Chase Pistone Returns To USAR Pro Cup Series Talented Youngster Teams Up With JCR3 to Try for the '07 Championship CONCORD, NC (March 8, 2007) -- In racing, drivers have to have quick reflexes. Trouble and wrecks can happen in the blink of an...
Chase Pistone Returns To USAR Pro Cup Series
Talented Youngster Teams Up With JCR3 to Try for the '07 Championship
CONCORD, NC (March 8, 2007) -- In racing, drivers have to have quick reflexes. Trouble and wrecks can happen in the blink of an eye, and racers have to be able to miss them to succeed. The same goes with fortune. It can happen quickly and good drivers need to be prepared for anything.
This week, fortune found it's way to 23-year-old Chase Pistone, and a last-minute break has put him back in a ride this weekend for the 2007 USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series Season Opener at USA International Speedway in Lakeland, FL.
Pistone will be joining up with JCR3 Racing to drive their No. 54 C&C Boilers entry. Together, they will make a run for the 2007 Pro Cup title. Both the team and driver gained valuable experience in 2006, and look forward to putting that experience to good use. And it all begins in Lakeland.
"Well, I started out this season running ARCA and that deal fell through really quick," said Pistone. "I was looking to do some Busch East stuff and I just called JCR3 to see what they had going on. It just ended up working out at the very last minute. But I am glad it did, because we get to go make the first race and start the season off together. This is the best team that I have ever been paired up with; I am really looking forward to it."
2006 was a roller coaster ride for the young Pistone. He ran in several different series, including Pro Cup, the NASCAR Busch Series and the ARCA RE/MAX Series. While he was racing for several different teams, he gained invaluable experience at a number of tracks. Now, that experience is set to pay off as he prepares for Lakeland.
"I am really looking forward to going back Pro Cup racing this year," said Pistone. "I have been to all of the tracks, so I think I will know what to expect. The team had a bit of a learning curve last year, with it being their first year in the series, but hopefully this year will be a good year for both of us."
Despite having less than a week with his new team, Pistone feels that the chemistry, ambition and dedication are all there to put the team where it belongs - in victory lane.
"I think we should be up front a lot, now that this team has come together," added Pistone. "The last two deals I have had have been good deals but just didn't last all year. I feel like that now we are in the best stuff, and they are definitely in it to win. It's not just about making a living; they are doing it for fun and want to win races. I am glad that I have the opportunity to do it with them.
"There is no doubt about it in my mind that we actually have a legitimate shot at winning the 2007 Pro Cup championship. The schedule is cut back, so it should be fairly easy on us and we have been to all of the racetracks before. I think once we get some experience together we should be just fine."