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Hometown Race Crucial For Robb Brent At Michigan

Stock Car Racing Topics:  Robb Brent, Racing for Wildlife 200

Hometown Race Crucial For Robb Brent At Michigan

Chris Knight
Robb Brent Racing
June 9, 2009

Robb Brent
BROOKYLN, Michigan (June 9, 2009) - - Fresh off his season best finish last Saturday at Pocono Raceway, Robb Brent heads to Michigan International Speedway this week looking to better his performance while putting on a thrilling show in front of family and friends in Friday’s Racing for Wildlife 200.

While every event is important to Brent, Michigan International Speedway serves a different purpose. The two-mile oval located just two hours from Brent’s hometown track of Shelby Township, Michigan. And while Brent has yet to pull of a top-10 finish at the historic “Irish Hills” track, Brent is eager for a big applause on the stretch of two consecutive top-10 finishes.

“I’m looking forward to going to Michigan this week for a lot of reasons,” offered Brent. “The track fits my driving style, so I have high hopes that we can go there this week and better our seventh place performance last week at Pocono.”

Brent, who shifts between College and a 20-race ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule added, “We didn’t participate in the test at Michigan a couple of weeks ago but I’m not afraid of that. We’ve been putting fast Dodge Chargers out on the track the last couple of weeks and I’m excited to see how well the car will adapt on Thursday and Friday.”

The former road racing ace credits the continued success of Justin Allgaier Motorsports (JAM) to crew chief Bob Blount. Brent and Blount continue to show that their communication is building momentum.

“It’s been great working with Bob,” offered Brent. “He knows a lot about these race cars but he’s not afraid to go out there and make a change. There is so much that can affect the way your racecar feels and Bob can come with a solution that will correct the problem. As the season presses on, I think you’ll see that this team will only continue to get stronger.”

With the solid finish last weekend, Brent continues to make a climb in the ARCA RE/MAX Series championship point standings. The goal of Brent entering the top-10 is gleaming towards become a reality.

“The points keep tallying with the finishes,” Brent admitted. “I cannot take all the credit though. It’s a team effort for sure. We’ll hope to keep inching a little closer if not enter the top-10 by Friday night.”

Washington Township, Michigan based Orchard Chrysler Dodge Jeep will continue it’s long-time association with Brent and serve as the primary sponsor on Brent’s No. 36 Dodge Charger this weekend. Orchard Chrysler Dodge Jeep has backed Brent since his entrance into racing at the age of 16.

“I cannot tell you how important this race is for me this weekend with our sponsor Orchard Chrysler Dodge Jeep. Their faith in me as a racecar driver has been overwhelming. As much as Michigan is a big race for me, it’s an even bigger race for them. They will have a lot of their customers, employees and affiliates keeping their eye on the race, so I hope we’re able to produce a good finish for them.”

Prior to joining Justin Allgaier Motorsports, Brent participated in the ARCA RE/MAX Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driving for NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski and Brad Keselowski Racing. In his 23 ARCA starts, Brent has acquired two top-five finishes and nine top-10 efforts. Brent notched his career best qualifying effort of second at Kentucky Speedway last year. He has led the ARCA RE/MAX Series pack twice for 21 laps in 2008. His best finish in the NCWTS occurred at Nashville Superspeedway in his inaugural truck debut where he finished 21st after qualifying 26th.

The Racing for Wildlife 200 (100 laps / 200 miles) is the eighth of 21 events on the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. The 28th ARCA race at Michigan International Speedway is a two-day show. Practice begins Thursday, June 11 with a two hour practice session planned from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Menards Pole by Ansell qualifying is set for later in the day slated to begin at 3:00 p.m. The event will take the green flag on Friday, June 12 shortly after 5:15 p.m. The event will live on SPEED. The race will also be broadcasted live through the ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at arcaracing.com. All times are local.

For more on Robb Brent, sponsorship opportunities and official team merchandise, please visit the newly re-launched Robbbrentracing.com.

Be sure to cast your vote for Robb Brent as the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series most popular driver. Visit ARCANation.com and vote for Robb Brent today! Remember, if you are a member your vote counts twice compared to non-members whose clicks only equal one vote.

Driver Contact:

Carol Brent

E: Carol@robbbrentracing.com

P: 586.703.3737



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