by: Willie Whitewall

 

 (ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – October 7, 2010) – Brandon McReynolds will compete in Saturday’s American 200 presented by Black’s Tire and Auto Service – the season finale for the ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards – but not before competing in that morning’s UARA race at Rockingham Speedway.

McReynolds, the son of Daytona 500-winning crew chief and FOX and SPEED NASCAR analyst Larry McReynolds, will pilot the No. 92 Ricky Benton Racing Black’s Tire and Auto Service Chevrolet in the American 200.

“I am so thankful for the chance to run with RBR this weekend at Rockingham,” said McReynolds. “I’m really looking forward to getting back into the ARCA Racing Series, and I can’t wait to get back on the track at the historic Rockingham Speedway. The one-mile track has a lot of history, and I have to thank Ricky Benton, Black’s Tire and Auto Service, and Sof Comfort for the opportunity.”

McReynolds competed in three ARCA Racing Series events with Eddie Sharp Racing this season, including Salem Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, and Pocono Raceway. McReynolds brought home a top-10 finish from Pocono, where he qualified in the fourth position, ran up front early, but faced problems when the right front tire began to go down. McReynolds and his No. 6 Eddie Sharp Racing crew worked hard to get the car back on the track. Restarting in the 21st position, McReynolds battled his way forward for a 10th-place finish.

The 19-year-old will partner with famed hot dog maker Jesse Jones Hot Dogs for the weekend, with his No. 92 Chevrolet carrying the Jesse Jones logo on its hood.

The company’s logo was also on the hood of McReynolds’ late model car last weekend at Martinsville Speedway.

“I am thankful for Jesse Jones Hot Dogs to come on board this weekend at Rockingham,” said McReynolds. “Last weekend, we were able to race with Jesse Jones Hot Dogs on our hood, and I’m excited to take them to the Rock on the hood of our ARCA Racing Series No. 92 Ricky Benton Racing Chevrolet.”

The red hot dogs have been a fan favorite at tracks and at cookouts worldwide for years. McReynolds’ favorite way to enjoy a Jesse Jones Hot Dogs is topped with ketchup and mustard.

The young driver will also compete in Saturday’s UARA event, steering the No. 28 Sof Comfort McReynolds Inc. Dodge. McReynolds has five career UARA victories, including a win in May at Rockingham Speedway.

“I feel confident for both of our races this weekend,” said McReynolds. “I’m excited to go back to the track we won at in the UARA Series in May. Thanks to Sof Comfort for all of their support. They teamed up with us at Martinsville this weekend and will be on both cars at Rockingham.”

Team owner Ricky Benton is also thrilled for the opportunity to team with McReynolds.

“We at RBR Enterprises are excited to have Brandon behind the wheel for us at Rockingham,” said Benton. “Brandon is no stranger to the Rockingham Speedway having raced and won there in the UARA Series back in May of this year.”

Practice for the American 200 begins Friday at 11:30 a.m., with Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell following at 2:30 p.m. The American 200 presented by Black’s Tire and Auto Service airs live on SPEED at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. ARCARacing.com will carry live audio coverage and live timing and scoring of all events.

McReynolds’ turn in the UARA event will occur just before the American 200, with the green flag set to fly at 11 a.m. Saturday.