USAR: Illiana: Danny Abold preview

Danny Abold and Progressive Racing ready for Procup North run at Illiana. Team ready to race after escaping Jennerstown fracus. SYRACUSE, NY (April 23, 2002) - Danny Abold and his Progressive Racing Team will be returning to action this coming...

Danny Abold and Progressive Racing ready for Procup North run at Illiana.

Team ready to race after escaping Jennerstown fracus.

SYRACUSE, NY (April 23, 2002) - Danny Abold and his Progressive Racing Team will be returning to action this coming Saturday night at the Illiana Motor Speedway in the Miller Lite 250 and for Danny it means another opportunity to show the world that his team has what it takes to win. "We had a really good race going for us at Jennerstown and I think we proved that we can run our car up front. We were pretty happy with the run we had and had a chance to run up front for a while. I just have to believe that if we hadn't been spun out on the front stretch, we had a pretty good chance at a top 5 finish, the car was just that good," Danny said in an interview after the Jennerstown maylay. "So we're looking to do well this weekend and really make a statement."

Abold's team was able to leave Jennerstown with a minimal amount of damage, so they are in pretty good shape coming into the Illiana event. "The hardest part of this right now is that we are still trying to lock down a primary sponsor on our car. We have a few deals we think will work, but we haven't found the right primary sponsor yet. Once we do, I know we can give them all the positive exposure a sponsor can dream of," and he has all the facilities to back that up.

Unlike most USAR ProCup teams, Abold has ready access to engine and chassis dynos to help him fine tune his car. He also has a separate 5000 square foot shop with a spray booth where he fabricates and finishes his cars - facilities that the average ProCup teams only dream of. "This let's us keep tighter control over what is being done on our car", Danny said, "and we think this should demonstrate that we're not only serious about being in this series, but being a real benefit to any sponsor we hook up with."

"I'm looking forward to being back at Illiana," Danny said of the upcoming race. "I like the track and the fans are some of the best on the circuit - they really pack out the stands. Hopefully we'll have a chance to give them a really good show." Be sure to keep your eyes open for Danny's red, white, and blue #6 Monte Carlo.

-cm/usar-

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