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Cat Racing Event Preview - Dover

Tuesday September 16, 2008


Cat Racing/Dave Blaney Event Preview
Dover International Speedway
Camping World 400

Dover International Speedway Notes
· Dover’s Ride…The No. 22 Bill Davis Racing team plans to utilize chassis No. 47 for the Camping World 400 this weekend at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. This is the team’s workhorse and was most recently utilized at California Speedway, where Dave Blaney qualified eighth.
· Blaney’s Career Stats…Blaney will make his 295th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start when the green flag waves Sunday afternoon. He made his first career Cup Series start in October 1992 at [Rockingham] North Carolina Speedway and finished 25th (qualified 27th) in his first Cup Series start at “The Monster Mile” in 2000. Like this weekend, Blaney was aboard a Bill Davis Racing-owned machine.
· Blaney at Dover…Blaney has made 14 Cup Series starts on the one-mile oval during his career. The veteran driver has finished as high as ninth (2008) and has scored one top-10 finish and three top-15 finishes at the concrete track.
· BDR at The Monster Mile…Competitors driving Bill Davis Racing-owned cars have been racing at Dover since 1993 and have made 39 starts. BDR drivers have five top-10 finishes there.
· Bring Your Sharpie…Look for Blaney to stop by the Caterpillar/Toyota Racing merchandise hauler to sign autographs Sunday. Please check with the trailer for exact times.
· Testing at Lowe’s…The No. 22 BDR team will spend Tuesday and Wednesday testing at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.
· Watch and Listen…Qualifying for the event is scheduled to start at 3:10 p.m. ET Friday, Sept. 19. The 400-lap race is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. ET Sunday, Sept 21, and will broadcast LIVE on ABC (TV), MRN (radio) and Sirius Satellite Radio.

Blaney’s Thoughts on the Camping World 400…“We’re looking forward to getting back to Dover. There have been a couple of tracks that this Caterpillar Camry has run really well at this season, and Dover is one of them. We think we’ve got a pretty good package put together, so we’re hopeful we’ll be able to duplicate the success we had there in the spring. Dover is a fun track to race at. Like everywhere else, handling is a big deal there, and by raceday, there are a couple of different grooves. The best handling cars will have the most success, and we’re hopeful we can get there and put ourselves in position for another top-10 finish.”

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This report was provided by an outside PR source and posted by Kim DeHaven.


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