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Robb Brent Appreciative Of Opportunity To Race In Backyard - Posted on June 15th, 2011

BROOKLYN, Michigan (June 15, 2011) – Two weeks ago, Robb Brent wasn’t planning on participating in Friday’s RainEater Wiper Blades 200, but a call from a close friend and the support of some local sponsorship, Brent will return to ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards competition Friday afternoon at Michigan International Speedway.

Last week, the Shelby Township Michigan native announced a two-race deal with the potent Eddie Sharp Racing (ESR) beginning with round eight of the season at the two-mile speedway. After piloting Chevrolet Impalas, Dodge Chargers and Ford Fusions, Brent will experience the craftiness of a Toyota Camry in ESR’s familiar No. 2 entry.

To add frosting to the opportunity, Brent will reunite with former crew chief Dave Leiner who masterfully crafted the part-time NASCAR driver to his inaugural ARCA victory last year at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway and will call the shots for the No. 2 AutoDealerAds.com Toyota Camry.

“I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity that has been given to me this week,” said Brent, who will make his 58th career ARCA start in Friday’s contest. “I cannot thank Eddie (Sharp, team owner), Dave (Leiner) and the folks at AutoDealerAds.com enough for stepping up to the plate and making a dream for this season become a reality.”

Knowing that he has just two planned races announced thus far in 2011, the recent Northwood University College graduate knows that he has to make a statement in his fifth start at MIS. In four previous starts, Brent has finished no worse than 16th and has three consecutive top-15 efforts including a 10th place run last June after running third until a late caution. This week though, Brent knows that he’ll have the equipment and expertise that could propel him to his second career ARCA victory in his own backyard.

“Michigan is a very wide track, so it provides some great racing not only for the fans but the competitors too,” sounded Brent. “I’ve seen how strong Eddie Sharp Racing has been at MIS over the last couple of years, so I’m anxious to get behind the seat for myself and enjoy this opportunity of a lifetime. My goal on Friday is to run smart and strong which hopefully will put our No. 2 AutoDealAds.com Toyota Camry in contention for the win.”

In addition to AutoDealerAds.com, Michigan’s largest on-line auto dealer inventory website, Robb Brent Racing will promote Macomb Charitable Foundation and Animal Aid Foundation on his race car.

The Macomb Charitable Foundation (MCF) is a group of volunteers who seek and assist the homeless and poverty stricken children in Macomb County, Michigan. They assist with things that other agencies cannot.

The Animal Aid Foundation is a volunteer-based non-profit charitable fundraising organization dedicated to finding lifelong loving homes for lost or abandoned animals, working together with other no-kill shelters, public donations and corporate support.

“It’s important to promote some of the places I like to support on or off the track,” explained Brent. “Both of these charities are very important to me and my family. Our hope by having them on the car this weekend is to make other Michigan residents aware of some of the great contributions that both of these organizations make to society.”

Prior to joining Eddie Sharp Racing, Brent participated in the ARCA Racing Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driving for NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski and Brad Keselowski Racing. Most recently, Brent spent the last two seasons in ARCA with Allgaier Motorsports, the 2008 championship team. In his 58 ARCA starts, Brent has acquired one win (Pocono 2010), six top-five finishes and 19 top-10 efforts. Brent notched his career best qualifying effort of second at Kentucky Speedway in 2008. He has led the ARCA pack five times for 55 laps. His best finish in the NCWTS occurred at Nashville Superspeedway in his inaugural truck debut where he finished 21st after qualifying 26th. The road racing ace also made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut in 2010 driving for RAB Racing at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

The RainEater Wiper Blades 200 (100 laps / 200 miles) is the eighth of 19 events on the 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. The 30th ARCA race at the Irish Hills track is a two-day show. Practice begins Thursday, June 16 with a one hour and half practice session planned from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Menards Pole by Ansell qualifying is slated to begin on race day, Friday, June 17th at 10:00 a.m. The field will take the green flag later in the day shortly after 5:00 p.m. The event will be televised live on SPEED. Live timing and scoring throughout the 1,320th race for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards since it was formed in 1953 will be available through the ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at arcaracing.com presented by ARCANation.com. All times are local.

For more on Robb Brent, sponsorship opportunities and official team merchandise, please visit Robbbrentracing.com.

About AutoDealerAds.com:

AutoDealerAds.com is Michigan’s largest on-line auto dealer inventory website – with over 300 Michigan based new and used car dealers, and over 40,000 new and used cars to view – with just one click. They have developed a quick and easy to use website, to view area auto dealer’s ads all in one place – with over 2,000,000 hits per month.

Accessing AutoDealerAds.com, consumers at a car dealership can easily comparison shop other area dealer’s current new and used car ads using a SmartPhone, Note Pad, iPad, etc. AutoDealerAds.com has a proven track record – substantially beating newspaper advertising’s price per call – quickly becoming a favorite of area dealerships. AutoDealerAds.com is owned by Auto Connection Media Inc., which specializes in marketing and publishing for Auto Dealers for the past 20 years.

- Robb Brent Racing Press Release




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