Jay Robinson Racing To Field Randy Hill Racing’s Casey Roderick At Dover
Topics: Casey Roderick, OneMain Financial 200, Jay Robinson Racing
DOVER, Delaware (September 26, 2011) - Officials from Randy Hill Racing (RHR) announced today that they have reached an agreement with longtime NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) team Jay Robinson Racing (JRR) to field the No. 70 Abilene Christian University (ACU) Dodge Challenger R/T for rookie Casey Roderick in Saturday afternoon’s OneMain Financial 200 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway.
Texas-based Randy Hill Racing is currently in the early stages of building a credible NNS operation which attempted to make its debut earlier this month at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway. After mounting respectable and competitive times in practice, the team missed the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 after Roderick tagged the wall in his No. 08 Randy Hill Racing Ford Mustang on his first lap of qualifications.
While the RHR team with the assistance of Mooresville, North Carolina-based Spraker Racing Enterprises is working on future races, Hill made a decision to put the Lawrenceville, Georgia native into the hands of JRR to allow his driver to gain additional seat time in the series, even if it means Roderick will make his “Monster Mile” debut on Saturday afternoon.
“It’s important while we are building our program, that if we are able to put Casey (Roderick) in a different car we will,” offered Hill, a Texan native. “We are grateful to everyone at Jay Robinson Racing for making this such a smooth process. We’re excited about welcoming Abilene Christian back into the Nationwide Series and I’m confident that with the help of JRR and Jeff (Spraker), Casey will easily meet everyone’s objectives this weekend.”
ACU is hoisted in Abilene, Texas just on the outskirts of Hill’s hometown of Baird, Texas. Their mission is to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world. ACU is a national leader in Christian higher education and a place where students, faculty, staff and alumni change the world.
Furthermore, ACU is a vibrant, innovative, Christ-centered community that engages students in authentic spiritual and intellectual growth, equipping them to make a real difference in the world.
Roderick, a former winner in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut last month at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International in a combination effort between RHR and Go Green Racing. Knowing that he’ll be locked into Saturday field gives the 19-year old an opportunity to shift his focus slightly.
“First, I want to thank Randy Hill and Jay Robinson Racing for the opportunity this weekend,” Roderick offered. “This wasn’t an event that we had planned to compete in and I hoping after the misfortune at Richmond, we’re able to have a respectable weekend at Dover.”
When asked what a respectable weekend consists of, Roderick replied by saying, “I want to see both the green flag and the checkered flag. Obviously, we cannot stop things out of our control from happening that could ultimately halt that goal, but if I stay smart and sharp behind the No. 70 Abilene Christian University (ACU) Dodge Challenger R/T, we should have more than a fair opportunity of reaching that goal.
Dover is not an easy track. It’s concrete and the track is often known for its sometimes unforgiving characteristics and nickname. It will be important to work with everyone at JRR to get our car handling as good as we can, so we can have a smooth and hopefully clean race on Saturday.”
From Dover, the Randy Hill Racing team tentatively plans to field an entry for Roderick at Kansas Speedway, Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway, the site of RHR’s home track debut.
The OneMain Financial 200 (200 laps / 200 miles) is the 29th of 34 races on the 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series tour. The lone practice session of the weekend beings Friday, September 30, with a one-hour and 55 minute session planned from 12:35 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day set to launch at 12:05 p.m. The field will take the green flag shortly after 3:30 p.m. with live coverage on ESPN2, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite, Channel 90). Pre-race coverage of the contest lifts off at 3:00 p.m. also on ESPN2.
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