FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2010 - In case you watched the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Bristol tonight and wondered why you didn't see the #75 you can rest easy. We withdrew the entry yesterday after looking at the entry list and realizing that most of the other teams were not going to withdraw and we were going to have to work some miracles if we expected to make that race.
Honestly, we probably would have not been able to beat enough teams to make the show and when that fact is known before you even run a practice session then withdrawing is the only smart thing to do. Sure, we could have sent a team to the track, bought 2-3 sets of tires and earned our right to go home early, but our answer was much more cost effective.
We just don't have the personnel and equipment to compete when there are 9 more entries than there are slots in the race. Three or four more than a full field, maybe; 8-9, probably not.
As for the other teams out there, Michael Gaier will race his U.S. Legends Series entry tomorrow night at Concord Speedway in North Carolina and our Formula 3 boat team has passed technical inspection at Aurora, Indiana and will attempt to qualify and run a couple heat eliminators tomorrow. There are lots of boats at the Midwest Regional Championship so I'll try to blog tomorrow night and let you know if we'll be running in the finals on Sunday afternoon.
Stay tuned over on the Facebook page as Eric will probably provide you with photos and updates there more frequently than I can here.