Bank of America 500 Pit Note #6
Talk About Your Double-Duty – Three drivers who competed in last night’s UNOH Southern Slam 150 at Charlotte Motor Speedway had to perform some real double-duty as they had to be at work bright and early Friday morning, after the race that ended at approximately 10:00 p.m.
Race winner Tim Brown lives in Cana, Va., and drives every day to his job as a front end suspension specialist for Michael Waltrip Racing. He said he had to get up at 4:00 a.m. to get there. John Smith, who finished eighth, had to be back at Richard Childress Racing to put together a Talladega car, and Gary Putnam, who finished 13th, had to be back here, as he is a car chief for Earnhardt/Ganassi Racing.
Sinica Motorsports Announces New Sprint Cup Team – The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will have a new team competing in the 2012 season. Sinica Motorsports has teamed with NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ARCA Series driver Grant Enfinger to compete in the No. 93 Chevrolet Impala for 10 to 15 races. Allen Wellman will serve as crew chief for the new team, which hopes to run at least one event this year out of its shop in Monroe, N.C. Sinica Motorsports, owned by George Sinica, has acquired race cars from Richard Childress Racing and may use either an Earnhardt Ganassi Racing or RCR engine.
“This is a dream come true for me,” said Enfinger. “I have not raced at this caliber yet but am looking forward to the challenge. This is something I have been working for all my life. I can’t say enough about everybody here at Sinica Motorsports for giving me this opportunity. I feel like there are big things around the corner.”
Sinica Motorsports also plans to test sometime later this season with Enfinger. For more information, visit www.sinicamotorsports.com.
North Carolina’s Oldest Living Breast Cancer Survivor Honored at Tonight’s Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage – One day before her 102nd birthday, Nancy Sue Neal from Waxhaw, N.C., will serve as honorary race director for tonight’s Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage. She will attend the NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers meeting, be introduced during pre-race activities and take a pace car lap around Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Neal was born in 1909 in Madison, N.C., and will celebrate her birthday on Oct. 15. She has been recognized by the American Cancer Society as the oldest living breast cancer survivor in North Carolina. Neal is a 57-year survivor after being diagnosed in 1954.
Neal currently lives with her daughter and sums up her battle with one simple thought.
“I might look like a road map, but I’m here, and I’m still alive,” she said. “I can’t believe that I am going to Charlotte Motor Speedway. I’m so excited to be a part of the race on Friday night, but what I really hope for is Dale Jr. to win the race on Saturday.”
Neal has watched all three Earnhardt generations race.