â€¢ COEBURN, Va. - A press conference and driver meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Lonesome Pine Raceway to announce the reopening of the track.
Former Volunteer Speedway track manager Doug Gillenwater is expected to be announced as the new track manager, and he will be discussing with drivers and the media plans for the 2007 season at LPR including an opening day of races of May 12.
The track closed at the end of the 2005 season, and reportedly has been leased for one year with an option to buy by an anonymous businessman. Drivers have been encouraged to bring their cars Saturday, and a free open practice will be held following the meeting.
Q'Quinn to run Kenseth's Busch car at Talladega
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â€¢ TALLADEGA, Ala. - Coeburn's Danny O'Quinn, Jr. will drive the Roush-Fenway Racing No. 17 Ford usually piloted by Matt Kenseth this Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway.
The 2006 Busch Rookie of the Year, O'Quinn steps into a car that already has been driven to two wins and five top 10 finishes this season. O'Quinn will also run the No. 17 car at Kentucky on June 16 and New Hampshire on June 30.
Newman's No. 12 Alltel replica visits Kingsport
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â€¢ KINGSPORT - A replica of the No. 12 Alltel Dodge, driven by Ryan Newman, will make a pit stop from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 27 at the Alltel retail store at 1653 East Stone Drive in Kingsport.