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The 2018 Nascar Rheem Pro Series

Discussion in 'Showroom' started by burtonbraves, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. burtonbraves

    burtonbraves Fictional Extraordinaire

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    Well...howdy folks. It's your friendly neighborhood set maker, back with another project I've started!

    As most of you know, I have the Nascar Alternate Universe sets, and I just finished the Cup series for this season. I've also done the Trucks and Xfinity set for 2017, and they will be transferred to 2018 standards later this season, but for now, this is most recent series to begin operation here in the Alternate Universe.

    The Nascar Rheem Pro Series is the feeder series for the top 3 tiers of Nascar. The field is made up of upcoming stars, scrappy short trackers who just love to race, hoping to maybe impress a wandering eye, and the guys who are just here because the paycheck is nice, and it allows them to pursue their passion in some way. This field is a mix of the real life ARCA Racing Series, and the K&N Pro Series. These cars race on primarily short tracks on their 20 or so race schedule, but also visit tracks like Daytona, Talladega, Kentucky, Indianapolis, and Pocono. The field usually hovers around 20-25 cars, mixed between single car teams, and a couple teams fielded for development with big teams.

    This series uses brand new composite bodies, based on the Cup cars from 2013-2014. The series allows the running of Ford, Chevy, and Toyota.

    Credits for this set go to the likes of; The Bullring, BER, Alan H., Masgrafx, SRD, Iceman, Google, and others.

    I hope you all enjoy viewing these! I have 20 cars on the roster at the moment, and will potentially add a few as we go on.

    Here is the official series logo.
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    Menards will also serve as a full time supporter of the series, sponsoring the pole award for this season.
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    Here is our first driver ready for reveal!

    The 24 year old Reese Petraus, from Dodge City, KS will drive the #95 Toyota this season. He drives for the two car team from St. Louis, MO; Alpha Beta Racing. ABR has a decent budget, they don't have the full resources needed to run for the win every week, but top 10s should be aplenty for each of these drivers. Reese specializes on dirt, and has some asphalt experience, but is looking forward to his first full year behind the wheel of a full on stock car on some of the country's biggest tracks.

    Reese Petraus will drive the #95 Merit Pro Toyota in 2018.
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    Our next driver runs for his own team out of Scranton, PA. Jack Carlson is a 27 year old and has loved racing for as long as he can remember. He doesn't have the funding to compete for wins in the slightest, and will be fortunate to score a top 10 during the season, but he's out there to have fun. He's scraped together sponsorship for the year through various businesses around his region of Northeastern PA.

    Dickson City, PA based company Mr. Mulch will be the primary sponsor on the #15 Chevy of Jack Carlson this season.
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    And lastly for this bunch, we have a guy who we expect to compete for wins and top 5s throughout the season. Traine O'Toole is a 20 year old from Sun Valley, ID. He drives for RV Racing, owned by Cup veteran Rick Vancovsky, also from Sun Valley. O'Toole has been doing a solid job on the short tracks in the Northwest, and caught the attention of Vancovsky. He will field a competitive Ford team this season, with resources being supplied in part from Vancovsky's Cup team Long Haul Racing. The 20 year old is looking forward to running the full season in the #33 Fusion, and hopes to impress his team owner, and any other watching eyes.

    Ritchie Brothers Auctions will be on board the #33 Ford this season for the young gun.
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    Thanks for looking! More to come soon! I'm excited to start this new project, and eager to see how I can do some underfunded and low budget type rides, along with the regular sponsored cars.
     
  2. InsideLine

    InsideLine Hey Man! Careful there's a beverage here!

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    Damn! Do You ever sleep and eat?! Lol
     
  3. j.j_yeley

    j.j_yeley Well-Known Member

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    One amazing project after another! I can't wait to see the schemes you produce with this series!
     
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    burtonbraves Fictional Extraordinaire

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    I do sleep...some...and I do eat...some...haha. Nah but I appreciate it guys!

    Next few are ready for reveal.

    Here we have the second car for Alpha Beta Racing. 33 year old Paul Randolph from Tulsa, OK has been around the track for almost 2 decades now. He started racing on the midwest dirt tracks when he was just 14 years old, and proved that his talent was natural from the get-go. Moving to asphalt back in 2012, he quickly adapted to that as well, winning races throughout the midwest on both dirt and pavement. He has raced all types of cars, including late models, midgets, modifieds, and now his newest endeavor, stock cars. The Oklahoma native is looking forward to the new challenge, and is hoping to prove yet again he has what it takes to race up front.

    BiRite Foodservice will be on the #85 Toyota this season for Randolph.
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    Next up we have 2 cars racing under the banner for now retired Cup veteran, Dean Warren. You may remember Warren in the bright orange #73 for the past couple years for Keystone Motorsports. Unfortunately after a couple of poor seasons, the team shut down the third car and Warren was out of a seat. Although he was only 38 years young, he retired from full time competition, and has opened a NRPS team. They will field Fords this season with full sponsorship and adequate engines under the hood. I wouldn't be surprised to see either of these cars pull into victory lane at some point this year.

    The first driver, will be Dean Warren's 16 year old daughter, Sydney. Often remarked upon as being the "quickest chick in the East", she has competed in some of the biggest races in her short career. She finished top 5 in both the Winchester 400, and the Snowball Derby. A lot of eyes will be on Warren this season, as she begins her rookie season behind the wheel of her father's famed #73 car. The Warrens hail from Lancaster, PA, and Dean Warren Motorsports is headquartered in Pottsville, PA. They actually operate out of the Keystone Motorsports shop, and hope to learn some things to possibly translate to the struggling Cup team from Pennsylvania.

    Dean Warren's longtime sponsor JLG Lift Equipment is excited to begin a new chapter with the next racing member of the Warren family, and will be on the #73 Ford Fusion this year. Attempting to stray from the path and embrace the future, this car will feature the new technique used with some Nascar teams, in which they will have the side dedicated to the scheme and sponsor, and will have the number on the quarter panel. With it's flashy orange color and promising young rookie, the #73 will be on of the most watched cars this season.
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    The second car for DWM will be driven by 21 year old Evan Rooney. Rooney is an experienced short tracker in Northeast PA, and has been a "protege" of sorts to Dean Warren for a few years now. Warren was once one of the absolute best short track racers in the country (its often argued he still is). And Rooney finds himself very lucky to be learning from one of the best there is. Although he has very limited stock car experience, he is known to adapt very quickly and embraces new challenges as well as one can. We will see how his 2018 fares, as this will be the toughest challenge yet. He has never been on a track more than .75 miles, so heading to tracks like Daytona and Talladega is going to be very interesting for the 21 year old from Allentown, PA.

    Power equipment giant Stihl will sponsor Rooney in the #67 during his maiden voyage, and is also looking forward to continue their relationship with Dean Warren, who they have been with off and on for about 10 years.
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    Lastly for this little update, we have the first of 2 entries for Xcite Motorsports, a Chevy team from Charlotte, NC. Carl Rinne is a 22 year old from Torrington, WY and has been lighting it up on the west coast. He has attracted the attention of Xcite Motorsports owner Chuck Palmerio, who has agreed to put him in one of his new cars for the 2018 season. With about 4 years of experience, Rinne got a late start on his career, but that doesn't mean he won't be a threat this season. He has access to one of the best racing simulators you can test in, and has been doing so for the past 5 or 6 months preparing for this new adventure. The 22 year old brings along solid sponsorship, and is expected to put his Chevy in victory lane at least once this season.

    Gree Cooling Products has been sponsor the Wyoming native for a couple years now, and is excited to jump on board the #74 car this season.
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    Thanks for looking! More coming soon!
     
  5. Junebugrocks88

    Junebugrocks88 The Wanderer of Sim Racing

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    Great job on these.
     
  6. burtonbraves

    burtonbraves Fictional Extraordinaire

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    Next up we have 2 of the 3 entries for a team that has been fluctuating in terms of open rides and active teams. Midwest Motorsports, based out of Indianapolis, IN started out 2016 with 3 full time Cup teams. Unfortunately, the past couple seasons didn't treat the team too well, and 2 of the 3 teams have closed down. They still operate the #26 Toyota of Jason Monahan in Cup and the Truck Series, as well as the #34 of Leah Martinez in Trucks. This year though they are starting at the bottom in much better shape for the debut year of the Nascar Rheem Pro Series. They will run 3 fully sponsored Toyota Camrys, and are looking forward to having a great year.

    The first driver we have is a guy who ran in Cup in 2016, and a partial schedule in 2017 before his team closed down. Terrence Spinelli is a 38 year old from Chicago, IL, and after a rough go of it in Cup, he's moving to a level more suited for his abilities. He will run the full season in the #46 car and hopes to show his Nascar career isn't a total wash.

    Stevens Transport, Spinelli's devoted sponsor will join him again in 2018.
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    Next up we have a driver who's looking to just get some seat time this season. Jacki Monahan is a 27 year old from Des Moines, IA, and is married to partial team owner, and Cup driver Jason Monahan. Jacki has been racing in the midwest a lot the past couple of years, and has improved on her skill a lot. This year will be the true test though, as she's strapping into a stock car on some of the biggest tracks in the country. She also has a fun bet with her husband, and if she wins a race this year, he will allow her run part time in trucks either this year or next in the #26.

    Maradyne High Performance Fans will sponsor the #62 this season, and is looking forward to their first experience as a primary sponsor.
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    And lastly for this update, we have the younger brother of a rookie in Cup. Wes Masterson scored a Cup seat over the offseason with Harrison Motorsports, and in doing so, he convinced the team owner to give his younger brother, Tyler, a shot behind the wheel. Tyler is a 17 year old from Phoenix, AZ, and has been impressing in his limited starts on asphalt. He has snagged a full time sponsor for the season, and is looking forward to showing that Wes isn't the only talented racer in the Masterson family.

    Marathon Oil Company will sponsor the 17 year old in his debut season in the #42 Chevy.
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  7. DunnLaP24

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    That Marathon car...

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    Awesome paints as always!
     
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  8. burtonbraves

    burtonbraves Fictional Extraordinaire

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    ^Thanks!

    Have a few more done tonight!

    First up is a driver from Baltimore, MD. 36 year old Alberto Sanchez has been around the scene a long time, he's raced in Nascar and ARCA, and he's been a crew chief, engineer, spotter, and hauler driver. He's had a lot of fun in his career being a jack of all trades, and will get the opportunity to run for Baltimore Motorsports this season. Baltimore Motorsports runs the #7 and #77 trucks in the NCWTS, and has expanded a single car to the NRPS. They are excited to get the season started and are expected to have some solid runs with Sanchez behind the wheel of the #29 Ford.

    Grime Boss will sponsor the #29 this season.
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    Next we have the third entry for Cup/Truck development team Midwest Motorsports. This car is reserved for partial team owner and Cup driver Jason Monahan. Monahan is a 29 year old from Indianapolis, IN. He's raced all types of classes of motorsports over the years, including Nascar Cup, trucks, Indycar, and even had a stint in the Rolex 24 a few years ago. This time he will drive his own #26 Camry in the Rheem Pro Series, hoping to improve his stock car driving skills so he can attempt to have a better Nascar career.

    Jason Monahan will drive the #26 Toyota this season, with his main sponsor Brandeis continuing to follow him to the NRPS. Even though the Cup car and Truck have the same scheme, they have allowed Monahan full creativity for the scheme he will run in this series. They have come up with this, calling it the "Brandeis Bee".
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    Next up we have the development driver for Cup team Snyder-Martinez Racing. This team is a huge powerhouse in Cup, running Chevys. This season, they will run the #54 in the NRPS for 18 year old Dallas Lambert, from Mayfield, KY. Lambert has been ripping up the asphalt throughout the south and midwest, and has attracted the eyes of the SMR team scouts. They are excited to begin this new partnership and hope they can form Lambert into an all around talent on the track.

    Willbros Engineering is a full time associate on all the Snyder-Martinez Racing cars in Cup, and will primarily sponsor the #54 Chevy in 2018.
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    Next we have a driver running for his family team. Samir Teer, a 24 year old from Annapolis, MD, drives for his father's team, Top Teer Racing. Team owner Pallav Teer owns a number of successful convenient marts and gas stations all throughout Maryland, and has worked up quite a fortune. The Teer family has always been interested in racing, and it exemplified when Samir began running go-karts around his hometown. He showed a lot of promise, and began to run legend cars, and went up to street stocks next. He continued to have success and now the family is looking to enter Nascar. They will run 2 cars this season, hoping to show they can compete in the newest form of Nascar racing.

    Teer will drive the #31 Chevy this season, and his teammate will drive the #13. The cars will be sponsored by their father's business management company, Top Teer Convenient Marts & Gasoline. Teer operates and manages multiple gas stations, including Mobil 1 and Exxon stations, which will be advertised on each car this season. As of now, ExxonMobil are putting about 25% support into this new team, and if things go well this season, don't be surprised if their up their sponsorship and support.
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    And finally for this update, we have the one car team out of South Boston, VA. Superstar Motorsports will run a full time Ford this year for 29 year old Wade Teague, from Suffolk, VA. Teague is one of the most experienced and talented late model racers out of Virginia, and has won an incredible 27 races at South Boston in the past 3 years alone. Expect this team to compete for wins week in and week out, especially on the short tracks. We will have to see how it goes on the bigger tracks, but this team has a great driver, a powerful engine under the hood, and a smart and talented team, so expect big things this year.

    International Trucks will sponsor the #0 Ford Fusion this season for Teague, and is very excited to jump back into Nascar with this talented racer. They hope to have a good year and move up the ladder, as they are devoted to the Virginia native and his team.
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    BrendonH12 Lover of Jesus!

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    MrDude68 Occasional Backwards Driver

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    The #0 car is phenomenal
     
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  11. GurtonBuster

    GurtonBuster I'm in the business of misery

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    As usual, they're all great but dayum that 31 is hot. That 0 ride is amazing too!
     
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    Well, another feed to follow. Flawless paints just like your recent car set!
     
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  13. burtonbraves

    burtonbraves Fictional Extraordinaire

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    Thanks for all the comments everyone! Got some more done to show off!

    First up we have the second car for Top Teer Racing. 31 year old Sean Quentis, from Annapolis, MD has been racing for about 8 years now. He's raced primarily on the dirt tracks and a little bit of asphalt experience. He has known the Teer family for about 12 years now, and has helped them and Samir Teer and his racing career thus far. Being a family friend and a mentor of sorts, it just made sense to drive the second car for the Chevy team.

    As was mentioned before, Pallav Teer owns a few different gas stations and convenient marts throughout Maryland, and will be showcasing ExxonMobil on both of his cars. This one will be the predominant Exxon car, but will still be splitting the car with Mobil. Quentis will run the #13 ExxonMobil Chevy in 2018.
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    Next up we have the second development car and driver for Charlotte, NC based Cup team Harrison Motorsports. This is 19 year old Max Williams, from Savannah, GA. Williams has been running a lot of short tracks in the southern U.S. for the past couple of years, with a fair amount of success. In about 75 races he's won 8 races, but more importantly, he's never torn up a racecar. He finished every race and has scored 67 top 10s in his short track career. That kind of consistency didn't go overlooked, and his patience, and talent level has earned him a shot in the #21 Chevy for Harrison Motorsports.

    Reiger Suspension will sponsor the #21 car this season.
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    Here we have another development driver for a top level Cup team. Revved Up Racing runs 4 full time Toyotas in the Cup series, and is excited to open a new development seat in the NRPS. The will run the #09 in this series, and have tapped 19 year old Greg Blanchard, from Port Lavaca, TX to drive the car this season. Blanchard has been ripping it up throughout Texas on the dirt tracks, and garnered the attention of the Texas based team. They are really looking forward to seeing what this kid can do on asphalt, behind the wheel of a stock car. He's almost only driven open wheel cars so the challenge will be fun to watch for sure. Blanchard is excited for the opportunity, and it has been his dream to drive for a competitive professional team in a national racing division.

    Blanchard will drive the #09 Airgas Toyota in 2018. Airgas in new to Revved Up, and is looking forward to the new partnership. Rumor has it they might be interested in sponsoring a few races in Cup as well, but we'll have to stay tuned for that ;)
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    burtonbraves Fictional Extraordinaire

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    Next up we have the one car team of ZKR Racing, based out of Columbus, OH. Skeet Franco is a 26 year old from Lodl, OH, and is the son of Stefan Franco who owns multiple different hardware and machine rental services throughout central Ohio. Franco hasn't driven a whole lot in his career, but raced late models on the asphalt in the past couple years, and got the racing bug. With a pretty sizeable budget, the #38 Toyota will compete full time in the NRPS. We're not really sure what to expect out of the Ohio native, but this is a great opportunity to learn in a low pressure environment, and we can see if he's cracked up for this racing thing or not.

    His father's business will be the main backer of the #38 car this year, advertising the Cat Rental Store.
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    Next up we have a brand new 2 car team out of Denver, CO. Ackerly Autosport will run Fords this season, and they have an alliance with Cup team Great American Racing. The first driver will be the 24 year old Ethan DeSanto, from Denver. DeSanto has been working on making a career in motorsports for about 10 years now. He's been building his own cars out of his garage, and racing them when he has the chance. Now that he's out of school, he can focus on his racing career. At the end of 2017, he got a call from Will Ackerly, owner of Ackerly Autosport, with the opportunity of a lifetime. Ackerly has noted what DeSanto was doing on his own, and admired his work ethic and dedication to achieving his dream. With a fully funded and sponsored Ford for the 2018 season, DeSanto couldn't pass it up. He has shown over the years that he can get it done when given the right chance, and this season will be a dream come true and a chance to show the world what he can do.

    DeSanto will be behind the wheel of the #19 Frontier Airlines Ford in 2018.
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    Driving the second car for Ackerly Autosport, will be the son of team owner Will Ackerly. The #84 car will be driven by Malcolm Ackerly, 18, from Raton, NM. Malcolm has loved racing as long as he can remember, and his father has supported him his whole life. As a child, they went to countless races together, and Ackerly always wanted a chance to drive one. At the age of 15, his father surprised him with a brand new late model, to go and drive around the local track. After learning the ins and outs of it, he really began to grow into his talent. He began competitively racing the following year, and put up some very impressive numbers. Withe the Rheem Pro Series opening up, the Ackerly family was excited to open a 2 car team, reserving one for the 18 year old. With full funding and a great team and alliance, expect some big things out of both these drivers in 2018.

    Wells Fargo has jumped on board to sponsor the #84 this season.
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    Thanks for looking!
     
  15. GurtonBuster

    GurtonBuster I'm in the business of misery

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    Great work as always; I really like that AirGas base.
     
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    Awesome seeing the Scranton/Dickson City based team and cars. I work 1/4 mile away from Mr. Mulch. It’s such a tiny operation. I don’t think there’s even a building on the property haha.
     
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    burtonbraves Fictional Extraordinaire

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    I went there a couple years ago, they have a portable trailer I think haha. But anyways hell yeah NEPA represent! Drive from Olyphant to Scranton everyday to work
     
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    Up next we have the final 3 cars that are expected to be competitive in the Nascar Rheem Pro Series!

    First up we have the single car team of Interscope Racing. This team runs a Cup car as well as a truck with the #25 and Phillip Purpura. They have achieved mild success and are excited to be opening a development team for Purpura's son. Phillip Purpura Jr. is a 19 year old from Upland, CA, and has always loved racing. Ever since he was a kid, he was known for being the one kid in school that would always have his Hot Wheels with him. He began collecting diecast and playing racing simulators, dreaming of one day becoming an actual driver. When he was 13, he was gifted a go kart to race around in their backyard, and loved every minute of it. When he was a sophomore in high school, he began to race legend cars and jumped into a few sprint cars as well. With a successful racing family, the move to stock cars was almost inevitable. Now, at 19 years of age, he will make his Nascar debut. With full support from his family, father, friends, and team, he looks to impress any eye that may be watching.

    He will be sponsored this year by Chuze Fitness as well as Bodybuilding.com running the #25 Chevy.
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    Next we have the second entry for Charlotte based team Xcite Motorsports. Mike Thompson is a 25 year old from Darien, GA, and will run the #27 Chevy this season. Thompson is a dirt tracker who has been racing for about 8 years on the southern circuits. He's had some decent success, including 4 top 5s in the Chili Bowl in various years. Thompson is really looking forward to testing his skills on the asphalt, and will try to prove himself to move up through the ranks.

    Cypress Associates will sponsor the #27 this season.
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    And lastly for this update and the competitive field for this season, we have another Cup development team, this time with Archbald Racing, from Toronto. Archbald runs the #51 full time in Cup, as well as the #15 part time for Corey Manning, who will run full time in the NRPS this year. Manning is a 21 year old from Thunder Bay, Ontario. He lit it up in the Pinty's series the past couple years, and they are excited to make the move to the states, as they compete in the inaugural NRPS season. Expect some great things from Manning this year, as he already has 5 wins in 2 years up north.

    Tim Hortons will continue to sponsor Manning as he makes the move to the #51 Toyota this season.
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    That's all for now! Thanks again for looking and the continued support!
     
  19. Thunder98

    Thunder98 Same shit, different day. Admin

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    Now we get to the fun part, seeing the lower-funded teams! I'm a sucker for these guys and can't wait to see how you plan on tackling them.
     
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    burtonbraves Fictional Extraordinaire

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    Haha yes! Since it's the first season of the series, the cars won't be beat up or anything. But expect generic number fonts, sponsors you've never heard of, and cheap paint schemes!
     
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