DuQuoin: Edwards, RET Racing preview

Swindell,Hagar and Carver head to the Tony Bettenhausen 100 MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- USAC veteran Jeff Swindell, Derek Hagar and Justin Carver will head to the "Magic Mile" at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds for the "Ted Horn" 100 Sunday...

Swindell,Hagar and Carver head to the Tony Bettenhausen 100

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- USAC veteran Jeff Swindell, Derek Hagar and Justin Carver will head to the "Magic Mile" at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds for the "Ted Horn" 100 Sunday night.

Jeff Swindell, driver of the No. 199 Roush / Yates Ford Racing/ Red Line Oil entry, won the 1990 "Ted Horn 100" and looks to have another great run at the one-mile oval.

"It has been a long time since I have won at DuQuoin and I would like to repeat it again," said Swindell. "I have always seemed to like that track. It is not just a rubber down track. It's more of a finesse mile. You have got to be patient with it. We have made a few changes since the Hoosier Hundred and are anxiously waiting to try those. It's been so long since I ran there. I'm looking forward to going back with a chance to win."

This weekend will mark Justin Carver's first trip to the one-mile oval behind the wheel of the No. 991 Memphis Fence / Dyno Tech entry. The Drummonds, Tenn. native is coming off his first top five Silver Crown finish at Berlin Raceway.

"I'm hoping to carry momentum from our last few races into this one," said Carver. "This is only my third race on a mile dirt track so I'm planning on leaning on my teammates for some advice and shoot for a top five or top ten finish."

BUSY WEEKEND FOR HAGAR

Derek Hagar will rack up the mileage this weekend racing in Chattanooga, Tenn. Friday night, Little Rock, Ark. on Saturday night and DuQuoin, Ill. on Sunday night.

RAIN RAIN GO AWAY

The competitors in the USAC Silver Crown Series are ready to return to racing on the dirt after rainouts at Terre Haute and the Illinois State Fairgrounds this season. The 2009 race at DuQuoin also suffered a rainout.

"I'm looking forward to going out there and racing since it seems like our dirt races have gotten rained out every other time," said the driver of the No. 91 Conrad Sand and Gravel / Dyno Tech/ J&J, Derek Hagar. "It's been a while since I raced in a dirt Silver Crown car and I am ready to get back into the No. 91 dirt car again."

The USAC Silver Crown Series last raced on the dirt back on May 28th. This weekend's weather forecast looks great for Sunday night. The rained out Terre Haute race has been rescheduled for later this season on October 9th. The next three Silver Crown races are on the dirt.

A NEW WINNER?

The Silver Crown Series has not seen a driver win twice this season. All three Carl Edwards/ RE Technologies Racing drivers hope to make Sunday's race, their first Silver Crown win of the season.

-source: ce/ret

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Series USAC
Drivers Carl Edwards , Tony Bettenhausen , Derek Hagar , Jeff Swindell