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Another New Cup Team (#95)

Post by rightdrive1 on Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:49 pm

"Scott Speed will drive a partial Sprint Cup Series schedule for Leavine Family Racing this season, focusing mostly on the 1.5-mile tracks and road courses. Team owner Bob Leavine was impressed with Speed's ability to out-qualify his car last season with inferior equipment and decided to give the ex-Formula One racer a shot. The team plans to avoid start-and-parking if possible and run the full races it enters, beginning with the Texas Motor Speedway race in April. "You can make more money doing (start-and-parks), for sure, but that's not what Bob wants to do," Speed said Tuesday night. "We want to be professional about it. We're going to look good, we're going to have all of our stuff right and represent our brand and what we're doing the right way and not just be another start-and-park team." Leavine gets its engines from Roush Fenway Racing (on a lower tier) and buys used Roush cars to field its #95 entry (which David Starr drove last season). "We're going about it the right way  as much as you can be," Speed said. "We're not a fully-funded team that's running a full year. But instead of doing a lot, we're doing what we can and doing it right. If we're running well, the pedal is to the floor." The team won't run the superspeedway races, because that requires buying a special car and hoping it survives a crapshoot race. But it will purchase a car for the road courses, Speed said, because those events are "probably more in our control."(SB Nation)
AND "There are a lot of great drivers who don't have a ride," said Speed. "It's a tough time in our sport and I am lucky to have the opportunity here at Levine Family Racing because it's one of the good ones out there. We are doing 16 races and we are going to do them right including the two road course races. We are going to go out and race when we have the ability to run and run it right."(CMS Media Tour Notes)(1-26-2012)"

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Re: Another New Cup Team (#95)

Post by BBoy on Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:12 pm

They were a team last season with David Starr.
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Re: Another New Cup Team (#95)

Post by rightdrive1 on Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:31 pm

BBoy wrote:They were a team last season with David Starr.

Still, they are technically new because no one really cared about them last year and most people thought it was likely that since they were a start-and-park team, they would close. Now, people are paying attention to them because of the attention that many new teams are receiving.

Good thing they fired David Starr. He should just stick to racing trucks.....
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Re: Another New Cup Team (#95)

Post by AntmanB on Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:27 pm

wrongdrive -- i mean rightdrive--- lives up to his nickname.
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Re: Another New Cup Team (#95)

Post by flyingturns89 on Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:39 pm

rightdrive1 wrote:Good thing they fired David Starr. He should just stick to racing trucks.....

Except he got fired from that truck too. Laughing
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Re: Another New Cup Team (#95)

Post by rightdrive1 on Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:48 pm

flyingturns89 wrote:
rightdrive1 wrote:Good thing they fired David Starr. He should just stick to racing trucks.....

Except he got fired from that truck too. Laughing

Lol, not a surprise. Laughing

@AntmanB-I did not choose that nickname. Laughing
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Re: Another New Cup Team (#95)

Post by AntmanB on Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:32 am

you didnt choose rightdrive?
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