HOMETOWNER MARTIN TRUEX JR, A NASCAR CUP
JOINS ARRAY OF NASCAR TALENTS AT MOTORSPORTS 2008
Martin Truex Jr., the
number one driver for the Dale Earnhardt Inc. team, is quickly becoming
one of the most popular racing talents on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit.
The 27-year-old racer, who grew up in nearby Mayetta, NJ,
will be visiting with many of his fans
when he visit's the huge Motorsports 2008 Race Car Show presented by VP
Racing Fuels at the Atlantic City Convention Center. The show opens at
noon on January 18th and continues through until 5 pm on Sunday, January
Truex, who had one win to his credit on the Cup circuit in
2007 and finished 11th in the Chase for the Cup Championship, will visit
with fans and sign autographs along with a number of other NASCAR stars.
Truex will sign autographs at 5:00 pm on Friday, January 18th (opening
day for the three day show).
Truex kicked off his career in go-kart racing while still
attending grade school. He moved on to modified racing at Wall Township
(NJ) Speedway where he was a feature winner and then to NASCAR Busch
North Series competition where he was a winner.
The Mayetta, NJ racer is a two time past champion of the
NASCAR Nationwide Series.
2007 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday will be part of
the show that covers close to 300,000 square feet of the Convention
Center and includes just about anything imaginable in motorsports. More
than 200 motorsports vehicles will be on display.
In addition to Hornaday and Truex other NASCAR stars
appearing at the show include Elliott Sadler, Casey Mears, Kenny Wallace
and Ken Schrader.
On opening day Wallace and Schrader will present the "Kenny
and Kenny Show" as they talk about their racing careers and their
involvement in short track racing across the nation. Fans having opening
day tickets for the show will be allowed to attend the "Kenny and Kenny
Show" with seating available at 10 am.
Along with appearances of the NASCAR racers and a host of
other well known talents in the sport, show attendees will be able to
attend a variety of educational seminars (FREE) covering subjects from
setting up race cars to learning about legal issues.
The very popular US Tobacco Ms. Motorsports Pageant will be a
big attraction on Saturday.
Kids will be able to take part in Big Wheel competition on Sunday with
Big Wheels provided by the show.
The three day show offers a variety of things for attendees
to see and do that relate to national, regional and local motorsports.
In addition to the show many fans will be attending the Sobe
Life Water Gambler's Classic Indoor racing events at the nearby
Boardwalk Hall on the nights of Friday, January 18th and Saturday,
A large number of Eastern short track racing promoters will
also be taking part in the Promoter's Summit that has been set for
January 18th and 19th. Featured speakers will be NASCAR's Jim Hunter and
ASA's Dennis Huth. Details may be had by telephoning Ernie Saxton at
Complete details on all events can be had at
telephone (609) 888.3618.