Josh Williams Looking To Gain Experience; Attention In Daytona Debut
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (February 14, 2012) – - Josh Williams made six
ARCA Racing Series starts last season. And it goes without saying that
Williams and his Josh Williams Racing team picked up the pace considerably from
their previous season and will look to raise that bar even further in Saturday’s
Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
Eight of the 18 year old’s 11 ARCA Racing Series starts have come on short
tracks with the other three consisting of the road courses of Palm Beach
(Fla.) International Raceway and New Jersey Motorsports Park. After turning
the legal age of 18 to compete at a superspeedway last August, the Port
Charlotte, Florida native is has eagerly but patiently waiting increase his
rhyme on the tour.
The time has finally arrived.
“We’ve been looking forward to this week since we started competing on
the ARCA Racing Series tour in 2010,” said Williams, whose team is now run
out of Concord, North Carolina. “Daytona is a big deal to us and we haven’t
taken any curves that could hinder us in any of the on-track activity that
is scheduled for this week.”
He added, “One of the reasons, I’m excited to walk into that garage area
at Daytona is knowing that the our main man calling the shots has won at
that amazing place and will be a part of our No. 02 Southwest Florida Cable
Construction Ford Fusion.” Of course, the man that Williams is referring to
is Barry Owen.
Owen, a former winning ARCA car owner at Daytona with restrictor plate ace
Mike Wallace will guide the rising star in his restrictor plate debut.
“As far as I’m concerned, you don’t get any better than Barry Owen,”
offered Williams. “He truly has been the glue that has kept this team alive
and thriving and now we’re going into his turf if you will at Daytona and we’
re looking to be that inspirational story.
We can’t predict what is going to happen. From practice to qualifying and
even the race, fate is fate. We know that we’re bringing the strongest car
that we can possibly bring to the racetrack and we’re going to give nothing
less than 100 percent to put in solidly in the starting field and then
turn our concentration on the race. I don’t have a lot of drafting experience,
so I have to be incredibly careful of the moves I make on the track,
because I might never know when I need that partner to be “hooked” up with me.
One thing we will do no matter what this week(end) is hold our head high;
because we made it to Daytona and that’s nothing to be ashamed about!”
The team is still in the process of finalizing their plans for the year
and will further concrete their direction following the conclusion of the
first ARCA race of the season.
The Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona (80 laps / 200 miles) is the first
of 20 events on the 2012 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule.
The 49th ARCA race held at Daytona is a three-day show. Practice begins
Thursday, February 16 with a four hour practice session planned from 1:00
p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Menards pole qualifying presented by Ansell is set for
Friday, February 17 slated to begin at 2:00 p.m. A forty-five minute final
practice session is etched in on Saturday, February 18th from 10:00 a.m. -
10:45 a.m. The event will take the green flag later that day shortly after
4:30 p.m. The race will be televised live on SPEED with additional race
coverage including live timing and scoring and radio broadcast through the ARCA
Racing Network (ARN) online at _arcaracing.com_ (http://www.arcaracing.com/)
. All times are local. ARCA, celebrating its 60th season in 2012 is the
preamble for the highly anticipated Budweiser Shootout for the NASCAR Sprint
Cup Series (NSCS) set to ignite under the lights later that night.
For more information on Josh Williams, his Josh Williams Racing team and
sponsorship opportunities for the 2012 season, please connect to the team’s
official website at _Joshwracing.com._ (http://www.joshwracing.com/)
PHOTO CAPTION: Josh Williams, driver of the No. 02 Southwest Florida
Cable Construction Ford Fusion in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
for Josh Williams Racing (JWR).
TEAM COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT:
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