January 29, 2008

Josh McGuire Starts 2008 Season at East Bay Next Week!

(GRAYSON, KENTUCKY) Josh McGuire will bring his #41 C.J. Rayburn / GCP Racing Engines machine to the East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida next week to open up his version of the 2008 racing season! The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will sanction six nights of Dirt Late Model racing at the Tampa area speedplant from February 4-9. The first three events will pay $5,000 to the winner, while the final three shows will pay $10,000 to win, $10,000 to win, and $12,000 to win respectively. The $12,000 to win, 75-lap finale on Saturday, February 9 will be taped by the cameras of the SPEED Channel for broadcast later in the season. You can learn more about this year's version of the 'Winternationals' online at www.lucasdirt.com!

Below is Josh's "2008 Speedweeks" schedule:
February 4 | East Bay (FL) Raceway Park, Lucas Oil | $5,000 to win
February 5 | East Bay (FL) Raceway Park, Lucas Oil | $5,000 to win
February 6 | East Bay (FL) Raceway Park, Lucas Oil | $5,000 to win
February 7 | East Bay (FL) Raceway Park, Lucas Oil | $10,000 to win
February 8 | East Bay (FL) Raceway Park, Lucas Oil | $10,000 to win
February 9 | East Bay (FL) Raceway Park, Lucas Oil (TV) | $12,000 to win

"On behalf of Josh McGuire Racing, I want to sincerely thank all those who have helped us quickly prepare for Florida," stated McGuire today. "We could not have done it without the help of C.J. Rayburn, GCP Engines, our sponsors, and our friends and family who have burned the midnight oil to get the car ready for East Bay. It is very humbling to know that we are surrounded by such wonderful people that believe in my racing career. I can not say thank you enough for the time and hard work that everyone has put into getting the car ready for the 2008 season."

The Josh McGuire Racing team would like to welcome their newest sponsors: Budda - Bert Transmission Sales & Service, Tom's Family Restaurant, and RW Rental & Supply. JMR would also like to welcome several new product sponsors on board for '08 including: Hypercoils, Sweet Mfg., Callies Cranks, Cometic Gaskets, Dyer's Top Rods, Allstar Performance, WMF Racing Products, and Ohlins Shocks.

Josh and the #41 team would also like to thank all of those dedicated sponsors who have backed them through the years including: DJ's Kitchen Corner, D&C Salyers Construction, Baby Cat Trucking, C.J. Rayburn Race Cars, GCP Race Engines, Expert Glass & Door, Inc., Glenny Glass, Long Architectural Sales, Hoosier Tires, Dave Poske's Performance Parts, Ashland Specialty, Tri-State Floor Covering, Summit RV, I-64 Chevron, Manning Furniture, Omer's Exxon, SHY Racing Suspensions, Impact Racing Decals, AMSOIL - Curran Synthetics, and McGuire Speed Shop.

The latest dirt on Josh McGuire can be found all year long on his official home on the web, located at www.joshmcguireracing.com.

Media Contact: Ryan Delph - Delph Communications