Matt Tifft Rides Momentum Wave To Bowman-Gray
WINSTON SALEM, North Carolina (May 31, 2013) – – The last month has been very encouraging for NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKPSE) driver Matt Tifft.
Between a top-10 finish in the most recent NKPSE event at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, and an impressive fifth in his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut at Toledo Speedway earlier this month, Tifft is hoping the momentum will continue in Saturday night’s Hall of Fame 150 at Bowman-Gray (N.C.) Stadium.
“It’s been a lot of fun this past month, but it seems like forever since we’ve been on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series tour,” explained Tifft. “The finish from Toledo definitely builds confidence in what we are doing and the direction we’re going.”
Dubbed as the toughest track on the 2013 schedule, Tifft will rely on confidence and luck to put his No. 89 DOC 360 Chevrolet Impala in contention and manhandle the track’s brutal and tight 0.25 mile characteristics.
“Realistically, with the nature of Bowman-Gray, the goal is just to be there at the end with the fenders on it. If we can do that, we can definitely finish inside the top-10,” sounded the reigning ARCA Midwest Series Rookie of the Year.
“Bowman-Gray gives you goose bumps when you walk into the stadium,” added the Hinckley, Ohio native. “It’s hard to believe that the a place so small could have that much influence, but the fans make that place roar, and from what I’ve heard, the races are pretty competitive and entertaining, so it should be a good show on Saturday night.”
For Win-Tron Racing, owned by former racers Kevin Cywinski and Nate Thiesse, the expansion to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East tour opens the door for the team to continue and enhance their on-track product. The team will work vigorously with Tifft as part of their driver development platform. Currently, the team is second in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship chase with driver Mason Mingus after five races.
“We’re very proud of Matt and his accomplishments over the past month or so,” said Thiesse. “He’s really starting to find his niche in these heavier cars and that’s showing in his race results. We know that Bowman-Gray will be no easy task, but we know that Matt and the team are up for the challenge that lies ahead, it could be another good weekend for us on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East tour.”
The NASCAR Hall of Fame 150 (37.5 miles / 150 laps) is set for Saturday, June 1 from the 0.25-mile oval. The 150-lap feature will lift off shortly after 8:00 p.m. The race will be tape-delayed on SPEED with an air date of Friday, June 7 at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern).
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