Statement: Team Xtreme Withdraws from Atlanta Race Following Car Theft

Team Xtreme Racing can officially confirm that we have withdrawn the No. 44 entry from the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

The No. 44 hauler was sent ahead of the bad weather that hit the Charlotte area on Wednesday night and parked at Atlanta Motor Speedway. With minor work remaining on the No. 44 Chevrolet, the car was brought separate from the hauler, in an enclosed 26-foot trailer pulled by a pickup, which arrived at the team hotel in Morrow, Georgia on Thursday night at 11pm

 

Hotel surveillance video shows the theft occurred at 5:32 am. According to the police report a silver or grey Jeep Cherokee was spotted leaving the hotel at the time of the theft. 

 

"While this is obviously a setback for this weekend, our plans remain to compete in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season," said team owner John Cohen. "We are working closely with the Morrow police in hopes that our truck, trailer and race car are safely returned. 

 

Team Xtreme Racing PR

Speedway Digest Staff

Follow us on Twitter @SpeedwayDigest