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Stott Classic Racing Offers Formal Apology After ARCA RE/MAX 250

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Billy Tanner, ARCA RE/MAX 250

Stott Classic Racing Offers Formal Apology After ARCA RE/MAX 250

Chris Knight
Stott Classic Racing
October 8, 2007


TALLADEGA, Alabama (October 8, 2007) - - Stott Classic Racing car owner Corrie Stott offered the following statement following driver Billy Tanner’s inexcusable comments live on SPEED following Friday’s ARCA RE/MAX 250, the 22nd race of the 2007 season.

“I am deeply sorry to our sponsors, friends, fans and affiliates on Billy’s comments during the ARCA RE/MAX Series 250 on Friday afternoon. I do not condone what he said on national television and I would like to offer to everyone that we have spoken to him at great length about his actions. Michael McDowell is a great driver. I also have the up most respect for Eddie Sharp Racing. The incident was a situation where Michael (McDowell) lost a tire and we were swept up into the accident. Just wrong time, wrong place for us. I am extremely proud of my team for their efforts at Talladega last weekend and I again apologize to everyone for Billy’s actions.”

Tanner made his ARCA RE/MAX Series debut at Talladega Superspeedway after qualifying 26th. After quickly moving through the field, Tanner hovered inside the top-15 for much of the first half of the event.

After making their second pit stop of the event, Tanner along with many of his other competitors were making their dash back to the front before McDowell lost a tire sending his uncontrollable machine into another competitor and directly into the path of Tanner. The extensive damage of the No. 07 CheapCaribbean.com forced the Stott Classic Racing team to exit the event.

Tanner and the organization would be credited with a 36th place finish.

Stott Classic Racing will announce their plans for 2008 ARCA RE/MAX Series season at a later date.

For more on Classic Stott Racing and driver Billy Tanner please visit StottClassicRacing.com

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About Billy Tanner:

A fourth generation driver, Billy Tanner IV, 25, hails from Newtown , PA. A veteran dirt specialist, Tanner won several events in 2006 including at Bridgeport and on his home track of New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, New Jersey . Tanner finished last year sixth in the Race of Champions (ROC) North series, seventh in ROC South, seventh in ROC combined, seventh at New Egypt Speedway, and eighth at Bridgeport . Tanner will run more than a dozen ARCA races in 2007 in hopes of a full season campaign in 2008.

About Stott Classic Racing:

Stott Classic Racing has over 50 years of racing heritage and success. Started in 1955, Ramo Stott was an ARCA champ in 1970 and 1971 along with USAC champ in 1975. His sons Corrie and Lance carried on the tradition, with Corrie having 20 years of NASCAR experience. Successfully starting and operating various NASCAR teams, Corrie was a Crew member for Jeff Gordon and Terry Labonte and Crew Chief for Sterling Marlin and Jimmy Spencer. Corrie has spent the past 12 years in management positions with Hendrick Motorsports, SABCO, and PPI Motorsports.

MEDIA CONTACT

NAME: Chris Knight, Stott Classic Racing
PHONE: 239.834.9797
EMAIL: knight849@aol.com

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