Brickyard Bound - TriStar Motorsports Notes & Quotes


Brickyard Bound - TriStar Motorsports Notes & Quotes

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Wednesday, 24 July 2013 16:38
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Brickyard Bound:
The NASCAR Nationwide Series heads to one of the most historic race tracks in the world, as they will race the at famed two-and-a-half-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This weekend's Nastionwide 250 will be the second time in Nationwide Series history that they've crossed the famous Yard of Bricks.   


Bliss Energized for Indy (@MikeBliss19)

 After earning his 15th top-20 finish last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, Mike Bliss is eager introduce his No. 19 Tweaker Energy Shot Toyota to the world famous Indianapolis Speedway.


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 "There's a lot to like about Indy," said Bliss. "From racing 200 MPH to the history it holds, you can't help but be in awe when you race there."


Bliss will make his sixth career start at Indy. He has four previous starts in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and one in Nationwide competition. In his previous five attempts, Bliss has earned two top-15 finishes. His best finish of 11th was earned twice, once in a Sprint Cup race there in 2005 and in the Nationwide event last year.  


Green is Honored to Race at Indy
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Jeff Green will make his second NASCAR Nationwide Series start at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Saturday's Nationwide 250. Green has made nine previous starts in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Indy. His best finish was earned in 2004 when he placed 14th.  


 "I really enjoy racing at Indy," said Green. "It's a complex track like no other I have raced before. The racing history at Indy is enough to feel honored to race there." 


Whitt is Back in the Saddle Again


After having two weekends off from racing, so teammate Chad Hackenbracht could try his hand at taming the No. 44, Cole Whitt will hop back into the seat

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to take on Indy for his second race with Takagi. Tankless Water Heaters. This will be  the California native's second shot at the fast 2.5-mile rectangular shaped race track in his racing career.


"I am very excited to be back behind the wheel of the No. 44 Takagi Camry," said Whitt. "My Crew Chief Randy Cox and I have spent a lot of time getting this car ready and I'm looking forward to making all this hard work pay off."


Whitt made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at Indy last year and earned a 17th place finish. 

McClure: Brand New for the Brickyard
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Saturday's Nationwide 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will mark Eric McClure's second start at the iconic track. McClure will be well prepared as he will debut chassis No. 314 for the 100-lap event. Also, McClure will bring back the silver and blue Reynolds Wrap® brand paint scheme.


"Last year it was an incredible feeling to pull onto the track for the first time and feel the history," said McClure.  "The racing itself is a challenge because this track, more than any other, displays the resource gap between teams in our series and track position is extremely critical.  We are looking forward to this race and trying to get a finish that reflects our recent performance."


McClure's inaugural start at Indy last year left him with a 24th place finish, after battling and ill-handling race car. For their second go-round, McClure and his team hope that a fresh chassis and a few changes will help them capitalize on a good finish.




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