Carter 2 Motorsports to run a limited Nationwide Series schedule with a well-known driver
Carter 2 Motorsports, an ARCA Series team that fields two full-time cars which was once co-owned by Hip-Hop sensation, rapper Eminem, will be making the move to NASCAR‘s second tier series for next season. The veteran driver will be running at least five races with sponsorship from No Fear.
However, there will also be a rookie in the car for roughly five races according to Roger Carter, owner of Carter 2 Motorsports.
The team is yet to be assigned a car number, but has announced a manufacturer that they will be running. Chevrolet’s will be the car of choice for the team which fielded Dodge’s in the ARCA Series during the 2012 season.
For a team that has start and parked in the ARCA Series in the past, Carter 2 Motorsports will be running the full races once they make their debut. It is definite that the team will not be running at Daytona as the team has opted to start racing later in the season. Besides running Chevrolet’s, the team will be using engine combinations along with chassis’ from Richard Childress Racing which has been known to provide start-up teams with equipment.
Carter stated that it isn’t final for the driver to be racing with his team, but former Nationwide Series driver, Chase Austin, has been helping organize things before anything is official which should be within a few days.
The unknown driver has been within the series for several years, but start and parked in the one cup series race he qualified for in 2011. Carter 2 Motorsports will be refusing to do this according to the team owner. Carter 2 Racing hasn’t ran in the Nationwide Series since 2007 where the team ran a few races with Carl Long, which should affect the team’s results.
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