Brett Thompson Set for Double Header NASCAR Event(s) in Midwest

JEROME, IDAHO (June 6, 2013)- Brett Thompson, driver of the #61 RTTI Chevrolet in theNASCAR K&N Pro Series, is set for a double header weekend racing Friday night at Iowa Speedway and then a Sunday night show in Odessa, MO at I-44 Speedway. The races will complete Midwest swing for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series that included a stop in Minnesota two weeks ago.

Thompson is currently seventh in the current standings after the Brainerd, MN event where the team finished 17th after losing a motor.

“Brainerd was a tough blow for the team,” Thompson said. “We need to recover some points and Iowa is the perfect track to do so. Even though our finishes there the past couple of seasons have not been what we wanted, I love that track and can’t wait to race Fridaynight.”

The Iowa Speedway, located East of Des Moines in the town of Newton, is a 7/8-mile banked oval that ranks as one of the premiere facilities in the county. The event at Iowa marks the eighth time the East and West divisions of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series have gathered together at Iowa for a combination race.

In previous races at Iowa, gremlins have derailed solid runs for Thompson posting a best 7th place finish. “I have not had much luck at in the past but we have really put a lot of effort into this race,” Thompson offered. “We know that qualifying is key and Will (Harris-crew chief) and the guys have put a great setup under the car. This event always draws a lot of competitors and you have to be on your game as soon as you unload. Iowa is a perfect race track and we are looking for a great race.”

After the Iowa event, the West teams will load up and head 260-miles South to Odessa, MO and I-44 Speedway for an inaugural race on the 3/8-mile race track. “I-44 looks a lot like Rocky Mountain Raceways in Utah,” Thompson said. “We have always been good at RMR and look forward to this race. The travel can be tough on the teams but we have prepared for this weekend and feel we can get ourselves right back into the championship hunt.”

Brett Thompson (Career NKNPS Stats)
* One win, one pole, 23 top fives, 66 top 10s in 121 career series starts
* Best finish this season of eighth, on two occasions
* Average finish this season of 11.33
* Three top 10s in five E-W starts at Iowa
* Best overall E-W finish of seventh on three occasions (2007, 2009, 2011)
* Average finish in E-W event of 18.4

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