ANTELOPE, California — Rookie Paulie Harraka and the No. 12 NAPA AutoCare/Adaptive One Brakes Toyota team are looking to capitalize on their momentum after a third place finish at All American Speedway. The young team with veteran crew chief Duane Knorr are geared up to record their first win with the Bill McAnally Racing’s freshman driver as the NCWS West heads to Phoenix International Raceway.
"After such an awesome run at Roseville, I'm really excited to head to Phoenix with Duane Knorr and the rest of the No. 12 NAPA AutoCare team."— Paulie Harraka
Harraka has made a steady climb toward the top five in the chase for the series championship. The No. 12 NAPA AutoCare Toyota team suffered mechanical problems at the first race of the year but rallied at the second race at the BMR team’s home track in Roseville; putting the No. 12 NAPA AutoCare Toyota Camry on the podium. Harraka is eighth in the point standings and only 35 points out of the top five.
The Jimmie Johnson Foundation “150” will run on Thursday, April 16th at Phoenix International Raceway. The race will be televised April 23rd on SPEED Channel.
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Quotes from Harraka: "After such an awesome run at Roseville, I'm really excited to head to Phoenix with Duane Knorr and the rest of the No. 12 NAPA AutoCare team, as I love going to new tracks. Phoenix will be a big learning experience for me, as I've never raced on a track of that size. I'm excited about the challenge and know that I need to keep an especially open mind throughout the day. I've already started studying tapes of past races there. We'll probably spend most of the first session with me moving around and trying to learn as much as I can about the racetrack."