DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2005) – Jason Rudd, nephew of NASCAR Nextel Cup Series veteran Ricky Rudd, is seeking his uncle’s advice in preparation for his debut in the Florida Dodge Dealers 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 18.
“It's going to be great to compete at Daytona in the Craftsman Truck Series Dodge Dealers 250. The truck series has evolved over the past 10 years to be a highly competitive series,” Rudd said. “It’s also great to have Ricky here for the Daytona 500. His experience at this track is a huge advantage, and you can bet I will spend as much time as possible picking his brain for any pointers.”
Rudd is making his first start in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in the seat of the No. 31 Dodge owned by series veterans Bob and Shelly Brevak of Brevak Racing, in partnership with RepairOne® Racing. In eight career ARCA/RE/MAX Series starts since 2002, Rudd has three top-10 finishes, including a career-best third at Kentucky Speedway in 2002. He also finished eighth at Nashville Super speedway and ninth at Pocono Raceway in 2002.
Rudd will sign autographs Tuesday, February 15 at Halifax Memorial Hospital and at the Volusia Mall on Thursday, February 17.
Speed Channel will provide live coverage of The Florida Dodge Dealers 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 18 beginning at 8 p.m. EST. Brevak Racing is currently seeking additional sponsors for the race and for the 2005 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series®. For sponsorship information, contact: Shelly Brevak, Team Owner of Brevak Racing, at (715) 682-9399 or [email protected].
RepairOne(R) is a privately held company based in Daytona Beach, Fla., formed to create and grant the Master Franchise Rights and Area Development Rights of automotive repair and service center stores franchised under the "RepairOne" name. Since inception, RepairOne(R) has granted more than 26 affiliate locations throughout the United States utilizing their superior operation method. RepairOne(R) is an established retailer throughout the United States , with locations in densely populated, suburban areas that provide easy access for customers.