Franchitti and Fastenal Return to Bristol

Franchitti and Fastenal Return to Bristol

August 20, 2008

Franchitti and Fastenal Return to BMS:  This will be Franchitti’s second effort at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) in a NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) car.  He raced the No. 40 Fastenal Dodge at BMS this past March, scoring a 22nd-place starting position and then finishing just the same—in 22nd place.

Standings Update:  With 10 races left to run this 2008 NNS season, the No.40 Fastenal Team is 19th in the owner standings. With a currently tally of 2,708, the team is just 194 points outside the top 15. 

Rookie Standings Update:  Franchitti grabbed Raybestos® Rookie of the Race honors for the ninth time this 2008 NNS season at Michigan International Speedway last Saturday.  Franchitti is currently second in the rookie standings, just two points behind rookie class leader Landon Cassill (151-149).  Then, just two points behind Franchitti is his fellow Fastenal Teammate Bryan Clauson, who stands third overall with 147 rookie points.

Fastenal Racing Internship at CGRFS:  This year, CGRFS is proud to partner with Fastenal to offer an internship to two automotive trade students.  Participants in the program will get to spend one week at the CGRFS facility in Concord, N.C., learning what it takes to prepare a car for race day.  They will also be flown to Texas Motor Speedway to support the team at track this upcoming November.  The opportunity is available to graduates, or soon-to-be graduates of an automotive trade program.  For more information on eligibility and application deadline visit

Check out the Parrott Perspective:  Franchitti’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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