EVENT: Sargento 200 (50 laps / 202.4 miles)
TRACK: Road America
LENGTH: 4.048-mile 14-turn road course
DATE: Saturday, June 23, 2012
TV: ESPN (Coverage begins at 3 p.m. EST)
RADIO: MRN (3:15 p.m. EST)
Cole Whitt on Road America
“I’m not sure what to expect this week-end. Sometimes it’s difficult to establish clear goals when it’s track new to me. I know we want to have a strong finish. A lot of the guys say that half the battle is just keeping all four tires on the track.
“Our team was lucky to go testing last month with Ron (Fellows). He is a great road course racer and an excellent teacher. As a rookie, I’m very thankful that he is running for our team this weekend. He is very open and willing to help. All you have to do is ask.
“It’s neat to be running the VooDoo Ride paint scheme on our car this weekend. It’s probably one of the coolest looking cars I’ve driven. I think the matte black finish looks good and what’s not to like about a green skull on the hood?”
HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY TO WHITT - Whitt turns 21 on Friday, June 22, 2012 and will spend the day participating in a pair of practice sessions leading up to the 50-lap race at Road America on Saturday. Impressively, Whitt has earned the following racing accolades prior to turning 21: one of the few drivers to have raced in all three of NASCAR’s top touring series (Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World) before the age of 21…became the youngest USAC National Champion in history in 2008…named Hoosier Sprint Car rookie of the year in 2006…earned eight International Karting Federation championships…drove to two World Karting Association Grand National Championships.
NNS FIRST FOR WHITT - Rookie Cole Whitt is preparing for his first Nationwide Series start at a road course. He competed in one road course race at Lime Rock Park in the K&N Pro Series East during the 2010 season. Whitt qualified second and led 12 laps prior to earning a second-place finish.
VOODOO ON THE 88 CHEVROLET – Whitt’s No. 88 Chevrolet features the VooDoo Ride paint scheme this weekend at Road America. The black scheme showcases VooDoo Ride’s chilling skull logo on its hood and quarter panels. VooDoo Ride is a car care and lifestyle company co-founded by Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2007. Visit its website at www.voodooride.com to see its vast array of car care products.