|New Hampshire Int'l Speedway - Sept. 16th - 23rd|
After starting on points in 27th, Eddie had moved up to 2nd after the first round of pit stops. Unfortunately, an errant rear tire after Eddie's stop dropped the #48 to the back of the field. With a limited number of green flag runs in the cautioned filled and shortened race, Eddie only managed to make it back up to 23rd.
NASCAR GRAND NATIONAL
DIVISION, BUSCH EAST SERIES
TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 34 minutes, 40
MacDonald Back On Track
For 2006 BES Season
MacDonald And LaChance Join Together To Form New Team
Rowley, MA (June 6, 2006): Two weeks ago, Busch East Series, Grand National Division driver Eddie MacDonald was taken aback by a sudden and unexpected parting with his former car owner. With the season about to begin, MacDonald didn’t have much time to think about his future plans. Instead, with only a week until the season opener, MacDonald and crew chief Rollie LaChance put a plan together to form a new team.
“Essentially, Rollie and I both wanted to be there when the season opened at Greenville-Pickens, and we came up with a plan to become co-owners. I had a lot of my own equipment from before, and late last Thursday night, we decided to try and get it ready in time for Greenville. We’ve been pulling all-nighters and we just borrowed some equipment to get the car to South Carolina.”
LaChance and MacDonald haven’t had much sleep in their preparation for the American Revolution 150 at Greenville. They will now run the number 48 and boast a slick red and black paint scheme. The effort is sponsorless, but MacDonald hopes to change that in the coming weeks.
“We’ve done all the work getting the cars changed over and painted,” explained MacDonald. “But now the really hard work begins. We need to find a sponsor. We hope to run the entire season, but at this time, we’re going to have to play it by ear and decide on a race-by-race basis.”
“I can’t thank Rollie and his wife Laura enough,” said MacDonald. “Without their support, racing this year just would not have been possible.”
MacDonald has been a regular competitor with the series since 2001. He concluded the 2005 season with a win at Thompson International Speedway under the direction of LaChance, who has established a stellar record himself in the series as a crew chief.
“We’ve hit a few speed bumps in the last couple of weeks there’s no doubt about that, but I think it’s made us more determined to pick up where we left off last year,” concluded MacDonald.
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