Clanton ready for Montgomery

ATLANTA (May 1, 2001) - Joey Clanton, a Stockbridge, Georgia-native will travel west one state to Alabama for this weekend's American Speed Association (ASA) Actionline 300. With a tight race for the ASA Series Championship, Clanton and the No....

ATLANTA (May 1, 2001) - Joey Clanton, a Stockbridge, Georgia-native will travel west one state to Alabama for this weekend's American Speed Association (ASA) Actionline 300. With a tight race for the ASA Series Championship, Clanton and the No. 83 Zaxby's/NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Monte Carlo will head to Montgomery Motor Speedway with one mission: To battle for victory.

Forty points separate Joey Clanton and the Steve Dale Motorsports team from the leader in the ASA driver points standings going into the sixth race on the 2001 schedule. The margin between Clanton and the second and third place positions is even tighter, eight and six points, respectively.

Clanton and the No. 83 Zaxby's/NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Monte Carlo have had a great year with two wins. The first win came at the season opener in St. Augustine (Fla.) Speedway and the second win was at South Boston (Va.) Speedway where the No. 83 led all 300 laps of the race flag to flag. Clanton also notched a fourth place finish at USA International Speedway in Lakeland (Fla.). Last week, the team finished 12th at Hawkeye Downs Speedway in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, keeping the team firmly in view of the top spot.

"We are taking a new car to Montgomery, so I hope it will bring us a little luck," stated Joey Clanton. "We aren't far behind the leaders in the points battle, and a win would make all the difference. We are going to give Montgomery our best shot and hopefully pull into victory lane on Sunday."

The American Speed Association is heading to Montgomery Motor Speedway for just its second year. The half-mile, semi-banked oval challenges the field with its rough racing surface. Last year, qualifying was delayed for several hours to allow track workers to repair an area in turn one damaged by the intense Alabama heat and the constant demands from the ASA field.

Led by business entrepreneur, and racing enthusiast Steve Dale, Steve Dale Motorsports builds and races highly competitive winning cars. Based in Fayetteville, Ga., Steve Dale Motorsports has teams in both the American Speed Association and Legends Racing series.

The American Speed Association will drop the green flag for the running of the Actionline 300 at 1:00 p.m. EST this Sunday. The sixth event on the ASA schedule will be aired live on The National Network (TNN).

-ASA

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