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Dominick Casola, No. 1 A. Casola Farms Ford Fusion WLWT Channel 5-150 Fast Facts

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Dominick Casola, No. 1 A. Casola Farms Ford Fusion WLWT Channel 5-150 Fast Facts

Chris Knight
Andy Belmont Racing
July 11, 2007

Dominick Casola, Andy Belmont Racing,
No. 1 A. Casola Farms Ford Fusion

ARCA RE/MAX Series Race No. 13, WLWT Channel 5-150
Kentucky Speedway, Sparta , Kentucky

Race Information: Event: WLWT Channel 5-150, Friday, July 13 at 8:00 p.m. Local Time Track: Kentucky Speedway Qualifying: Friday, July 13 at 5:00 p.m. Local Time Track Length: 1.5- paved oval.

Berlin Recap: Dominick Casola made his ARCA RE/MAX Series debut at Berlin Raceway last Saturday night. After qualifying 20th, Casola patiently made his way through the field to charge into the top-10, only to see a career best finish destroyed by another competitors over aggression that saw the No. 1 Ford Fusion make hard contact with the turn four wall. Casola vowing never to give up persevered through the incident, returned to the track and maneuvered a 23rd place finish.

Welcome Back: For the second time this season, Casola will return to Kentucky Speedway aiming for his first top-10 finish of his career. In May during the Buckle-Up Kentucky 150, Casola started 29th but roared to life during the 100 lap shootout to record a very respectable 16th place finish.

What A Team: For much of the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series season, Dominick Casola has been guided by car owner Jennifer Belmont who serves as the spotter on race day. With husband Andy Belmont down on pit road calling the shots, the duo has been able to guide one of the most promising drivers on the tour to become a threat week in and week out.

Point Standings: Competing in 11 of the 12 races on the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule, Casola maintains 18th in the championship standings just 60 points from 17th place competitor Brad Smith Despite the heartache last weekend, Casola gained 25 points on Smith heading into the 13th race of the 2007 season. Only 195 points separate Casola from the top-15 in the championship standings.

Did You Know?: Casola’s sponsor A. Casola Farms is a family owned operation based in New Jersey . A. Casola Farms has been a long time supporter of Dominick’s racing career and has been extremely supportive in Casola’s move from the USAR Hooter’s Pro Cup Series to the ARCA RE/MAX Series.

DominckCasola.com: Has launched featuring the latest on the ARCA rookie, his team and sponsors. Check it out and stay a part of the action!

Andy Belmont Racing, Kentucky Speedway Pre-Race Quotes:
Dominick Casola, driver of the No. 1 A. Casola Farms Ford:

On Berlin Raceway: “It was extremely disappointing to have the finish we did because we had such an awesome racecar. We are running up front and in contention for a top-five finish, but because someone else wasn’t using their head, it cost us big. I guess that’s racing, but at least we everyone knew we were there.”

On Kentucky Speedway : “I tell you what, I’m looking forward to going back to Kentucky Speedway. That race in May started the roll of some good finishes for us and we hope to refire those performances once again on Friday night. I know we are going to have a good car, we just need to use patience and let the race come to us and I’m sure we’ll be in great shape.”

On The Point Standings: “We made some ground up in the point standings last week and that’s great, but we’re aiming to get into the top-15 and we have a long way to go before we can get there. The second half of the season is upon us and I really think that you will see great things from this Andy Belmont Racing team and I have no worries that when the checkered flag falls in October that we’ll be right there solidly in the top-15.”

On The Race Being Televised: “It’s so crucial for the ARCA RE/MAX Series races to be on television. We are constantly working on bringing on new marketing partners aboard our team and the more races that are televised the better we stand on bringing new people into ARCA. We plan to be running very well this weekend,

PRIOR RESULTS:

Dominick Casola , Kentucky ARCA Race Results:

Date     Event     Start     Finish     Laps     Status

05/07     Buckle-Up Kentucky 150     29     16     98/100     Running

Fast Links:

Driver/Team: Dominick Casola on the web: DominickCasola.com

Sanction: ARCA RE/MAX Series: ARCARacing.com

The WLWT Channel 5-150 (100 laps/150 miles) is the 13 of 23 races on the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. The 13th ARCA race held at Kentucky Speedway is a one-day show. Practice begins Friday, July 13 with a two hour and 15 minute (11:30am-1:45pm) session planned. ARCA SIM Factory pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 4:30pm Local Time. The event will take the green flag shortly after 8:00pm Local Time with live coverage on SPEED. Additional race coverage can be found online at arcaracing.com

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NAME: Chris Knight, Andy Belmont Racing
PHONE: 239.834.9797
EMAIL: knight849@aol.com



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