FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Daytona Beach, FL (February 21, 2014) – Qualifying for the DRIVE4COPD 300 is complete at Daytona International Speedway. With a red flag flying only six minutes from the end of Segment 1, the TriStar Motorsports Toyota Camrys were parked on pit road and car covers were put on.
When the green flag flew once again, all of the TriStar Motorsports cars decided not to return to the track and kept their fastest lap time from the beginning 19 minutes. At the end of Segment 1, the rain returned to Daytona International Speedway and the remaining two Segments were cancelled.
Below are the following results for the DRIVE4COPD 300 qualifying:
Jeff Green and the No. 91 Support Military Foundation Toyota Camry qualified eighth for tomorrow’s race with a fastest speed of 190.783 and a best time of 47.174.
“I am proud of our team effort and I believe that we showed today that TriStar Motorsports has a lot to offer this season,” said Green. “I am proud to have the Support Military Foundation on board this week and look forward to tomorrow’s race.”
David Starr and the No. 10 BYF.org Toyota Camry qualified 10th with a fastest speed of 190.722 and a best time of 47.189.
“I cannot thank my sponsors and my team enough for giving me a fast racecar,” exclaimed Starr. “I am so happy and honored to be driving for Mark Smith and TriStar Motorsports and I cannot wait to get in the car tomorrow and race!”
Blake Koch and the No.44 Son of God Toyota Camry qualified 11th for the DRIVE4COPD 300 with a fastest speed of 190.674 and a best time of 47.201.
“I am really happy with my qualifying run and it was fun to have the group of TriStar Motorsports Toyota Camrys making a pack run,” said Koch. “We out ran some of the higher dollar teams who have more resources than us and I couldn’t be more proud of my guys who gave me a great car this weekend.”
Mike Bliss and the No.19 Tweaker Energy Shot Toyota Camry qualified 12th for tomorrow’s race with a best speed of 190.646 and a best time of 47.208.
“The Tweaker Energy Shot Camry was really fast in the pack and I couldn’t be happier that all of the TriStar Motorsports cars are starting in the top-15,” said Bliss. “I greatly appreciate Tweaker Energy Shots for coming back on board this season and look forward to tomorrow’s race.”
Eric McClure and the No.14 Hefty® /Reynolds Wrap® Toyota Camry qualified for the DRIVE4COPD 300 in the 13th position with a best time of 47.213 and a best speed of 190.625.
“I am really happy with the way all five TriStar Motorsports Toyota Camrys qualified today,” said McClure. “All of our Toyota Camrys have great speed and it should be a great race tomorrow!”
Tune into the DRIVE4COPD 300 tomorrow on ESPN with coverage beginning at 1:00PM ET. Green flag is scheduled for 1:34PM ET.
About TriStar Motorsports NC, LLC:
TriStar Motorsports NC, LLC currently fields Toyota Camrys in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for Mike Bliss, Jeff Green, Will Kimmel, Blake Koch, Hal Martin, Eric McClure and David Starr. Located in Mooresville, North Carolina, TriStar Motorsports has competed in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series since 1989; fielding cars for some of NASCAR’s premier drivers including Bobby Hamilton, Jason Leffler, Kevin Lepage, Phil Parsons, Tony Raines, Greg Sacks, Reed Sorenson, Dick Trickle and others. For more information about TriStar Motorsports, please visit www.tristarmotorsportsnc.com, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.