Andy Seuss Gets Ready to Visit Historic Nashville Track New Hampshire Racer Enters NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Event HAMPSTEAD, NH (March 23, 2007) -- Andy Seuss has raced at historic tracks before -- Thompson, New Smyrna, Seekonk and...
Andy Seuss Gets Ready to Visit Historic Nashville Track
New Hampshire Racer Enters NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Event
HAMPSTEAD, NH (March 23, 2007) -- Andy Seuss has raced at historic tracks before -- Thompson, New Smyrna, Seekonk and Waterford are just a few of the old-school facilities where he has wheeled a Modified. Now he's planning to add another one to his list -- the famed Music City Motorplex in Nashville.
Seuss and his #70 Rockingham Boat team have entered the April 1st NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour event at the half-mile facility and the young racer is excited about going there for the first time.
"I've heard a lot about the track and have seen it get a ton of publicity when the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and the NASCAR Busch Series went there. Nashville itself is a great landmark in the United States. It will be neat to go there and race. Hopefully, I can add my name to the history books.
"We're confident going to Nashville. We've had good luck on the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour. Our last time down there, we sat on the outside pole. This time we're shooting for a pole backed up by a nice solid top-five finish."
And even though Nashville will be a totally new experience for Seuss, he already knows who he should follow in practice to get some pointers on how to get around.
"I know nothing about the track's layout or surface itself, but I read that Junior Miller [the 2005 and 2006 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion] raced a Cup car there in the 1970's. Junior is always the guy to try and chase down for some pointers. He's the man."
Nashville will also be a good place for Seuss and his team to put a disappointing Florida Speedweeks behind them. Seuss entered that stretch of races as the defending champion, but left one race early after a week of bad luck left his car battered and bent. His team's spirit remained unbroken though.
"It was definitely a long ride home, one day early, but the crew is upbeat. We've almost got the car ready to go to Nashville. We were going to go to Caraway, but we wanted to take our time and make sure everything was done right. We cut up the car and did all of the repairs ourselves."
Seuss has also been busy working on his plans for the 2007 racing season. At this point, he isn't sure what race will come after Nashville, but he's working on a few different options.
"We don't know what we are going to do this year," said Seuss. "We've been a part of the True Value Modified Racing Series for awhile and tried out the Whelen Southern Modified Tour and the Northern NASCAR Tour a little bit. That has all been a lot of fun. We're still seeking sponsors to get a plan for the season. The cost of racing has caught up to us a little bit, so we need to look at a few things first. I've been talking to people too and exploring all options in racing. There are some opportunities that might come about in Modifieds or maybe even outside Modifieds. I'll drive anything -- stock cars, Supermodifieds or anything really. There could be some interesting things in the works for us this season."