NASCAR & Auto Racing

Ski Motorsports, Stanton Barrett to attempt four races in 2008 Cup season

CONCORD, N.C. - Ski Motorsports and driver Stanton Barrett plan to enter four Nextel Cup races next season – the Daytona 500, Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, the Allstate 400 at Indianapolis and the summer night race at Bristol, Tenn.

The team will field the No. 50 Chevrolet in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Daytona 500 in 2008 with sponsorship from Nos energy drink. The team has an engine lease deal with a “major” Chevrolet Cup team but declined to name which one.

“We believe that there is a place in NASCAR for smaller teams,” said team owner Chris Lencheski. “The key to this is to always remember that it is the fan is who makes the choice who to support, who to connect with.

“We are what made NASCAR great – a small team that will attempt to hit above its weight and if we are fortunate to capture the fans’ interest in honoring the Daytona history while promoting its’ future than we will be a positive story no matter what the result.”