Ryan Preece Pre-Race Notes and Quotes: Homestead-Miami Speedway
Event/Date: Ford Ecoboost 300 (November 15, 2014)
Track: Homestead-Miami Speedway
Track Length: 1.5 miles
Race Distance: 300 miles (200 laps)
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Huntersville, NC (November 12, 2014) – For just the second time this season, Tommy Baldwin Racing will field an entry in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Ryan Preece will jump into the No. 36 Chevrolet with sponsorship from Accell Construction.
Making his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut in 2013, Preece has previously only raced at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He is now set to tackle the multi-grooved track at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
An Accell-erated Future: A member of the NASCAR Next Class of 2014, Preece is Accell-erating his future with the help of longtime Tommy Baldwin Racing sponsor Accell Construction. This is Accell’s first appearance on the car of the Berlin, Connecticut native.
“We are excited to have a new name and face representing Accell Construction at Homestead-Miami Speedway,” said owner Steve Todhunter. “This is a new track for us and we are looking forward to watching Ryan make his debut at this track. His career to date has been nothing short of exciting and this is just the beginning of his days in stock cars.”
Just the Facts: In two previous Nationwide starts, Preece has top 25 finishes in both races. In his Nationwide debut (New Hampshire Motor Speedway, July 2013) Preece started 27th and finished in 24th position. Earlier this season, Preece started the Sta-Green 200 (New Hampshire Motor Speedway) in 22nd position and finished just inside the top 15, coming home with a 14th place finish.
Preece Says: “I am looking forward to heading to Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend. This track is different than any track that I have raced before. Zach (McGowan) and the team have been working hard; it has been an amazing thing to see.”
“None of this would be possible without my supporters and I would like to say a special thanks to East West Marine, Falmouth Ready Mix and Dunleavy Truck and Trailer Repair.”
Did you know?: Ryan Preece won the 2014 Thompson Speedway Sunoco Modified Championship.