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Eddie Sharp Racing Leads ARCA RE/MAX Series Competitors in Aaron’s Laps Led

 

TOLEDO OH (11-14-08)—Eddie Sharp Racing’s No. 2 Red Bull Toyota was a familiar sight at the front of ARCA RE/MAX Series fields in 2008, leading a Series’ high 407 laps in 14 races to earn the Aaron’s Lap Leader award. It marks the second consecutive year that the team has earned the season-end award.

 

Sharp’s up-and-coming Formula One racer-turned stock car driver, Scott Speed, led laps in 14 of a possible 21 races in 2008. The 2008 Aaron’s Lap Leader Award, along with the $5,000 cash prize that comes with it, will be presented at the ARCA RE/MAX Series Championship Awards Banquet at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center on Saturday evening, December 6th.

 

Speed began the 2008 ARCA RE/MAX Series season with limited stock car experience but it did not take long for him to find the front of the field in Toyotas prepared by crew chief Patrick Donahue and the Eddie Sharp Racing Team. The team led their first laps in only the second race of the season at Salem Speedway on April 13th in Speed’s short track racing debut. The team would go on to lead laps at Iowa Speedway, Kansas Speedway, Kentucky Speedway (May and July), Toledo Speedway, Pocono Raceway (June and August), Michigan Int’l Speedway, Berlin Raceway, Nashville Superspeedway, Chicagoland Speedway and the Fall Salem Speedway race.

 

Speed posted four wins, ten top-5 finishes, 17 top-10 finishes and three SIM Factory Pole Awards in the ARCA RE/MAX Series this season. He was followed in the Aaron’s Lap Leader standings by Justin Allgaier’s 353 laps led in ten races, Frank Kimmel’s 333 laps led in seven races, Matt Carter’s 280 laps led in five races and Joey Logano’s 272 laps led in two races.

 

2008 marks the second consecutive year in which Eddie Sharp Racing has led the ARCA RE/MAX Series in laps led. In 2007 Michael McDowell led 822 laps in 15 races in Sharp’s No. 2 ARCA RE/MAX Series entry. McDowell also led the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series in SIM Factory Pole Awards (nine) and race wins (four).

 

Frank Kimmel and Tim Steele, who are ranked first and second among all time lap leaders, both have multiple seasons which they have led 1,000 laps or more in a single season of competition. Steele led 1,513 laps in 20 races in 1996 and 1,412 laps in 19 races in 1997. Kimmel led a career high 1,474 laps in 20 races in 2001 and went on to lead more than 1,000 laps in 2002, 2003 and 2004. In 2005, Joey Miller earned the lap leader award in his rookie season of ARCA RE/MAX Series competition with 1,002 laps led in 15 races.

 

2008 marks the first year that Aaron’s has sponsored the Lap Leader award. Aaron’s also sponsors the ARCA RE/MAX Series’ Lucky Dog program and in 2008 the company was frequently featured on the No. 22 Eddie Sharp Racing Toyota driven by Ken Butler, III in the ARCA RE/MAX Series. Aaron’s is the nation’s leader in the rental, sales and lease ownership, and specialty retailing of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances and accessories. For a large selection of brand name furniture, appliances, Electronics and computer sales or leasing, calls Aaron’s at 1-800-950-7368, or visit www.aaronrents.com.

 

The Aaron’s Lap Leader Award will be presented at the ARCA RE/MAX Series Championship Awards Banquet at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Kentucky on Saturday evening, December 6th. The banquet is open to the public and tickets are available by calling Shalene Williams at the ARCA Office (734) 847-6726.

 

Aaron’s Lap Leader Award Winners, 2008-1978

   
 
Year
 Driver
 Laps Led/Races
 
2008
 Scott Speed
 407/14
 
2007
 Michael McDowell
 822/15
 
2006
 Frank Kimmel
 445/13
 
2005
 Joey Miller
 1002/15
 
2004
 Frank Kimmel
 1027/17
 
2003
 Frank Kimmel
 1042/17
 
2002
 Frank Kimmel
 1237/20
 
2001
 Frank Kimmel
 1474/20
 
2000
 Frank Kimmel
 966/13
 
1999
 Bill Baird
 830/15
 
1998
 Frank Kimmel
 893/14
 
1997
 Tim Steele
 1412/19
 
1996
 Tim Steele
 1513/20
 
1995
 Bobby Bowsher
 564/10
 
1994
 Bobby Bowsher
 559/12
 
1993
 Tim Steele
 632/12
 
1992
 Bob Keselowski
 362/14
 
1991
 Bob Keselowski
 412/7
 
1990
 Bob Keselowski
 421/12
 
1989
 Bob Strait
 341/6
 
1988
 Bob Keselowski
 639/8
 
1987
 Bill Venturini
 494/10
 
1986
 Grant Adcox
 276/4
 
1985
 Ed Hage
 289/3
 
1984
 Davey Allison
 454/9
 
1983
 Bob Schacht
 298/6
 
1982
 Marvin Smith
 167/5
 
1981
 Marvin Smith
 222/4
 
1980
 Marvin Smith
 311/6
 
1979
 Marvin Smith
 128/7
 
1978
 Marvin Smith
 340/5
 
For more information on the ARCA RE/MAX Series, visit www.arcaracing.com.

 

CONTACTS:
ARCA PR/Media, office (734) 847-6726
Don Radebaugh, cell (419) 450-0611
Jackie L. Franzil, cell (419) 574-2685

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