Billy Venturini and his Venturini Motorsports Team to Crew #1 Red Horse Racing Truck driven by Caitlin Shaw at ORP
Topics: Billy Venturini, AAA Insurance 200 presented by JD Byrider
MOORESVILLE, N.C.(July 21, 2009) - Red Horse Racing is pleased to announce that Caitlin Shaw will pilot the #1 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra at O'Reilly Raceway Park.
The AAA Insurance 200 at O'Reilly Raceway Park will mark Shaw's first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start. Shaw currently races in the USAC National Series but has more than a decade of racing experience under her belt. The 19-year-old started racing quarter midgets when she was just nine years old. She moved up to Mini-Sprints at age 14 and then advanced to the USAC Ford Focus Midget Racing Series just one year later. Shaw has earned multiple championships in quarter midgets and received the Most Improved Mini-Sprint Driver at Sandia Motorsports Park.
"It's such a huge accomplishment for me to be able to compete in the Camping World Truck Series," said Shaw. "Driving in NASCAR has always been a goal of mine, and it's exciting to see some of the hard work paying off. I can't wait to get on the track, especially at O'Reilly Raceway Park. It's a great opportunity that Toyota and Red Horse Racing have made possible for me. I consider ORP to be one of my home tracks because I've been there testing and racing so often with the midget it just feels like home. I think that will help me to focus on running with the other trucks and earning respect from the veteran drivers."
Sponsorship for the #1 Red Horse Racing Tundra comes from several sources including Sparco USA, Toyota Racing Development, GirlRacer.co.uk, Community Healthcare Service, Piloti Driving Shoes, Calico Coatings, Racing Radios and K&N Engineering.
"We are pleased to give Caitlin her first Camping World Truck Series start," said Team Owner, Tom DeLoach. "She has tested with us in the past and it's obvious she has a lot of talent. We're looking forward to helping with her transition into NASCAR and we're happy to be a part of it."
Billy Venturini will serve as the crew chief for the #1 Toyota Tundra. Venturni Motorsports' ARCA/REMAX team will serve as Shaw's crew members for the AAA Insurance 200.
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