ANNETT, DODSON AND WISE LOOK TO TAKE ON THE HIGH BANKS OF IOWA SPEEDWAY MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Michael Annett, Cameron Dodson, Josh Wise and the Carl Edwards/ Curb-Agajanian/ R.E. Racing team are headed to the high banks of Iowa Speedway for ...
ANNETT, DODSON AND WISE LOOK TO TAKE ON THE HIGH BANKS OF IOWA SPEEDWAY
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Michael Annett, Cameron Dodson, Josh Wise and the Carl Edwards/ Curb-Agajanian/ R.E. Racing team are headed to the high banks of Iowa Speedway for Friday's "Casey's General Stores Challenge. The team finished 2nd in 2007 and won the 2008 event at the .875-mile high-banked oval with Dodson behind the wheel.
"Hopefully we will be as good as we were last year and can get our second win there," said the driver of the No. 991 Roush/ Yates Ford Engine powered, Red Line Oil/ Hemelgarn/ Johnson Motorsports Silver Crown™ car. "Winning at Iowa is not a given. We will have to be on our game but you know our setups going to be close and we kind of have a feel for that track."
Cameron Dodson started 20th at O'Reilly Raceway Park Thursday night in the No. 991 and raced his way through the field on the tight track to finish 9th.
"ORP did not turn out like we wanted it to but our boys worked their butts off. I can't give them enough credit. Hopefully we can score a win at Iowa and good things will happen from there."
Josh Wise will have his hands full this weekend traveling from the Belleville Midget Nationals to Iowa Speedway and back. According to Google maps, that's 685 miles or 11 hours on the road.
"The logistics are going to be pretty hectic and tiresome but I am looking forward to it," said Wise.
The two-time Belleville Nationals winner (2003 and 2006) is scheduled to drive the No. 75 USAC National Midget car for Cruz Pederson Thursday and Saturday night in Belleville, Kansas.
Michael Annett returns to his home track, Iowa Speedway with the goal of winning in both the USAC K & N Silver Crown Series on Friday night and winning in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Saturday. Annett is 15th in the NASCAR Nationwide driver standings and 5th in Raybestos Rookie rankings in first full season in NNS driving the No. 15 Northland car for Germain Racing. The Des Moines, Iowa native is slated to pilot the Bob East owned No. 3 U.S. Cellular Silver Crown car Friday night.
NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES DRIVERS WITH TIES TO THE TEAM
Three drivers in the field for Saturday nights U.S. Cellular 250 presented by Northland Oil and TMC Transportation have ties to the R.E. Technologies Racing team. As mentioned above, Michael Annett with drive in both races this weekend. Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing team owner Carl Edwards is slated to drive the No. 60 CitiFinancial Ford for Roush Fenway Racing Saturday night. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. spent his time working on Silver Crown™ cars for the team before driving in the series for the team in 2006 and 2007. He is scheduled to pilot the No. 16 3M Ford for Roush Fenway Racing.
ON THE HEADSET
Veteran mechanic Robert Hubbard will be the Car Chief for the No. 199 Carl Edwards/ Curb-Agajanian/ R.E. Racing Ford driven by Josh Wise. Veteran Indianapolis 500 winning mechanic Dennis LaCava is the Car Chief for the No. 991 Roush/ Yates Ford Engine powered, Red Line Oil/ Hemelgarn/ Johnson Motorsports entry driven by Cameron Dodson and longtime Memphis racing mechanic Tony Wilson will be the Car Chief for the Bob East owned No. 3 US Cellular car driven by Michael Annett.
IOWA SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE
The USAC National Sprint Car Series is scheduled to take to the track for practice Friday at 10:30am with final practice at 2:40pm. Practice for the USAC K & N Silver Crown Series is slated for 11:30am with final practice at 3:50pm. Sprint Car qualifying is set for 6:10pm with Silver Crown qualifying at 6:45pm. The Casey's General Store Challenge 50 Sprint Car race is set to go green at 8pm and the Casey's General Store Challenge 100 is scheduled for 9pm. The complete schedule is located at iowaspeedway.com.
The No. 199 Carl Edwards/ Curb-Agajanian/ R.E. Racing entry is 6th and the No. 991 is 8th in the USAC Silver Crown Series Owners points coming into Iowa Speedway this weekend. Josh Wise is 10th in driver's points.