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Native American Driver AJ Russell to Make NASCAR Debut

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Source — Bob Gangwer/Thomas J. Netishen
Date Posted — September 21, 2011
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ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — On Saturday September 24th, Sacred Power Motorsports

"The team has been eagerly working toward its racing debut for over a year."

(SPM) will make its racing debut in the #73 Dodge RAM at New Hampshire

Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. SPM is the first

top level Native American owned NASCAR team that is featuring a Native

American driver. The owner of the team is David Melton from the Pueblo of

Laguna tribe in NM. David also owns Sacred Power Corporation, the largest

Native American owned solar integration company in the US. Clovis California

driver A.J. Russell has an impressive racing resume with experiences in Indy Pro

Lights, Supermodifieds and California Asphalt Trucks; A.J. is also a Cherokee

Nation Member in Oklahoma.

The team has been eagerly working toward its racing debut for over a year, with

great partners in Georgia Pacific Professional, Multi-Flow Beverages, Pocket

Rocket Water, Phantom EFX, Wrestling Superstars Live, Southern Pan Services,

and Don Rico Beverages. The goal of the team is to get sponsors products into

the 289 Indian Gaming Casinos across the country. Opportunities are still

availability for partners that would like to place their products into casinos. SPM

is partnering with Jennifer Jo Cobb’s team at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The goal is to run the full NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2012.

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Article posted by staff on September 21, 2011.