February 12, 2011 by staff
Nascar Schedule, The dream of every NASCAR fan to win the lottery and starting his own race team. NASCAR fans Denette Joe did just that, parlaying his dollar and his dream to his own race team after winning the Mega Millions lottery.
The Fredericksburg, Virginia native was a little lower down on his luck before picking the winning ticket. In fact, Denette was unemployed.
“I was a construction worker until January 2009 and then I got laid off,” said Denette. “In May 2009, I hit the lottery and I’m still laid off.”
“I played the lottery, as I usually do and woke up one morning in May and found that I had won,” said Denette. “Needless to say I went from there to the race track. ”
At the racetrack, in fact, at Richmond International Raceway, Denette met Hermie Sadler, NASCAR driver and SPEED TV personality. Denette and Sadler clicked during a ride around the track in celebration of his lottery win and the partnership was formed.
“During the check presentation for the lottery, he (Sadler) drove me around the track and that’s what I had with him,” said Denette. “We became friends, and we’re still good friends.”
“One thing led to another and we started talking about leaving our team,” said Denette. “And that’s what we did.”
Denette decided to focus on the truck series because of its affinity for racing vehicles.
“I like trucks initially,” said Denette. “I drive a truck myself if I am a little partial to trucks. I always loved the course and this will be the best start. ”
After claiming his winnings of more than 70 million, and Denette decided to work first with his new mentor in the field of Sadler NASCAR truck race at Bristol in 2009, with Sadler at the wheel. Denette Sadler continued to support in different courses during 2010 before deciding to start his own team for 2011.
This year, Denette launch its new team of Camping World Truck, Joe Motorsports Denette. The new owner plans to attend the truck race season opener at Daytona and will continue throughout the 2011 calendar.
“To begin, we expect to win races and win the championship,” said Denette confidence. “Jason White will drive our truck and No. 23 GunBroker.com is our main sponsor.”
“We’re running all 24 races and we will do and fight for the championship.”
Denette is more comfortable in his new team, and his driver, citing the experience of white race and its pole at Daytona last year. “I think he can do it again this year,” said Denette.
White will be paired with crew chief Chad Kendrick, fresh off his stint with Germain Racing, where he worked with riders such as Max Papis, Stacey Compton, Narain Karthikeyan, and Timothy Peters. The driver of 31 years, participated in its fourth year in the series, reflects the confidence of its new owner well.
“I feel like I’m finally somewhere I can grow, be competitive and race wins,” White said. “With this team behind me and my sponsor, I feel like we will not only win races but fight for the championship. ”
Denette spares no effort in its tracks. Under the tutelage of Sadler, he bought the equipment top notch, and of forming an alliance with Kevin Harvick Inc.
“We rent a place to house all our trucks KHI,” said Denette. “Kevin Harvick also all of our chassis and bodies and we have basically an alliance if we get our research and development of it.”
Although Denette try to be as involved as he can in all aspects of his team of new trucks, it focuses on the business side of operations.
“But as many chances as I can get to go to the shop, I am,” said Denette. And as often as I can get the title, I’ll go away. ”
Denette said, however, it might not be able to make the trip himself for the first race of the season at Daytona.
“My wife is expecting a baby, due next week and we do not know if he’ll wait until then,” said Denette with a chuckle. This will be their first child and he realizes that although he now owns a NASCAR team, he has little control over his son decides to enter the world.
“When he is ready, it is ready,” said Denette.
Although Denette has many new transitions in her life, her husband and her father unemployed owner of NASCAR truck team, he is mainly defined as a racing fan.
“I’ve been a NASCAR fan all my life,” said Denette. “Now, rather than sitting in the stands watching the race, I’m part of it. I’ll be in the stands and part of the action. ”
“A lot of times, I want to pinch myself,” Denette continued. “And I think, I hope I do not wake up from this dream.”
Turn One Racing, founded by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver, Stacy Compton, GMP arrived early this morning to test before Daytona. Drivers, Justin Marks and Cole Whitt tested the NASCAR Camping World Truck.
“This will be my first full season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and I’m looking forward to Daytona and the rest of the year in the Truck Series,” said Whitt.
With one race behind him NCWTS at Homestead in 2010, Whitt has a turn as a full time driver Red Bull Racing Team Development with Turn One Racing for 2011.
Whitt teammate, Justin Marks, is no stranger to the NASCAR truck series. Marks ran a partial season in the NCWTS in 2008 before running a partial schedule ARCA in 2009 and a full schedule in ARCA 2010. Marks will return to NCWTS at Daytona in the Chevrolet Silverado No. 66.
Both drivers were impressed by GMP and had a successful test.
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