All-Star Team For All-Star Showdown
Boucenna And Logano In Fadden Racing Entries
North Haverhill, N.H. (January 24, 2010): Fadden Racing will showcase an All-Star lineup when they arrive in California next week for the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown on January 29-30 at Irwindale Speedway. Joey Logano will be joined by Willy Boucenna in making up the two-car team at the post season event.
Paris, France native Willy Boucenna, the 2009 RACECAR Series Champion, has been slated to be behind the wheel of a Fadden Racing entry. The RACECAR Series is based on stock car racing in the United States, but the cars are re-engineered to meet the demands of European tracks. Similar to NASCAR, the RACECAR Series uses Dodge, Chevrolet, and Ford bodies with a 450 hp V-8 engine.
“This will be my first trip in the USA. I know that it will be very difficult to race against the best drivers in NASCAR but I will live my dream as much as I can and do my best to qualify for the main race,” said 18-year-old Boucenna. “I know that we have a very good team with Fadden Racing and (car-owner) Mike Olsen will help me a lot for this first race on a short-track.”
Boucenna is the first driver from France to ever enter the Showdown, and Olsen is determined to get him into the field.
“Willy doesn’t have a guaranteed starting position, but Fadden Racing is going to do everything they can to make sure he has the car to get into that field. It’s an exciting opportunity for Willy and we’re all very excited to be a part of it,” said Olsen, a two-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series Champion.
Earlier this month, it was also announced that Fadden Racing will field a car for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Joey Logano, who will display his familiar orange and white color scheme for primary sponsor Home Depot. Logano, a previous winner of the event (2007), will have Fadden Racing’s Harry Norcross joining Logano’s Nationwide Series crew chief, Kevin Kidd, in the effort.
“Joey almost won last year and he has a very good chance of winning the Showdown this year,” said Olsen. “It’s amazing the caliber of drivers that will make up Fadden Racing next weekend. We can’t wait to get to the track and get to work with these guys.”
Logano almost won last year’s Showdown, but got tangled up with Peyton Sellers on the last lap. He’s hoping to regain the Showdown trophy this year with the help of Fadden Racing.
“We are really excited to have The Home Depot on board with us for the weekend,” Logano said. “Mike Olsen from Fadden Racing stepped up and is going to provide us a solid car for the weekend. I had a lot of fun last year and we are going try and get the trophy back this year.”
The seventh running of the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown, which brings together the top racers from across North America, will be highlighted by the 225-lap K&N Pro Series All-star race. Each race winner during the 2009 K&N Pro Series season is eligible for a protected starting spot, as are the 2009 champions from each of NASCAR’s six regional touring series and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion.
In addition to eligible 2009 race winners and series champions, the starting lineup will be determined through time trials, limited provisionals for K&N Pro Series regulars, and the last-chance “Open” race that provides drivers one final chance to make the grid.
Both nights of racing will be televised live on SPEED and will also air live on SIRIUS NASCAR Radio.
For more information on Fadden Racing, visit www.faddenracing.net.