Brett Thompson Back in Action at Miller Motorsports Park

Series Veteran Back Behind the Wheel as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series Set for First Road Course Race of the Season

JEROME, IDAHO (April 26, 2012)- Brett Thompson returns to the drivers seat this weekend at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT in Grand Prix of Utah for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. Last season, Thompson was one of the fastest cars on track and running at the front of the field until a broken suspension bracket forced him to pit for repairs.

Brett Thompson at MMP 2011

A 12th place outing at Phoenix to start the season and an 8th place performance by Braden Havens has the #61 team in the 7th position in the current owners standings. The goal this weekend is to climb in the owners standings and a top five finish would go a long way in doing just that.

Thompson, a twelve year veteran of the series, has made 114 career starts making him one of the most experienced active drivers among his peers. And while road course racing challenges even the most savvy of veterans, Thompson enjoys the challenge. “I have had a few top ten runs on road courses,” Thompson offered. “There are a lot of things that can happen and variables out of your control. Pit strategy seems to play a big part in the outcomes as you really need to be up front late in the race. It is just really hard to make up track position.”

The 2.2-mile East layout at MMP offers a challenging circuit to navigate but a challenge Thompson is excited about. “Road racing is about you and the track,” Thompson said. “If you get too caught up racing the other guys then that’s when things can happen. Miller is an awesome facility and since it is close to home a lot of family and friend will be able to attend.”

In his twelve year NASCAR K&N Pro Series career, Thompson has started 114 NKNPS races since 2000 scoring one win, one Coors Light Pole Award, 23 top five and 63 top ten performances. His best points finish was fifth in 2009. His best road course performance was a 3rd place effort at Portland (OR) Int’l Raceway.

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