John Freeman Ready to Roll In Busch East Opener At Greenville 20-Year-Old Busch East Driver Set For Dave Davis Motorsports Debut MOORESVILLE, NC (April 20, 2007) -- While many other drivers have already started their 2007 seasons, John...
John Freeman Ready to Roll In Busch East Opener At Greenville
20-Year-Old Busch East Driver Set For Dave Davis Motorsports Debut
MOORESVILLE, NC (April 20, 2007) -- While many other drivers have already started their 2007 seasons, John Freeman has been patiently waiting on the sidelines for the beginning of his NASCAR Busch East Series campaign. Actually, patience might be an overstatement as the 20-year-old driver has been chomping at the bit to get behind the wheel and take the green flag in a race. On Saturday April 28th, he will finally be able to do so at the Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Greenville (SC), which is the season opener for the Busch East Series.
"It is real exciting getting back behind the wheel and go racing at Greenville-Pickens," said Freeman. "It has absolutely been driving me insane not being able to race. I couldn't stand to watch these other races without being out there myself. But it is better than last year. Last year the first race wasn't until June 10th. I am just happy we aren't having to wait that long this year."
Freeman is also ready to take to the track since he will be driving for a new team in 2007. He will be wheeling the Dave Davis-owned #57 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS in the Busch East Series. With his on track experience from last season and the knowledge of Dave Davis Motorsports, Freeman is looking towards a strong run at Greenville.
"Last year, Greenville-Pickens was our first ever time in a Busch East car," explained Freeman. "It was a big learning experience. I had to get used to a new car, a new team and a new series. It was an eye-opening situation for me. I think we would have had a top-10 finish there if it wasn't for some overheating problems we had, which resulted in our DNF.
"This year it will be different. Dave Davis is a real meticulous guy, and we are working hard to make sure we do not have any of those problems. Our teammate Rogelio Lopez will be doing some testing this weekend at Greenville and will shake the car down. I will probably be down there helping out and providing some info. So we'll see what we can figure out there. Even though I will not run any laps at Greenville as of now, I will probably shake my car down at Caraway and use the practice there to get the car right for Greenville.
"I am real excited to have my first race with Dave and have a good start to our season. I feel like we will have a good solid piece to contend for the win on April 28th."
The NASCAR Busch East Series has become a training ground for the future stars in the NASCAR Nextel Cup, Busch and Truck Series. In 2007, the owners from the top ranks of NASCAR are invading the Busch East Series in record numbers, bringing in a lot of exposure to the series and providing stiff competition all season. Freeman is ready for the challenge, starting at Greenville.
"There are a lot of new teams this year in the Busch East Series with all the development deals fielded by the Cup, Busch and Truck teams," said Freeman. "There are a lot of different cars. We will have to see what we have to be competitive with them. I feel we have a really good shot at racing for the win at Greenville or at least finishing in the top-10. Mainly I hope we get out of this race clean and learn some stuff about the car while having a good finish to get our name out there a bit so we can better ourselves this race season."
John Freeman and the Dave Davis #57 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS will make their debut together at Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Greenville (SC) on April 28th for the NASCAR Busch East Series season opening event.