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febuary 2010

  • James Hylton, Andrew Belmont teammates at Palm Beach:  James Hylton teams up with sponsor Rockingham Speedway for this weekends Tire Kingdom 150 at Palm Beach International Raceway. Hylton will pilot the number 18 Ford Fusion in the ARCA Racing Series event.  Also competing in the event will be Hylton Motorsport's teammate Andrew Belmont, also in a Ford Fusion. "I am really excited about running this weekend at Palm Beach,"  remarked Hylton. "South Florida is one of my favorite parts of the country." ( (02-25-10)
  • Hal Martin returning with Mark Gibson Racing at Palm Beach:  [Hal Martin] will have the experience of Mark Gibson Racing on his side [when he races at Palm Beach International Speedway]. Martin will be sporting a new orange, black, and white paint scheme in the #59 Abundant Energy Dodge Charger. (MediaFit, Inc. PR) (02-25-10)
  • Patrick Sheltra adds sponsorship for Palm Beach: Officials from Sheltra Motorsports announced today that Recycling Services and Indiantown Marina will show their support for Patrick Sheltra as marketing partners for Saturday's Tire Kingdom 150. "I'm proud to have the support of two Indiantown companies for this weekend," said Sheltra. "It means a lot to me and this team to have the extra hometown support in the stands and on the car and hopefully we can have a good run on Saturday as an expression of our gratitude." (Sheltra Motorsports PR) (02-25-10)
  • Casey Roderick planning partial schedule for 2010: Casey Roderick's rookie season piloting the No. 51 Monolith Dodge begins this weekend in the ARCA Racing Series with the running of the Tire Kingdom 150. "We only have sponsorship assistance for about five ARCA events, so I looked over the 2010 schedule and decided on the five events that I thought best suited Casey's talent while giving him the best exposure we could in hopes of bringing along a full- time sponsor in 2011," [team owner Bill] Elliott said. The No. 51 Dodge with sponsorship from Monolith Hospitality will be fielded in a joint effort by Phoenix Racing and Bill Elliott Racing. ( (02-25-10)
  • University of Miami on Tim George's entry: Tim George Jr. will take to the track in the Tire Kingdom 150 with new colors. The No. 31 entry will be decked out in orange, green and white, with the markings of the University of Miami and The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis this weekend. Tim George Jr. will race the UM - Buoniconti Fund themed design and donate his share of the prize winnings toward a year-long goal of raising $59,000. (Tim George Jr. PR) (02-25-10)
  • Blake Koch to drive for Eddie Sharp at Palm Beach: NASCAR K&N Pro Series West driver Blake Koch will compete at Palm Beach Int'l Raceway with Eddie Sharp Racing.  The No. 6 Toyota Camry will be sponsored by Tire Kingdom. (02-19-10)
  • Bryan Silas working with new crew chief: Bryant Frazier, who it was announced would be [Bryan] Silas's crew chief for the 2010 season, left the team after Daytona in favor of an opportunity with Joe Gibbs Racing. "We're bringing in Dennis Conner as crew chief for Bryan at Palm Beach," [said Andy] Hillenburg. ( (02-19-10)
  • Jeff Buice driving Hixson's #23 at Palm Beach: Jeff Buice will make his 2010 ARCA Racing Series debut when he slides into the Wayne Hixson owned #23 Shaver Motorsports Chevrolet Impala for the upcoming road course event at Palm Beach International Raceway on February 27th. Ron Cox will be on hand to call the shots as crew chief. (Hixson Motorsports PR) (02-14-10)
  • Leilani Munter adds associate sponsorship: Leilani Münter is proud to announce that she has partnered Eco Academy as an associate sponsor on her race car for the 2010 ARCA Racing Series season. The Eco Academy is a green job training academy to help bring green collar job opportunities for Americans looking to join the green work force. Leilani and Mark Gibson Racing (MGR) are still looking for additional partners for their race program. ( (02-14-10)
  • Jesse Smith driving for Terry Jones at Daytona:  [Jesse] Smith is back behind the wheel of a Dodge for the first time since 2008, again teaming up with Child’s Tire and Hormel Foods, on February 6 for the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200.  Smith will be reunited with crew chief Bobby Blount.  “It’s a real prestigious track to run well at. I’ve got to thank Child’s Tire, Hormel Foods, and Terry Jones for the opportunity to race at Daytona. It’ll help my skill set behind the wheel because it’s such a different discipline than most of the other racing that we do." ( (02-02-10)
  • Jill George attempting Daytona with James Hylton Racing: Jill [George] will attempt to qualify for the February 6th ARCA race at Daytona International Speedway. She will drive the James Hylton Racing’s #48 Dodge. “I would like to thank Andy Belmont for having the faith in me and my abilities to arrange this amazing opportunity with James Hylton and his Race team. I met Andy at the ARCA test at Daytona in December and he seems to think that I have the talent and abilities to do this." ( (02-02-10)
  • RAB Racing teams with Grant Enfinger: RAB Racing announced today an alliance with Grant Enfinger Racing to provide technical support, equipment and other resources for its ARCA Racing Series team for five of the 10 televised races on SPEED during the 2010 season. Enfinger, who will pilot the No. 09 Ford Fusion, will enter his third year of competition in the series, positioning the family-run and operated team for a competitive year en route to their first victory. ( (02-02-10)