ROCKLIN, CaliforniaThe #16 NAPA AUTO PARTS/NAPA Belts & Hose team with driver, Austin Cameron next travel to the 3/8-mile paved oval Colorado National Speedway for the “NAPA AUTO PARTS 150 presented by NAPA Belts & Hose” on October 9th, 2004. Fresh off another top-ten finish, the team successfully closed the gap on the hunt for a fourth NASCAR Grand National Division West Series championship title. The NAPA team is only 48 points out of first after recording a 7th place finish at Phoenix International Raceway last Sunday with three scheduled point races left in the 2004 season.
The series last visited Colorado National Speedway in 2001, where the #16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet finished second with NASCAR Nextel Cup driver, Brendan Gaughan. This is only the third visit to the track by the West Series. This is also the first West Series race of 150 laps in distance.
Driver Kerry Earnhardt returns to pilot the #20 NAPA Belts & Hose/NASCAR Select by NAPA Filters after competing in the NASCAR Nextel Cup event at Talladega Superspeedway and the NASCAR Busch Series at Dover International Speedway. The #20 NASCAR Select by NAPA Filters Chevrolet was driven by Indy Racing League driver Sarah Fisher at the recent Phoenix International Raceway event. This was Fisher’s NASCAR debut. Fisher was forced to give up the 14th starting position for an inoperable radio but quickly worked her way up into ninth place before an alternator problem finished her day. Fisher said her transition to the car had “been good. I’m with a good team. I’m having a lot of fun. These are neat cars to drive.”
The “NAPA AUTO PARTS 150” can be seen on SPEED Channel tape-delayed on Sunday, December 11th at noon EST. Check your local listings. For more information on Bill McAnally Racing, please consult or web page at www.billmcanallyracing.com.