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Drew Herring Cools Off In Victory Lane at South Georgia Motorsports Park

Cecil, GA (April 25, 2009) – It was a steaming hot day at the South Georgia Motorsports Park on Saturday for the Sunoco 250, and things continued to heat up on the track as the green flag waved for the second race of the 2009 season. The track crowned its seventh different winner in as many races when polesitter, Drew Herring, took the win after leading 137 laps and earning his very first victory in the USARacing Pro Cup Series.

“This really is a great victory for us,” commented the driver of the No. 22 BTS Tire&Wheel Distributors Ford Fusion. “This win was a long time coming.”

Herring brought the field to the green and dominated the first 137 laps before giving up the lead to come into the pits for fresh tires. Back out on the track and back in the pack, Herring would have to work his way back up through the field. The No. 54s of ...

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Family Helping to Make Families Possible

by: Willie Whitewall


It is no secret that Black’s Tire Service is strongly grounded in family values and family principles. Ricky and Diane Benton have instilled the importance of these values throughout the company. In fact their Mission Statement begins, “Black’s Tire Service is primarily a family business with a family atmosphere…” One only has to be around Ricky and Diane a brief time to clearly see that children and family are important to them, their family, and all the staff of Black’s Tire. Perhaps that is one of the reasons they provide such generous support to Boys and Girls Homes of NC and have been personally involved for many years.

Boys and Girls Homes of NC is a residential and foster care/adoption agency for neglected, abused, and hurting children. The children are provided safety and security in a home-like, family-style cottage with Teaching Parents who provide guidance, support and dis ...

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Herring Finishes Fifth in Pro Cup Series Opener

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After an anxious off-season, wondering if the Pro Cup Series would come back to life in 2009, Drew Herring headed to Concord Speedway (NC) Saturday for the debut of the new USARacing Pro Cup Series. While he didn’t drive his #22 BTS Tire & Wheel Distributors Ford to victory lane, Herring started off his year with a fifth-place finish.

After starting third, Herring was confident in his car and had looked towards taking the checkered flag first, but the handling went away, forcing him to fade back in the pack. Even so, he was able to keep his car pointed in the right direction and stay out of trouble all the way to the checkered flag, unlike some of his competitors on the track.

“We will take a top five. It is definitely not what we wanted,” said Herring. “We thought we had a shot there at the win at one ...

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Kevin Harvick Will Wave the Green Flag at the Carolina 200

by: Willie Whitewall


ROCKINGHAM, N.C. (April 6, 2009) – Kevin Harvick will be atop of the flagstand at the start of the ARCA RE/MAX Series Carolina 200 race at the Rockingham Speedway on April 19th and will wave the green flag to begin the highly anticipated race.

Harvick’s part time Nationwide Series driver, Tony Stewart had the honor during last season’s ARCA race at the historic track.

Harvick will be making the trip to Rockingham following the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway where he will be driving the No. 29 Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet on Saturday night.

Kevin Harvick Incorporated will also field a car in the Carolina 200 with Ricky Carmichael getting his first laps at the one-mile speedway.

“Throwing the green flag at Rockingham will definitely be a new experience for me,” said the 2007 Daytona 500 winner.  “In all my years of racing ...

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