Carlos Contreras; Rick Ware Racing To Reach 99th Career NASCAR Start At Charlotte
Topics: Carlos Contreras, Rick Ware Racing, Drive for the Cure 300
Knight Motorsports Management
October 7, 2014
CONCORD, North Carolina (October 7, 2014) - - Carlos Contreras, the first Hispanic-born NASCAR driver continues his bid towards 100 career National Series starts this Friday night at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway (CMS) in the running of the Drive for the Cure 300 presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.
Contreras will return to the helm of the No. 23 Retro Infinity Inc. Chevrolet Camaro, since overcoming kidney stones last month at Kentucky Speedway, where the former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver was scheduled to make his 99th National Series start.
Fully recovered from the setback, Contreras will make his second career Nationwide Series start at the 1.5-mile oval. The 44-year old driver competed at CMS in the spring, finishing 33rd, the same place he started driving for Rick Ware Racing (RWR).
Friday night’s event will mark the first time this season Contreras, a native of Mexico City, Mexico will hoist the Retro Infinity colors.
Retro Infinity Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of WRIT Media Group, Inc. (OTCQB: WRIT) and publisher of classic video games on today's mobile devices, including the Amiga Games brand will back the team for the 29th NASCAR Nationwide Series race of the season.
“I’m looking forward to my debut with Retro Infinity and getting the opportunity to go back to Charlotte this weekend,” said Contreras who will make his 12th Nationwide start this season. “It’s unfortunate that I wasn’t able to compete at Kentucky, but I’m feeling great and I’m focused on getting our No. 23 Retro Infinity Inc. Chevrolet a good finish.
“Charlotte is a unique, but a fast track. We made strides start to finish in May, but everyone always searches for improvement. We need to be able to get our No. 23 Retro Infinity Chevrolet handling well over the bumps and carry the speed off the corner to get the momentum on the straightaways. We’re hoping for a top-20 finish on Friday night. Hopefully, we’ll be able to accomplish that.”
Team owner Rick Ware is excited to have Contreras back behind the wheel for the ninth time this season.
“We learned a lot at Charlotte back in May,” said Ware. “We’ve worked hard as a team to make sure we’re putting the best equipment on the track possible and Carlos has worked equally hard to do his job behind the wheel. We’re proud to be carrying Retro Infinity again this weekend and hope we’re able to mount a solid run in our backyard.”
Following Charlotte, Contreras is schedule to pilot a Rick Ware Racing car at Texas Motor Speedway and the 2014 season-finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway in November.
The Drive for the Cure 300 presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is set for Friday, October 10, 2014. The 200-lap contest is scheduled to air live on ESPN2, the Performance Racing Network (PRN) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio Channel 90 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. The green flag is scheduled to fly at 7:46 p.m.
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Rick Ware Racing is on Twitter. Follow them @RickWareRacing.
About Rick Ware Racing:
Rick Ware Racing (RWR) has competed in every NASCAR sanctioned series, ARCA Series, the WMA Motocross Series, AMA Arenacross, Motocross and Supercross Series, Summer X-Games and Rolex Grand-Am Series.
About WRIT Media Group:
WRIT Media Group, incorporated in 2007, is a digital media company with two operating divisions, Front Row Networks, a content creation company providing production, distribution and financing of live concerts, music documentaries, and family programs for theatrical and ancillary distribution; and the "retro" video gaming division, collectively comprised of Retro Infinity Inc. and Amiga Games Inc., video game publishers of classic games, for a wide range of smartphone, mobile, and TV set-top devices. The company is publicly traded on the OTCQB stock exchange under the symbol WRIT.
About Amiga Games and Retro Infinity:
Amiga Games Inc. licenses classic pre-Windows computer game libraries and adapts and republishes the most popular titles for smartphones, modern game consoles, PCs, tablets, and other television streaming devices such as Roku. Retro Infinity Inc. was established to publish and brand games that were not originally released for Amiga brand computers. The two companies tap into the growing "retro gaming" marketplace, building on the "Amiga", "Atari", and "MS-DOS" brands, to deliver retro-gaming titles adapted for modern devices as well as merchandise featuring brands and characters from the games.
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