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Michelle Theriault Picks Up The Pace In Qualifying At New Hampshire International Speedway

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Michelle Theriault, New England 125

Michelle Theriault Picks Up The Pace In Qualifying At New Hampshire International Speedway

Chris Knight
Spraker Racing Enterprises
June 28, 2007

“Spraker Racing Enterprises Rookie Feeling More Comfortable About Friday’s Race”

LOUDON, New Hampshire (June 28, 2007) - - NASCAR Busch East Series (NBES) rookie Michelle Theriault headed into Busch pole qualifying Thursday afternoon looking to rebound from a disappointing practice session.

Before climbing into her GLOCK, Inc. Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, the rookie told her crew that she was going to find some speed. She kept her word.

During her two lap hustle around New Hampshire International Speedway (NHIS), Theriault posted a quick lap of 31.450 seconds at 121.107 MPH. The final rundown showed Theriault locked in the 23rd position for Friday’s New England 125.

Earlier in the day, Theriault posted the 34th fastest lap with a time of 32.035 seconds or 118.895 MPH. The Connecticut native picked nearly six tenths of a second during her time trials run.

“I’m happy with our qualifying lap,” Theriault offered. “The car felt really good. I need to thank my guys and Jeff Spraker for making the right adjustments from practice. Jeff asked me if the car loose and it wasn’t. The car stuck and I was happy about that. I’m going to play a cautiously aggressive role during the race. I really think if I drive smart we can have a good finish tomorrow afternoon.”

The New England 125 (125 laps/132.25 miles) is the sixth of 14 events on the 2007 NASCAR Busch East Series schedule. The green flag will waive on Friday, June 29 shortly after 5:10pm Local Time.

For more on Michelle Theriault, please visit MichelleTheriault.com

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Team GLOCK Racing New Hampshire Notes of Interest:

  • Michelle Theriault etched her way into the NASCAR Busch East Series (NBES) record book earlier this season by posting a career-best eighth place finish at Greensville-Pickens Speedway in April. Her finish was also the best-to-date effort by a female competitor. She backed up her performance nearly three weeks later at Elko Speedway posting a 10th place finish, her second consecutive top-10 effort of the season.

  • Members of the GLOCK Racing Team joined their driver at a local appearance on Wednesday (June 27) afternoon at the Manchester Firing Line Range in Manchester , New Hampshire . Team members were able to participate in real live firing sessions with official GLOCK, Inc. handguns. Theriault also signed autographs for fans and awarded one lucky fan with a free GLOCK, Inc. handgun. Four additional fans were surprised with pit passes for Friday’s event.

  • Car owner Jeff Spraker has three prior starts in the NASCAR Busch Series (South) at NHIS. His most recent start occurred in 2003 in a car fielded by Terry Allen.

  • Following three more NBES events, Theriault will attempt to make her third career ARCA RE/MAX Series start at Nashville Superspeedway in the ARCA 200 on August 11.


    NAME: Chris Knight, Spraker Racing Enterprises, GLOCK, Inc.
    PHONE: 239.834.9797
    EMAIL: Knight849@aol.com

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