Clauson Racing in Both NNS & NSCS this Weekend
Clauson’s NSCS Debut: Bryan Clauson will attempt to make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) debut this weekend in the No.40 Sony/Target MotorStorm® Pacific Rift Dodge at Lowe’s Motor Speedway (LMS). Clauson—a 19-year-old from Noblesville, Ind.—has been competing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) throughout this 2008 season, driving the No.40 Fastenal Dodge. He made his career-first NASCAR start in September 2007 at Richmond International Raceway (RIR), and has tallied 23 NNS starts since the Fall 2007 debut. To-date, the teen racer has collected one pole, one top-five and two top-10 finishes. Clauson and the No.40 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) NSCS team will have to qualify on time during Thursday night’s NSCS qualifying session in order to run in Saturday night’s Bank of America 500.
Target/Sony MotorStorm Pacific Rift Dodge : The soon-to-be released MotorStorm Pacific Rift game will test out the high banks of Lowe’s Motor Speedway by riding along with Bryan Clauson in his NSCS debut this weekend. The game that is well known for its off-road adventures will adorn the No.40 CGRFS NSCS Dodge at LMS.
Rookie Recap: Clauson is second in the NNS Raybestos® Rookie of the Year race. He trails fellow NNS rookie Landon Cassill by one point (175-174). Clauson has grabbed Rookie of the Race honors six times in 18 total starts this 2008 season, most recently winning the title at Kansas Speedway. The Noblesville, Ind., native has also claimed rookie honors at Auto Club Speedway in August; Daytona International Speedway this past July and February; Kentucky Speedway in June; and Richmond International Raceway this past May.
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 www.fastenalracing.com.
NNS Owner Standings Update: With four races left to run this 2008 NNS season, the No.40 Fastenal Team is 19th in the owner standings. With a currently tally of 3,170, the team is just 281 points outside the top 15.