Madison next stop for Clanton and Crew

ATLANTA (August 13, 2001) - Joey Clanton and his No. 83 Zaxby's Real Chicken crew will make a brief appearance at Madison (Wis.) International Speedway this Friday, August 17, for the one-day American Speed Association (ASA) Wisconsin 300. The day...

ATLANTA (August 13, 2001) - Joey Clanton and his No. 83 Zaxby's Real Chicken crew will make a brief appearance at Madison (Wis.) International Speedway this Friday, August 17, for the one-day American Speed Association (ASA) Wisconsin 300. The day will be hectic for the Steve Dale Motorsports crew, as the team will complete three practice sessions, qualify for the event and take the green flag under the lights of the half-mile facility all on Friday.

In addition to the challenge of the tight schedule, Clanton will be adding a new piece of equipment to his usual safety gear. Clanton has been wearing the HANS (Head and Neck Support) device during the team's most recent test sessions and hopes to wear the safety system for the first time during competition this Friday evening.

The team is up for the challenges they face going into the race and is excited to return to a track where they competed so well during the 2000 season. Clanton, in his rookie season, started in the 31st position for last year's race before managing to climb to the fourth finishing spot when the checkered flag flew. The team not only gained positions on the track, but the speedy pit crew did their part helping Clanton gain positions in the pits.

"I am excited to be heading to Madison for our next race. The track is like nothing else we race on. It has long straightaways, tight corners and is high-banked," stated Clanton. "We have been working to perfect our set-up and will be full steam ahead going into this race."

With only six more races left of the 20-event ASA 2001 season, Clanton is hoping for a victory at Madison to boost his position in the driver points standings. Currently, the team has a strong hold on the fourth position with only 11 points separating Clanton from third place position holder, Butch Miller.

The Wisconsin 300 will take place this Friday, August 17 from Madison International Speedway based in Oregon, Wis. The night race will begin at 9:00 p.m. EST and will be aired live on The National Network (TNN).

-SDM-

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Series Stock car
Drivers Joey Clanton , Butch Miller