Winston-Salem, NC (May 30, 2014) – The No. 04 Jerry Hunt Auto Sales of Lexington, NC Bassett Racing Toyota Camry of Ronnie Bassett Jr. heads into familiar territory at Bowman Gray Stadium for the NASCAR Hall of Fame 150. Bassett Jr. is the only full-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series East driver born, raised and currently residing in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, also home to Bowman Gray Stadium. He has never turned a K&N Pro Series East Series lap at Bowman Gray in competition, but has wins in bandoleros and legends car at the historic NASCAR venue. Bassett Jr. is also the second-generation Bassett to compete and win at Bowman Gray Stadium, his father Ronnie Bassett Sr., has numerous race wins across multiple divisions at the Stadium in the 1990’s and 2000’s.
- Making up Ground Bassett Jr. of Winston-Salem, North Carolina moved into the 9th position in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East driver point standings after an 8th-place finish at Iowa Speedway two weeks ago. Bassett Jr., moved from the 12th position to the 9th position in points and has two top-five finishes, and three top-ten finishes with six starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
- Bowman Gray Stadium Nicknamed “The Stadium”, Bowman Gray is a flat quarter-mile asphalt oval. The track opened in 1946 and is one of stock car racing’s most legendary venues. Bowman Gray Stadium is part of the Winston-Salem Sports and Entertainment Complex and is home of the Winston-Salem State University Rams football team. It was also the home to the Wake Forest University football team until 1968. The NASCAR Hall of Fame 150 will be the fourth NASCAR K&N Pro Series East event at Bowman Gray Stadium, and is also the shortest distance event on the calendar (150 laps, 37.5 miles).
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- Tune In The NASCAR Hall of Fame 150 from Bowman Gray Stadium will be televised on FOX Sports 1 Sat., June 7 at 10:30 a.m EST. You can also follow along with live updates on Twitter (@RonnieBassettJr), HomeTracks.NASCAR.com, and speed51.com.
- Ronnie Bassett Jr. “The NASCAR Hall of Fame 150 is an event I’ve been waiting for almost my entire life, Bowman Gray has been such a huge part of my family and it’s my earliest recollection of being at a racetrack watching my dad race. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit victory lane three times in my career in the bandoleros and legends car divisions, but have never competed at this historic track in a stock car. Having this race so close to home is nice, so many places of where we race are far away and this one is right in my back yard. The chance for friends and family to come out and see what we do is special. I’ve tried to explain it, but now they can experience it firsthand. It’s going to be a really fun night.”