Saturday, February 19, 2011

BMR Announces Lineup For Season Opener

Bill McAnally Racing is heading to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season opener at Phoenix International Raceway with a lineup of drivers that includes three-time series champion Eric Holmes, 2010 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion DJ Kennington, three-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Most Popular Driver Moses Smith and action sports star and NASCAR newcomer Travis Pastrana.

They will be competing in the 3 Amigos Organic Blanco “100” on Thursday, Feb. 24, at PIR.

Holmes is looking to make it two-for-two at the spring race at PIR, hoping to repeat his win of a year ago in the No. 20 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry.

Kennington will be in the No. 12 Castrol Edge/Northern Provincial Pipeline Toyota Camry. The St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada resident had five wins in 2010, all coming on ovals. He finished on the podium in second place in the 2011 NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown in January.

Coming off a career-best season, Smith would like nothing better than record his first series win in front of his home-town crowd. The veteran driver from Bill McAnally Racing returns to drive the No 16 Hasa Pool Products Toyota Camry.

NAPA Filters will return strongly in 2011, continuing their 13 year partnership, while sharing exposure on the No.16 Toyota with Hasa throughout the year.

Through a partnership, BMR and Pastrana-Waltrip Racing have worked together to get Pastrana his first visit as a NASCAR driver to PIR to gain valuable seat time. He is driving the No. 99 Boost Mobile Toyota Camry. The car coming out of Pastrana Waltrip Racing’s 2010 Nationwide fleet, was prepared by BMR and will be manned by team members from Pastrana-Waltrip Racing and BMR led by crew chief Mike Greci.

Pastrana, who who later this year will make his debut in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for Pastrana Waltrip Racing, recently made his NASCAR debut at the Toyota All-Star Showdown in Irwindale, Calif., where he finished sixth.

The Phoenix race will be televised on SPEED Channel. Check your local listings for date and time. The event will also be covered with lap-by-lap coverage on the NASCAR Home Tracks website.

Team Press Release
Track Photo by Jae Jae W.
Pastrana Photo - Getty Images

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