Raceway. Not only did the sophomore racer score his third consecutive top-10, but he also posted his career first top-10 at the "tricky triangle".

Quoting Boris Said:

You have an impressive resume at Watkins Glen. What does it take to be competitive at a road course?

"A good car, a good team and most importantly staying on the track and making no mistakes are key factors in finishing well on a road course."

You are making your debut for RAB Racing this weekend at The Glen. What are your goals?

"My main goal in the No. 09 Zaxby's Ford Fusion is to finish. After 200 miles if we are running in the top-5 than to go for a win."

-credit: rab

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Drivers Boris Said , Tom Hessert , John Wes Townley