Bryan Clauson and the No. 40 Fastenal Dodge Team

Bryan Clauson and the No. 40 Fastenal Dodge Team

June 18, 2008

MEDIA ALERT: Prior to NNS qualifying at 3:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, June 21, Bryan Clauson will be part of a “New Faces in the NASCAR Nationwide Series” media question and answer session in The Milwaukee Mile media center. For more information, please contact the CGRFS media relations department.

Career Best Finish: This past weekend at Kentucky Speedway Bryan Clauson scored a career-best fifth-place finish in his young NASCAR Nationwide career. Prior to this weekend, the young driver had a career-best finish of sixth at the Daytona International Speedway which came earlier this season.

Kentucky Recap: Clauson, who celebrated his 19th birthday on Sunday, celebrated a little early on Saturday after posting a career high fifth-place finish and winning the Raybestos Rookie of the Race honors at Kentucky Speedway. After starting the race in the 16th position, the team made some early adjustments to the car to wrangle its handling. Then, a strategic pit stop call by crew chief Brad Parrott helped the driver and team land fifth on the final rundown.

Fastenal Inside Milwaukee: Did you know inside The Milwaukee Mile infield, which is the world’s oldest operating motor speedway, you could fit 434 four thousand square foot Fastenal stores? That is equal to 20 percent of the 2,160 Fastenal stores that serve all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Europe and China.

Wisconsin Connection: The No. 40 Fastenal Dodge crew member Marty Forcier is making a homecoming of sorts this weekend. The Superior, Wis., native got into racing as a field marketing representative for Coors. He joined CGRFS in 1997 and today serves as a mechanic and front-tire carrier.

Standings Update: After grabbing a top five this past weekend in Kentucky, the No. 40 Fastenal Dodge team improved their standing to 17th overall in NNS owner points. With a current tally of 1,761 points, the team is just 21 points outside the top 15, 183 out of the 10th position and 691 points from the first place

Check out the Parrott Perspective: Clauson’s NNS Crew Chief Brad Parrott is keeping fans up to date on what is going on in the world of the Fastenal Racing Team through an online blog he is keeping throughout the 2008 NNS season. Check out the Parrott Perspective at

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