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Patrick Sheltra, No. 60 Buffalo Wings & Rings Dodge Kentucky ARCA Fast Facts

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Patrick Sheltra, Drive Smart! Buckle-Up Kentucky 150

Patrick Sheltra, No. 60 Buffalo Wings & Rings Dodge Kentucky ARCA Fast Facts

Chris Knight
Sheltra Motorsports
May 7, 2009


Patrick Sheltra, No. 60 Buffalo Wings & Rings Dodge Charger, Drive Smart! Buckle-Up Kentucky 150 Fast Facts

ARCA RE/MAX Series Race No. 5, Drive Smart! Buckle-Up Kentucky 150, Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Kentucky

Race Information: Event: Drive Smart! Buckle-Up Kentucky 150, Saturday, May 9 at 8:00 p.m. Local Time Track: Kentucky Speedway Qualifying: Saturday, May 9 at 4:00 p.m. Local Time Track Length: 1.5-mile paved oval.

Talladega Recap: On the heels of his second straight top-five finish the weekend before at Rockingham Speedway, Patrick Sheltra and his Sheltra Motorsports team headed to Talladega Superspeedway looking for win number two of the season. After qualifying a competitive 11th, Sheltra battled overheating issues from the drop of the green flag. After a pit stop to cool down his No. 60 Buffalo Wings & Rings Dodge Charger, Sheltra drafted his way back into the top-five before the car finally succumbed to overheating problems. The team finished 33rd.

Returning To The Bluegrass Oval: For the fifth time in his ARCA RE/MAX Series, Patrick Sheltra will take the green flag at Kentucky Speedway Saturday night. In four prior efforts at Kentucky, Sheltra has maneuvered a top-10 finish twice including a personal best of seventh last May. Ironically, Kentucky Speedway is the site of Sheltra’s first career top-10 finish in 2007.

The Buffalo’s On The Hood For The Rest Of ‘09: For their fourth time this year and second on the hood, Sheltra Motorsports is proud to have Buffalo Wings & Rings on-board as the primary marketing partner for Saturday’s Drive Smart! Buckle-Up Kentucky 150 and for the rest of the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series season. Known for it’s “Great Food; No Bull!” campaign, 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 44 franchised restaurants in 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 additional input on Buffalo Wings & Rings, please connect to Buffalowingsandrings.com or call 513.831.WING.

It’s All About You, Mom: After making his 51st career ARCA RE/MAX Series start on Saturday night, Patrick Sheltra will spend Sunday with his mother Grace Sheltra celebrating the importance of Mother’s Day. Grace Sheltra is one of seven female car owners and / or mothers that compete in the ARCA RE/MAX Series.

Watcha Haulin?: Crew Chief John Hayden has elected to use Sheltra Motorsports Chassis No. 13 this weekend at Kentucky Speedway. This is the same piece the team raced with at Michigan International Speedway, Nashville Superspeedway and Chicagoland Speedway last season. The former Penske Racing ride has two top-10 finishes including a best of sixth at Michigan in three starts. It will be run for just the fourth time in Sheltra’s career. Chassis number 11 will serve as the team’s back-up automobile. That former Penske Racing entry is the same automobile that Sheltra competed with at both Pocono Raceway events and in practice at Nashville Superspeedway last year.

Points Check: After round four on the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule, Patrick Sheltra sits fourth in the championship standings accumulating 685 points. Sheltra is tied with fellow Floridian Bryan Silas. Sheltra is just 130 markers from returning to the top-spot held by Parker Kligerman. Car owner Grace Sheltra sits seventh in the car owner standings.

Keeping The Streak Alive: For 25 consecutive races, Sheltra Motorsports has fielded a car for Patrick Sheltra that run in the top-10 (at one point or another) for all events reverting back to the 2008 ARCA RE/MAX Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway. The team added their 24th race despite finishing 33rd in the ARCA RE/MAX 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. During this period, the team has amassed one win, six top-fives and 11 top-10 finishes. The team’s best qualifying effort occurred at Rockingham Speedway last weekend where Sheltra awarded himself with a career best run of third. The team has led five races at Rockingham Speedway (2009), Salem Speedway (2009) Kansas Speedway (2008), Cayuga Motor Speedway (2008), and Talladega Superspeedway (2008), for a total of 109 laps.

The Ultimate Hunting Experience: Sheltra Motorsports wants to give a race fan an ultimate opportunity to join Patrick Sheltra or Sheltra Motorsports dirt driver Shannon Babb a chance at a paramount moment to hunt with either driver at Patrick Sheltra’s hunting ranch in Dryden, Texas. The best part, all expenses paid! Race fans will have the entire ARCA season to enter the contest with the winner being announced in the ARCA RE/MAX Series finale at Rockingham Speedway in October. Visit HuntingExtravangza.com for more details.

This Is The People’s Car: In an effort to bring race fans closer to the Sheltra Motorsports team, the team is full throttle with their Peoples Car promotion. Race fans will have the opportunity to have their name plastered on the No. 60 Dodge Charger for most of the ARCA RE/MAX Series season. In addition, each time a fan joins the People’s Car their name will be tossed into a drawing for an-all expensed paid trip (minus lodging expenses) to the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series season finale at Rockingham Speedway. The lucky fan will be an honorary member of the Sheltra Motorsports team plus enjoy a few little surprises the team has spiced up for the lucky winner. Stay tuned to PatrickSheltra.com or ThePeoplesCars.com for all the details.

Vote Now: Race fans can vote Patrick Sheltra as the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series most popular driver by visiting ARCANation.com. From now until the end of the season, race fans can click on to ARCA’s official fan-related web site and vote once a day for their favorite ARCA RE/MAX Series driver. The winner will be announced at the ARCA RE/MAX Series Championship Awards Banquet in Covington, Kentucky this December. If you’re an ARCA Nation member your vote counts twice per day for one driver. If you’re a non-ARCA Nation member, your vote counts only once. Sign up today at ARCANation.com and vote for Patrick Sheltra!

Sheltra Motorsports, Kentucky Speedway Pre-Race Quotes: Patrick Sheltra, driver of the No. 60 Buffalo Wings & Rings Dodge Charger:

On Talladega Superspeedway: “We had an awesome car just a disappointing finish. We just couldn’t get our Buffalo Wings & Rings Dodge to cool down. I think we proved to everyone that we had a car capable of winning the race, we just didn’t make it to the end.”

On Kentucky Speedway: “I always enjoy competing at Kentucky Speedway. It’s a fun place to race and our intermediate program is stronger than ever. This is our team’s and Buffalo Wings & Rings hometown track so our goal is to celebrate in victory lane Saturday night.”

On The Signing Of Buffalo Wings & Rings For Remainder Of 2009: “We are thrilled about this new partnership. Our experience with Buffalo Wings & Rings has been everything we could ask for and then some. We’re excited to have their support at the track and in the restaurants all year long.”

On His Off-Weekend: “I had a good time. I went to the Bahamas with my girlfriend Lauren and the family . We’ve been extremely busy the past month or so, so we decided to hop on a plane and get away for the weekend. I’m refreshed and ready to get after it on Saturday.”

On The Point Standings: “We had a bad break at Talladega and dropped a couple spots. We’ll bounce back though, it’s still really early in the season, so we can recover nicely and be back at the top when it really counts.”

Sheltra Motorsports, Kentucky Speedway Pre-Race Quotes: Grace Sheltra, owner of the No. 60 Buffalo Wings & Rings Dodge Charger:

On Talladega: “It was a real bummer. Patrick drove his butt off to get back to the front and then BAM, we were done. We hated it for the team and all of our marketing partners, especially Buffalo Wings & Rings, but that’s racing. We will bounce back.”

On Kentucky: “Kentucky is a special track to Sheltra Motorsports and especially Patrick. In 2007, he collected his first top-10 in the ARCA RE/MAX Series. Since then, he has won, finished in the top-five and added more top-10s to his credit, not to mention leading laps. We want to win at Kentucky this weekend, I think our odds look good.”

On The Signing Of Buffalo Wings & Rings For Remainder Of 2009: “We are thankful especially in these tough economic times to welcome Buffalo Wings & Rings onboard as our primary marketing partner for the remainder of the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series season. We are looking forward to a long-lasting relationship with them and can’t wait to bring them back to victory lane.”

PRIOR RESULTS:

Patrick Sheltra , Kentucky Speedway Prior ARCA Race Results:

Date Event Start Finish Laps Status
05/07 Buckle Up Kentucky 150 23 9 100/100 Running
07/07 WLWT Channel 5-150 24 18 99/100 Running
05/08 Buckle Up Kentucky 150 10 7 112/112 Running
07/08 Kentucky ARCA 150 11 31 83/104 Accident

The Drive Smart! Buckle-Up Kentucky 150 (100 laps / 150 miles) is the fifth of 22 events on the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. The 18th ever ARCA race at Kentucky Speedway is a one-day show. Practice begins Saturday, May 9 with a two hour practice session planned from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Menards Pole by Ansell qualifying is set for later in the day slated to begin at 4:00 p.m. The event will take the green flag that evening shortly after 8:00 p.m. The event will not be televised but the race will be broadcasted live through the ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at arcaracing.com. All times are local.

Fast Links:

Driver / Team: Patrick Sheltra on the web: PatrickSheltra.com

Sanction: ARCA RE/MAX Series: ARCARacing.com

About Sheltra Motorsports:

Sheltra Motorsports (sheltramotorsports.com) is a three-tier Motorsports operation consisting of dirt and asphalt competition. Patrick Sheltra, a 22-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 .



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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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