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Grant Quinlan New Hampshire Motor Speedway NKNPSE Fast Facts

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Grant Quinlan, United Site Services 70

Grant Quinlan New Hampshire Motor Speedway NKNPSE Fast Facts

Chris Knight
Knight Motorsports Management
July 15, 2015


Grant Quinlan
Grant Quinlan, No. 30 International Tool And Mold Ford Fusion, United Site Services 70 Fast Facts

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Race No. 8, United Site Services 70, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH.

Race Information: Event: United Site Services 70, Friday, July 17 at 6:00 p.m. Local Time Track: New Hampshire Motor Speedway Qualifying: Friday, July 17 at 10:15 a.m. Local Time Track Length: 1.058-mile paved oval.

vBack For More: After an exceptional NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut at Columbus Motor Speedway, Rette Jones Racing (RJR) added Friday night’s United Site Services 70 to their limited NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule with newcomer Grant Quinlan aboard.

Columbus Debut: One word summed up Rette Jones Racing NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut at Columbus Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 4: Spectacular. In their first race together, Quinlan impressed and honed his skills qualifying third, led 63 laps en route to a runner-up finish in the NAPA 150.

Busy Weekend Ahead: Maidstone, Ontario native Quinlan has a busy schedule this week. In addition to his responsibilities in Loudon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, he also tested this week in the ARCA / CRA Series in preparation for the Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300 on Saturday, July 18 at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway. Quinlan leads the series standings by 12 points over Hunter Baize.

Locked In: Despite no laps at the 1.058-mile track of New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Rette Jones Racing won’t have to worry about making the field for the United Site Services 70. With 30 cars registered for the race, Quinlan is guaranteed to start the race. With that security, the team will focus on race runs in the No. 30 International Tool And Mold Ford Fusion.

Meet Grant: Quinlan will meet and greet race fans during the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East autograph session on Friday, July 17 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Sponsorship Lineup: In addition to International Tool and Mold serving as the title sponsor for the eighth race of the season, Rette Jones Racing also welcomes Jones Group International, Superior Tool and Mold Inc., and J-AAR Excavating. RJR is co-owned by successful businessman and race car driver Terry Jones.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway Fast Fact: Friday’s race is the 69th race for the series at the 1.058-mile slightly banked oval, dating back to Sept. 1990. This is the second straight year the series has raced on the summer stop for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, after running on the September weekend in 2012 and 2013. It’s the largest track on the K&N East schedule.

Stay Social With Grant: Grant Quinlan is active on Twitter. You can follow and tweet with him @GQuinlan28. His team, Rette Jones Racing is also active on Twitter. Follow them @RetteJones30.

Chassis Intel: Mark Rette, crew chief and co-owner of Rette Jones Racing has elected to bring chassis number 001 to the 1.058-mile paved oval this weekend. This Ford Fusion is appearing in its second race with RJR. This race chassis last competed in the K&N Pro Series East race at Columbus Motor Speedway earlier this month, where Quinlan stunned in his debut with a second-place finish.

Rette Jones Racing, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Pre-Race Quotes: Grant Quinlan, driver of the No. 30 International Tool And Mold Ford Fusion:

On Columbus Motor Speedway Debut: “We we’re ecstatic with our debut at Columbus Motor Speedway. Honestly, we set our expectations to have a good solid run and finish inside the top-10, but to run as well as we did came with a lot of hard work from Mark (Rette), Steven (Keller) and the whole Rette Jones Racing team. Hopefully, we can go to New Hampshire this weekend and have another good run.”

On New Hampshire Motor Speedway: “In a sense we put a lot on ourselves with our second place finish at Columbus. We’d be disappointed if we can’t go to New Hampshire and have a duplicate finish, but we had to keep our objectives modest. This is a completely different track and the competition will be different, but I believe in Mark and the team. We’ll be fine.”

Rette Jones Racing, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Pre-Race Quotes: Mark Rette, mentor and co-owner of the No. 30 International Tool And Mold Ford Fusion:

On Columbus Motor Speedway: “I’m really proud of everyone on the Rette Jones Racing team. We spent a lot of time putting the No. 30 International Tool And Mold Ford Fusion together and Grant did a great job in his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut. We proved to the competition that we’re a force to be reckon with and we hope to continue that trend moving forward.”

On Outlook For New Hampshire Motor Speedway: “It’s another big weekend for our team. This race wasn’t in our schedule, but after Columbus, we decided to go to New Hampshire. We’re keeping our goals realistic. If we can go to New Hampshire and run somewhat similar to what we did in Columbus, the race will be successful. Grant proved that he can drive and we’re looking forward to see what can put together moving forward.”

PRIOR RESULTS:

Grant Quinlan, New Hampshire Motor Speedway NKNPSE Performance Record:

Grant Quinlan will make his second career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East start this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, no prior starts.

The United Site Services 70 (70 laps / 74.06 miles) is the eighth of 14 races on the 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule. Practice begins for the two-day show on Thursday, July 16 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. A final practice session has been etched in from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Friday, July 17 at 10:15 a.m. The event will take the green flag just after 6:00 p.m. later that night. The event will be televised on a tape-delayed basis on NBC Sports Network, Thursday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Fast Links:

Driver: Grant Quinlan on Twitter @GQuinlan28.

Team: Rette Jones Racing on Twitter @RetteJones30.

Sanction: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East: NASCARHometracks.com.

PHOTO CAPTION: Grant Quinlan, driver of the No. 30 International Tool and Mold Ford Fusion for Rette Jones Racing (RJR) in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE).

Contact:

Mark Rette
704.309.7759
mrette@rettejonesracing.com

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