Andretti Closing In On Rookie Title

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NASCAR Busch Series Raybestos Rookie Award In Sight

Moore Consulting Group Press Release

This weekend, John Andretti and the #10 Freedom Roads/Camping World/ Ford team have a weekend off. The team is currently preparing for next weekend’s Dollar General 300 at the 1.5-mile Lowe’s Motor Speedway. There are only five events left in the NASCAR Busch Series season.

Andretti will head into next weeks race with a six point lead in the Raybestos Rookie standings in the NASCAR Busch Series. Andretti, a winner in many different forms of motorsports, speaks about possibly adding another title to his already diverse resume.

John Andretti, driver #10 Freedom Roads/Camping World/ Ford:

“The whole year has been a lot of fun. I enjoyed going to the rookie meetings each week, seeing the future of NASCAR, and talking with them. It’s been good for me too. There have been some places I’ve never been to. I get to hear about what’s going on. David Green does a great job conducting the meetings. In fact, I think he does such a good job of telling so much information that you have to remind him that we have to race these guys too.

“It’s funny to walk through the garage and people yell, ‘rookie’. I recently had an incident when I walked through the gate at a track. The security guard wanted to see my credential. He told me he knew who I was, but he needed to see it anyway. A fan came up and said, ‘All rookies have to show their credentials.’ I think everyone is in tune with what it is. I get a lot of e-mails from people telling me that they can’t quite call me a rookie. There has been a lot of attention around it. It has been fun.

“It’s different too. I’m in a different stage in my career than most rookies. You want to do things and you want to win races. You want to add to all the things that you have done in your career. Every award is something that someone else doesn’t get. I

“It’s funny, the times I’ve won ‘Rookie of the Year’ awards in other series or won championships you just never think about what the value is of it. It starts ‘sinking in’ later down the road. I know there have always been discussions in the ‘Cup’ garage if ‘Rookie of The Year’ is a good omen or bad one. Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, and those guys have won the award. It’s obviously a good one.”



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