NASCAR Winston West Series Champion Eric Norris will be back in the saddle again at Texas Motor Speedway. Norris will compete in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series "Silverado 350K" Saturday, October 16, 2004. Norris will drive the # 7 "Pavestone" Dodge, prepared by Ultra Motorsports. Norris, the son of famed "Walker Texas Ranger" Chuck Norris, is very familiar with Texas and its Great American Speedway. Norris has been a contender at the track in the past and is looking forward to returning to Texas to be part of this competitive event.
Both Eric and his dad lived in Texas when filming their famed TV show "Walker Texas Ranger".
"Racing in Texas is like a homecoming for me. I have a great love for the area, and the Texas the track is big, fast, tough and challenging. That's right up my alley," says Norris with a smile. "I just love coming back to Texas. I always have a good time racing there."
"I am looking for a good finish on Saturday. There's no doubt the Truck Series is very competitive. I am hopeful that we can make an impression. I've spent time this year testing and looking for a full time ride for 2005. Hopefully it will all come together." Norris who works as a professional Stuntman, Motion Picture and Television director has started downsizing his role in the Hollywood entertainment business to focus on his racing career. "Driving in a NASCAR series is all I really want to do". Norris says.
Norris won the NASCAR Grand National West Series title in 2002. Eric lead his self-owned team, Norris Racing, to the NASCAR championship. Norris set a blistering pace,winning the championship by 119 points.
Pavestone Company, now in its 25th year of operation, is an innovative and entrepreneurial company with a presence in more than 40 states, a workforce of well over 1,000 and sales approaching $300 million. Through a strong retail presence and rapidly growing markets in landscape contracting and design, Pavestone Co. has established its position as the dominant player in interlocking concrete paving stones, segmental retaining walls, landscaping systems, erosion control products, architectural paving slabs, and precast architectural site furnishings. Pavestone Co. is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.