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Gafrarar takes 4th at Lowe's Motor Speedway in silver rocket! MOORESVILLE, NC - Mooresville NC's Chuck Gafrarar took to the track Saturday, May 17th at Lowe's Motor Speedway in the Silver ...

Gafrarar takes 4th at Lowe's Motor Speedway in silver rocket!

MOORESVILLE, NC - Mooresville NC's Chuck Gafrarar took to the track Saturday, May 17th at Lowe's Motor Speedway in the Silver #14 Pontiac from the Hobgood Racing Team...and became a silver rocket! Qualifying out of 52 entries, Gafrarar came up starting in 17th spot for Saturday nights EasyCare 100 NASCAR Goody's Dash Series. Race fans of over 100,000 got to watch the competition of NASCAR'S top competitors dash for the win!

The first caution of the race came out on lap nine, when Crew Chief Mark Torbett opted for a fuel and go. Gafrarar came into the pit 17th and was in 24th spot on the return. A great pace continued as he worked his way to the front, staying clear of accidents by many during the evening. Gafrarar stated "all the yellow flags that evening really hurt our advancing more positions. It's rough we only had about 20 hot green laps to race with all the cautions. I was extremely happy to have a good run in front of the Winston Cup crowds. Gafrarar was on the move from 17th to 4th to claim that top five finish! Giving my sponsors great exposure is important to me and the fans were great! I appreciate all the emails and action on our website. We have a great fan group. Thank you all for the support."

The evening 's events for Gafrarar were filled with great help for his first run in the Hobgood mount. He stated "I would like to thank Will, Jake, Justin, and the Hobgood family for this opportunity. Also thanks to Mark Torbett, Michael Johnson for all their hard work and for coming from a former team. Thanks also to Frank Bolter, owner of Corporate Image for lending his employees (Matt Vassar and Erik Jackson) to work on my Crew. Special thanks to Dave Kenny, Penske Racing South (Spotter) and Doug Ingold, Penske Racing South (Gasman) and Nikki Long (scoring). Everyone pitched in and helped so much, I really appreciate all their help - we had a great fourth place finish in front of a great crowd."

Across the finish line Gafrarar carried the sponsors of: Travel Club International, Icehouse, I.H. Caffey, Inc., Rusty Wallace - RWI Sports Marketing, INC., Mobil 1, MeadWestvaco and Long Shifters. Gafrarar's next race in the Hobgood car will be July 11th in Sparta KY.

-www.chuckGracer.com

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Rusty Wallace , Michael Johnson
Teams Team Penske