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Patrick Sheltra Completes First NASCAR Nationwide Series Practice At Kansas

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Patrick Sheltra, Kansas Lottery 300

Patrick Sheltra Completes First NASCAR Nationwide Series Practice At Kansas

Chris Knight
Sheltra Motorsports
MacDonald Motorsports
October 2, 2009


KANSAS CITY, Kansas (October 2, 2009) - - ARCA RE/MAX Series (ARS) veteran driver Patrick Sheltra tackled his first NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) laps at Kansas Speedway Friday afternoon trying to dial in his No. 81 Buffalo Wings & Rings-MC2 Energy Drink Dodge Charger for tomorrow’s Kansas Lottery 300.

Sheltra, fresh off an 11th place finish in Thursday’s Kansas Lottery 150 ARCA RE/MAX Series campaign posted the 34th fastest lap by maneuvering a time of 33.128 seconds at 163.004 miles per hour.

“We’re fighting a bad tight condition in the center of the corner,” said Sheltra, who will make his second NASCAR Nationwide Series start this season Saturday. “David (Ingram, Crew Chief) went to work and tried to adjust our Buffalo Wings & Rings-MC2 Energy Drink Dodge Charger to make it better for qualifying and the race tomorrow.”

Sheltra added, “These Nationwide cars are really a lot different than the ARCA RE/MAX Series cars. I know from my experience last year that these Nationwide motor really don’t have any pull and it showed today compared to yesterday. We’re going to keep working on our car and hope to get it better for the final practice this evening.”

Sheltra made 32 laps on the 1.5-mile oval during the hour and a half session with Sheltra’s fastest lap being just 1.061 seconds behind session leader and championship point’s leader Kyle Busch.

Sheltra will make his fourth career NASCAR Nationwide Series start Saturday and second for MacDonald Motorsports. Sheltra competed in the final two NNS events of the 2008 season at Phoenix International Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway and made his dramatic return to Daytona International Speedway in July after surviving a potential career-ending accident in the ARCA RE/MAX Series season opener in February driving the No. 81 Dodge for MacDonald Motorsports. Sheltra will make at least one more Nationwide Series appearance in 2009 by partaking in the Ford 300 in November at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The Kansas Lottery 300 (200 laps / 300 miles) is the 29th of 35 events on the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule. The annual Fall tradition is a two-day show. A final practice session has been etched in on Friday night from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Qualifying is set for Saturday, October 3 set to roll off at 9:05 a.m. The event will take the green flag shortly after 2:30 p.m. The event will televised live on ESPN2 with a pre-race show scheduled to lift off at 2:00 p.m. All times are local.

For more on Patrick Sheltra, the Sheltra Motorsports team and marketing partnership opportunities please visit PatrickSheltra.com.

For additional input on Buffalo Wings & Rings, please connect to Buffalowingsandrings.com or call 513.831.WING.

About Sheltra Motorsports:

Sheltra Motorsports (sheltramotorsports.com) is a three-tier Motorsports operation consisting of dirt and asphalt competition. Patrick Sheltra, a 23-year old native of Indiantown, Florida competes in the UMP and WoO (Dirt) Series; while also running a full schedule in the ARCA RE/MAX Series (No. 60) and a limited schedule in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Sheltra Motorsports ownership is combined of Richard, Grace and Patrick Sheltra. The team is headquartered in Indiantown, Florida with additional operations in Richmond, Indiana and Whitesville, Kentucky.

About Buffalo Wings & Rings:

Buffalo Wings & Rings is the fastest-growing privately owned franchised chain of restaurants in the nation serving Buffalo-style chicken wings, onion rings, burgers, chicken and salads. Founded in 1988 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Buffalo Wings & Rings operates franchised restaurants throughout the United States. Buffalo Wings & Rings was ranked the No. 1 fastest growing restaurant chain nationwide in the July 2008 issue of Restaurant Business, and ranked in the top 500 franchises in the January 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. For more information, visit buffalowingsandrings.com or call 513-831-WING.

About MC2 Energy Drink:

Beverage Plus Inc., the makers of MC2 Energy Drink is a leading franchise company in the Energy Drink industry. The company, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland and located in Las Vegas, Nevada is the holder of the exclusive worldwide license for the entire beverage product line of the Missouri-based Roubi Doux Beverage Company. Besides the MC2 Energy Drink, Beverage Plus Inc. distributes 38 other soft drinks worldwide.

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TEAM COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT:

NAME: Chris Knight, Sheltra Motorsports
PHONE: 239.834.9797 or 239.214.1083
EMAIL: chris@patricksheltra.com

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