Winston-Salem, N.C. (July 17, 2014) – Ronnie Bassett Jr. and the Bassett Racing No. 04 Butler Trailer Manufacturing/Roush Yates Performance team are coming off a sixth-place finish this past weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and look to continue their climb up the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East point standings at Columbus Speedway. Columbus, Ohio will host the Jegs 150 on Saturday night, July 19 and will mark the first time Bassett Jr. will have seen the 0.333-mile semi-banked Columbus Speedway.
- Master of Consistency Ronnie Bassett Jr. has six top-10 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East finishes in the past seven series events. In that same time period, he also has three top-5 finishes.
- Get to the Points Bassett Jr. of Winston-Salem, North Carolina jumped from 10th position to seventh position in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East driver point standings after a sixth-place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway one week ago. Bassett Jr. has three top-five finishes, and seven top-ten finishes in 12 career starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
- The Buckeye State The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East returns to Langley Speedway for the fourth time in a row for the Jegs 150. The facility opened in 1946 as a motorcycle track and began hosting stock-car events in 1950. The track has 8-10 degrees of banking in the turns and zero degrees on the short straightaways. The race is scheduled for 150 laps (50 miles).
- Get Social Don’t forget to follow Bassett Racing and Ronnie Bassett Jr. on all social media platforms including twitter (@RonnieBassett04 and @Bassett_Racing) and Instagram (@RonnieBassettJr and @BassettRacing0444), and on Facebook at facebook.com/BassettRacing0444.
- Tune In The Jegs 150 from Columbus Speedway will be televised on FOX Sports 1 Sunday, July 27 at 10am EST. You can also follow along with live updates on Twitter (@RonnieBassettJr),HomeTracks.NASCAR.com, and speed51.com.
- Ronnie Bassett Jr.
“Everyone at Bassett Racing is anxious to get to Columbus Speedway and tackle the difficult and tricky .333-mile track. We had a great finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last weekend, which gives us momentum, but also a few things that we learned from Loudon will transfer over to Columbus this week. Both tracks are relatively flat and one of the biggest things we’ll fight again this week is getting the car to turn and rotate in the center of the corner. The other big thing that we’ll fight is forward traction off the corners, since there’s no real straightaways its going to be difficult to be able to maximize our grip all the way through a run even when the tires begin to wear out. All those factors mixed in with some good ‘ole fashioned short track racing, beating and banging is what makes Columbus a big challenge…because of that qualifying and track position will be important since it’s very tough to pass other cars. Again, we had a great finish at Loudon and really look forward to continuing our momentum at Columbus.”