Conley returning to the track
Cale Conley will be making his return to the K&N East Series this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Conley will drive the No. 47 Ravici Racing Chevrolet Impala for the first time this year. His lone win in the series came in 2012 at Columbus Motor Speedway.
Conley said the win in the Jegs 150 was, “pretty cool.”
“I don’t really know what to feel. I know what it feels like to lose them, but I can’t believe I won,” Conley said.?”This is unreal. I just won a NASCAR race at Columbus Motor Speedway. How many people would love to do that?”
He has competed in the K&N East Series since 2011 with three pole positions, seven top 5s and 9 top 10 finishes to his credit.
He returns to the Ravici Racing entry to gain more seat time due to his limited Nationwide Series schedule with Richard Childress Racing this season.
Conley has found his share of success behind the wheel of the No. 33 RCR Chevy Camaro. He finished 11th during his Nationwide Series debut at Bristol Motor Speedway. In his third outing in the RCR Okuma sponsored Camaro, he was able to post a 15th-place finish at Richmond International Raceway.
“Getting your first shot at the big leagues is something that happens once in your driving career. I try to approach each race like it’s my last shot to impress the right guy,” he said.
Conley will be back in the No. 33 on July 19 in the EnjoyIllinois.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. “I really need to be in the car every weekend to unload in practice with speed, consistency and confidence,” he said.
“I gain a lot after the race starts to play out and I can get in a good competitive pace. We need to get that started earlier in the weekend rather than 50 laps into the race. As long as we keep impressing and showing speed, we will get there.”
Paul Menard was able to drive the No. 33 to Victory Lane at Michigan..
“Nice to see the 33 in victory lane in Michigan! Happy for Paul and all the people that work so hard to make good things happen,” Conley posted on his Facebook account.
Several drivers find their way into NASCAR’s three top series, Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series and the Camping World Truck Series, but few have the ability that Conley has displayed this year. The only thing he needs to post his first win is a little luck. Conley said about his series debut, “the dream is within reach and I need to thank the man above for this opportunity.”
- Kevin Brumbaugh competed at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course over the July 4th weekend. Brumbaugh was racing in the Club Formula F series with entries from all over the eastern United States and Canada. He recorded a second place finish in his class during the feature behind winner Jonathan Hirst from Canada.