Concord, N.C. (April 3, 2017) – Ken Schrader Racing, Inc. announced today that Music City Auto Auction of Nashville (MCAA) will serve as primary sponsor on its #52 entry, with driver Austin Theriault, for the April 8, 2017 Music City 200 presented by JIVE at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville.
“We are excited to have the Music City Auto Auction on our Ford for the upcoming ARCA race in Nashville,” team owner Ken Schrader said. “Its sister company, the Orlando Longwood Auto Auction, partnered with us in Daytona and we won the race. Making it to Victory Lane was thrilling not only for our team, but also the Auction folks. We’re hoping for a repeat in Nashville.”
The Music City Auto Auction is a state of the art, 60 acre facility in Spring Hill, Tenn., with Sales Days every Tuesday at 3 p.m. MCAA received the prestigious Ally Leadership Award in both 2015 and 2016. This honor is ‘awarded to the Auction that surpasses all others in Performance’. In 2016 MCAA sold more than 22,000 cars.
“MCAA is proud to continue our partnership with Ken Schrader Racing,” MCAA General Manager, Tim Sherk said. “Having aligned our award winning brand with such a successful organization and experiencing the ultimate thrill at Daytona we look forward to more success at the Music City 200.”
“Nashville has great character — from its worn out asphalt, to its history as being one of the tracks on which many of the NASCAR greats cut their teeth,” Austin Theriault said. “My last race at the track was in 2013 in a Super Late Model, which is different than the heavy ARCA cars. I will take what I learned back then and try to apply it to these cars. Coming off a successful Daytona, I’m excited that the auction group is partnering with us again at one of the best tracks on the 2017 calendar.”
Crew chief Donnie Richeson has been racing at the Fairgrounds track since 1980. He has been successful with a number of drivers including the Green brothers and Darrell Waltrip.
“I am anxious to see how well Austin does at Nashville in this new Ford composite,” Richeson said. “Austin has raced here in late models and I believe he will transition well in an ARCA car.”
The Music City 200 presented by JIVE will be shown LIVE from Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville on MAVTV, at 9 p.m. (Eastern) on April 8.