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TASCA AND MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE RACING TEAM EAGER TO RETURN TO POMONA FOR 50TH RUNNING OF THE WINTERNATIONALS February in Pomona marks the start of a new season -- new goals and aspirations for the coming months. For Bob Tasca III and ...

TASCA AND MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE RACING TEAM EAGER TO RETURN TO POMONA FOR 50TH RUNNING OF THE WINTERNATIONALS

February in Pomona marks the start of a new season -- new goals and aspirations for the coming months. For Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team, Pomona marks the start of a new season, but the continuation of a solid 2009 season.

"I'm looking forward to getting this season started," said Tasca. "Every element of our program, from our Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team, to our Shelby Mustang Funny Car, my confidence level and determination level as a driver - I'm in the best position that I've been in at the start of the season."

This weekend marks the 50th running of the NHRA Winternationals and Tasca's third appearance at the February event. Tasca is eager to capture his first win of the season at the famous track in southern California especially on this momentous weekend.

"They say a win is a win, but that's never really the case," said Tasca. "There's something special about the first race of the year, being in Pomona, having the snow-capped mountains in the background, and it's one of those races where you really want to do well in and leave with the trophy. Since this weekend is the 50th Winternationals at Pomona, I would love to win."

The same Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team that earned two race wins, one runner-up finish, 26 round wins and a place in the 2009 Countdown to 1, will return for the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing season.

"One of the things I'm looking forward to the most heading into my third season is that the entire team is back together again," said Tasca. "There's nothing that gives a driver more confidence than believing in the people that you have around you. Having my entire team together gives me a lot of confidence going into this season."

Tasca and the crew are eager to get back to the track intact, with one minor change. The red and black Mustang car number has changed from 1777 to the number eight -- Tasca's finishing position from the 2009 season.

"That 1777 number meant a lot to me, but it's time to make a change," said Tasca. "We're changing the number on our Mustang to the number eight on the car, which is something I'm very proud of in my second season for the program. I'm proud that we were able to finish number eighth in the points. We'll wear it proudly, but we want to subtract seven digits from that this year so it gives us something to shoot for this season."

For the 2010 season, the Motorcraft and Quick Lane Tire & Auto Centers logos will appear on both the Shelby Mustang Nitro Funny Car of Bob Tasca III in NHRA and the No. 21 Ford Fusion of Bill Elliott in NASCAR.

FordParts.com will also have a presence on both race cars for the 2010 season. Fordparts.com allows customers to shop for, order, and receive original equipment parts through its new website. It allows customers to remain connected to a Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealership of their choice for the parts expertise, personal delivery assistance, and post-sale follow-up associated with a traditional purchase at a parts counter.

"I've said it before - I'm an all-Ford kid, and this is an all-Ford hot rod and there is nothing more Ford than fordparts.com," said Tasca. "Fordparts.com gives all Ford customers out there a great place to go to for all of their Ford parts needs. It is a great site and I'm excited to have FordParts.com on my Mustang because it is just another example of how Ford is connected to the consumers' needs and wants."

-source: tasca/motorcraft

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Series NHRA
Drivers Bill Elliott , Bob Tasca III