Fultz Hoping To Make Winston Cup Debut in March 9 Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 At Atlanta Motor Speedway
Tuesday, February 25, 2003
Jeff Fultz might not be a name that race fans instantly recognize, but he¿s hoping that will all change at Atlanta Motor Speedway when he attempts to make his Winston Cup debut in the March 9 Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500. Fultz will also attempt to make Saturday¿s ARCA 400, putting even more pressure on this young driver.
Fultz was at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Tuesday with four NASCAR Winston Cup drivers -- Jamie McMurray, Robby Gordon, Elliott Sadler and Brett Bodine -- all testing for the March 9 Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500. Bodine set the fast time during Tuesday¿s test, posting a lap of 29.56 seconds (187.551 mph).
Choosing Atlanta as the track to make the leap from part-time ARCA RE/MAX and NASCAR Busch Series driver to NASCAR¿s most elite series wasn¿t hard for Fultz.
¿I like Atlanta - I like its banking and its fast speeds,¿ said Fultz. ¿Although I¿ve never run a race here, I¿m comfortable with the track and it was the only logical place to attempt my first Winston Cup race.¿
The full-time fabricator and test driver for Jasper Motorsports is running a limited ARCA RE/MAX Series in 2003 for Jim Craig Racing. Fultz will attempt to make his Winston Cup debut for CLR Racing in the No. 57.