Steve Blackburn and the #68 race team had alot of fun testing at Daytona in January. Even with a few issues with the car body popping up, Steve was able to navigate the Honda of Prestonsburg Dodge up into the top ten a few times.
Putting them on notice
Steve Blackburn and the #69 race team is putting the ARCA racing community on notice. He will be competing in the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona International Speedway on February 12, 2011.
Steve's last race at Daytona ended with the car damaged beyond repair after another driver got loose and took the 69 car out. What made it worse is Steve was passing cars without help on the outside, headed to the front.
Getting our ducks in a row
Headed to the dyno this past week fine-tuning the 69 car for testing at Daytona in January. Crew Chief Gary Hostettler and team are working round the clock to be ready for testing then the ARCA race in Daytona in February. Thanks to help from JGR and Ganassi Racing, we're well ahead of schedule.
Check out the video at the top of this page. Steve Blackburn in the #69 had Joey Logano right where he wanted him with 4 laps to go. A little rubbing from behind and a few minutes later Steve has to fall out of line with a flat left rear. .
Don't look for Steve to let those behind him get close enough for rubbing this season. Early plans are for Steve and the #69 race team to run 10 ARCA races in 2011.