Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Harraka joins TriStar Motorsports (#nascar)

Paula Harraka has joined the driver stable of NASCAR Nationwide Series team TriStar Motorsports and will make his debut with the team on May 31 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. He'll be driving the No. 44 Toyota.

"Dover is about as close to home as it gets for me, so there's no better place to make my debut with TriStar Motorsports," Harraka said. "We have dedicated a lot of time to put this all together, and we want to make the most of it. I'm excited to be working with Mark, Greg and the entire team and can't wait to hit the race track."

Harraka participated in NASCAR Drive for Diversity program and has four previous Nationwide Series starts. The most recent of those starts came last season at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. He also has 11 starts to his credit in the Camping World Truck Series and a single start at the Sprint Cup level.*

Harraka competed in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West for two full seasons, winning three times -- twice in 2009 and again in 2010. He finished in the top-five of the series championship standings both those years. 

#nascar Harraka's #44 Buckle Up paint scheme.
Harraka's #44 Buckle Up paint scheme.

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Harraka’s only Sprint Cup Start came in 2013 at Sonoma, California in the #52 Hasa Pool Product Ford.  Unfortunately the debut prove a tad embarrassing. Harraka didn’t even wait to make the “rookie” mistake on the race track; he plowed into the rear of a competitor’s stopped car – while both cars were still on pit road, waiting to roll out onto the track for the two parade laps prior to the start of the race!  Harraka finished 39th in the race - 21 laps off the lead lap.

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