Dismore hopes Memphis is team's "Graceland"

SUSSEX, Wis. - They are the defending champions of the ASA ACDelco Series' Memphis 200, but the No. 44 Herzog Motorsports team has rookie driver Mark Dismore at the helm this year. Dismore would like nothing more than to repeat the team's...

SUSSEX, Wis. - They are the defending champions of the ASA ACDelco Series' Memphis 200, but the No. 44 Herzog Motorsports team has rookie driver Mark Dismore at the helm this year. Dismore would like nothing more than to repeat the team's victory on Sunday afternoon, but will settle for a top-five as the series ends a grueling nine-week stretch.

Dismore lists the Memphis Motorsports Park as one of his three favorite tracks, after testing at the 0.75-mile facility in May with teammate Ricky Johnson.

"We tested at Memphis a few months ago and I enjoyed the track," Dismore said. "It's a fun place and I think we will have a good race. We should be able to hit the right set-up on the Monster.com/WorldBestBuy.com Chevrolet and run well. This team is returning to Memphis as the defending champions (with Jimmie Johnson) and it would be nice if we could pick up the victory again this year."

"Obviously, Howie (Lettow, crew chief) and the team know what it takes to win here, so I hope we can run up front and be a serious contender," Dismore commented. "I don't know if we can repeat Jimmie's dominating performance he turned in last year, but I certainly want to try."

Dismore finished 20th on Monday at the Minnesota State Fair, edging his teammate by the slightest margin. Dismore remains 19th in the series points standings, as well as fifth in the Pat Schauer Memorial Rookie of the Year battle.

The Memphis 200 presented by Jani-King will go green at 2 p.m. CST. TNN Sports will broadcast the event live from the Memphis Motorsports Park.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Mark Dismore , Jimmie Johnson