Tyler Walker to compete at Madison

PENDLETON, Ind. (July 8, 2004) - Tyler Walker, World of Outlaws and USAC Silver Crown standout, is set to join the ASA National Tour at the BFGoodrich Tires 250 at Madison International Speedway on July 17. "I'm real excited and looking forward...

PENDLETON, Ind. (July 8, 2004) - Tyler Walker, World of Outlaws and USAC Silver Crown standout, is set to join the ASA National Tour at the BFGoodrich Tires 250 at Madison International Speedway on July 17.

"I'm real excited and looking forward to being there," Walker said. "I can't wait to get some good laps and some good quality stock car time in with a good team. It's going to be a lot of fun."

The 2002 World of Outlaws Gumout Series champion has been making a slow transition to stock cars. Walker has three starts in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, and has been helping to practice and qualify Kasey Kahne's NASCAR Busch Series entry when Kahne has a schedule conflict. A fourth-generation driver, Walker was the USAC Silver Crown Most Improved Driver in 2003 and won the 2004 season-opening World of Outlaws event at Manzanita Speedway.

Walker, from Los Angeles, will be driving the No. 70 Ford owned by Terry Kunes, a team car to the No. 71 Terry's Motorsports Ford piloted by rookie Brett Sontag. A sponsor for Walker's car has not been named.

According to Kunes, there is a "very strong possibility" that Walker will be in the No. 70 car in all the races remaining on the ASA National Tour schedule.

"I'm pretty committed to racing Tyler in the last eight races of the ASA National Tour this year, and (there is) a strong possibility that we will race him the whole program next year," Kunes said.

Walker has one start in ASA National Tour competition in the June 15, 1996 Starvin' Marvin/Speedway ASA 200 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. He started the event 33rd, but engine problems forced an early retirement after 95 laps placing him 27th overall.

The American Speed Association is based in Pendleton, Ind., and has offered racing programs since 1968, including the ASA National Tour, ASA Late Model Series, several regional series, and the ASA Member Track programs. For additional information, visit asaracing.com.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Kasey Kahne , Tyler Walker , Brett Sontag