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Encyclopedia > Fitz Motorsports
Fitz Motorsports
Owner(s) Name Armando Fitz
Racing Series Busch Series
Number of Championships 0
Car Number(s) #22
Driver(s) David Stremme/Ruben Pardo/Carlos Contreras
Primary Sponsor(s) Supercuts, Family Dollar
Shop Location Mooresville, North Carolina
Homepage FitzBradshaw Racing

Fitz Motorsports is a NASCAR team based in Mooresville, North Carolina, which is near Charlotte. The team is owned by Armando and Mimi Fitz. The team was known as the HighLine Performance Group until the end of the 2001 season when they teamed up with Terry Bradshaw and formally created FitzBradshaw Racing. At the end of the 2004 season FBR announced that it was partenering with Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates which gave them access to more technicial and engineering support. In addition to the parternship they would also be switching manufacturers from Chevrolet to Dodge. The team has also formed a partnership with Michael Waltrip Racing for the 2006 season. Bradshaw left the organization at the end of the 2006 season. The team switched to the #22 in 2007 and will field a car driven mostly by David Stremme. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Armando Fitz is a co-owner of FitzBradshaw Racing, a NASCAR Busch Series team. ... NASCAR Busch Series logo The Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs second division (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations top level, the Nextel... David Stremme, was born in South Bend, Indiana on June 19, 1977 is a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup racecar driver. ... Contreras (right) chatting with former teammate Mike Cope. ... Supercuts is a hair salon franchise with over 2,000 locations across the United States. ... A typical Family Dollar store. ... Mooresville is a town in Iredell County, North Carolina, U.S.A. The population was 18,823 at the 2000 census. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Nickname: The Queen City, Hornets Nest Location in Mecklenburg County in the state of North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Mecklenburg County, North Carolina  - Mayor Pat McCrory, (R) Area    - City  280. ... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948) is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... The 2004 NASCAR Busch Series Season began on February 14 and ended on November 20. ... Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates is a racing organization with teams in NASCAR, Champ Cars, and the IRL. It is owned by businessmen Chip Ganassi and Felix Sabates. ... Chevrolet (IPA: ʃɛv. ... Dodge is a brand name of automobiles and light to heavy-duty trucks. ... Michael Waltrip (born April 30, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is the younger brother of former NASCAR driver Darrell Waltrip. ... David Stremme, was born in South Bend, Indiana on June 19, 1977 is a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup racecar driver. ...

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Beginnings

Armando Fitz's team started as a two-car operation during the 2001 season. He and his wife, Mimi, purchased the team from his father-in-law and current Nextel Cup co-owner Felix Sabates. The team, then known as the as the HighLine Performance Group ran the #8 Chevrolet and #11 Chevrolet. Blaise Alexander began the season in the #8 car, but after four races, the team cut back to a part-time schedule. Frank Kimmel, Jeff Falk, Michael Dokken, Jason Rudd, Mario Hernandez, Mark Voigt, and Josh Richeson all shared time in the car over the season, with the #8 team finishing 42nd in owner's points. Marty Houston drove the newly renumbered #11 car at the beginning of the year, his best finish being a 13th at the NAPA Auto Parts 300, but he was replaced by Ron Hornaday after the Outback Steakhouse 300. Hornaday had two top-tens but was released before the season was over, and was replaced by Todd Bodine who had one top-five in three races. The #11 car ended 21st in owner points. Armando Fitz is a co-owner of FitzBradshaw Racing, a NASCAR Busch Series team. ... The 2001 NASCAR Busch Series Season began February 17 and ended November 10. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... This biographical article needs to be wikified. ... Blaise Alexander (March 26, 1976-October 4, 2001), was a stock car racer from Statesville College, Pennsylvania. ... Franklin James Kimmel (born April 30, 1962 in Clarksville, Indiana) drives the #46 Pork, The Other White Meat Ford for Tri-State Motorsports in the ARCA Re/Max Series. ... Jeff Falk, born in Chesapeake, VA is a former NASCAR driver. ... Michael Dokken(born June 4, 1971 in Clearwater, Florida), is a former NASCAR driver. ... Mark Voigt, (born October 5, 1961 in Marine, Illinois) is a former NASCAR driver. ... Josh Richeson Josh Richeson(born September 4, 1981 in Troutman, North Carolina), is a stock car driver. ... Marty Houston(born January 8, 1968, in Hickory, North Carolina), is a former driver in NASCAR. His older brother, Andy and father Tommy Houston have driven in NASCAR as well. ... The Hersheys Kissables 300 is the first race of the NASCAR Busch Series season. ... Ron Hornaday from Palmdale, CA was born June 20, 1958. ... Todd Bodine (born February 27, 1964) is a stock car racer. ...


Car #22 history

In 2002, the newly formed FitzBradshaw Racing signed Supercuts, 10-10-220, Hot Tamales, and Jani-King as sponsors and Kerry Earnhardt as the driver. Earnhardt had two top-fives and finished 22nd in points. Earnhardt did not have a top-ten finish in 2003, and was released after the Tropicana Twister 300. Tim Fedewa replaced him for the balance of the season, finishing in the top-20 eight times. Fedewa had five top-tens in 2004, and finished sixteenth in points. Fedewa struggled in 2005, and did not finish in the top-ten, causing him to be released after Pikes Peak. Joel Kauffman, Paul Wolfe, Carlos Contreras, Kertus Davis, Sterling Marlin, and Steadman Marlin all shared the ride for the rest of the season. In 2006, the #12 car has seen several different drivers through the first 25 races of the season. Joel Kauffman was slated to run the full schedule for the team this year, however after struggling the team scaled back his schedule. David Reutimann ran the car at Daytona because Kauffman had not received approval for superspeedway racing. Tracy Hines and Mike Skinner drove the car in multiple races. For the 2007 season, Fitz Motorsports has switched to the #22 and signed David Stremme as the principal driver. The 2002 NASCAR Busch Series Season began February 16 and ended November 16. ... Supercuts is a hair salon franchise with over 2,000 locations across the United States. ... A box of Hot Tamales. ... Jani-king is a commercial business of cleaning franchises. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The 2003 NASCAR Busch Series Season began February 15 and ended November 15. ... The USG Durock 300 is a NASCAR Busch Series race that takes place at Chicagoland Speedway. ... Tim Fedewa (born May 9, 1967 in Holt, Michigan) is a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver. ... 2005 in Nascar Busch Series // Hersheys TAKE 5 300 The Hersheys TAKE 5 300 was held February 19 at Daytona International Speedway Top Ten Results Tony Stewart Kevin Harvick Dale Earnhardt Jr. ... Pikes Peak International Raceway is a one mile oval Auto Racing track located in Fountain, Colorado, just south of Colorado Springs. ... Joel Kauffman (born December 9, 1985 in Mooresville, North Carolina), is a stock car racer. ... Paul Wolfe from Milford, NY was born April 24, 1977. ... Contreras (right) chatting with former teammate Mike Cope. ... Kertus Davis from Gaffney, South Carolina was born February 26, 1981 and is a NASCAR driver. ... Sterling Marlin (born June 30, 1957 in Columbia, Tennessee) is a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver who currently drives the #14 Waste Management Chevrolet Monte Carlo for Ginn Racing. ... Steadman Marlin is a part-time NASCAR driver. ... The Busch Series is celebrating its 25th season with this special logo. ... Joel Kauffman (born December 9, 1985 in Mooresville, North Carolina), is a stock car racer. ... David Reutimann from Zephyrhills, FL was born March 2, 1970. ... Daytona International Speedway is a superspeedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Tracy Lee Hines, born on May 1, 1975 in New Castle, Indiana is an American auto racing driver. ... Mike Skinner (born June 28, 1957) is a NASCAR driver from Susanville, California. ...


Car #40 history

This car made its debut in 2003 at the Tropicana Twister 300 as the #82 Jani-King Chevrolet driven by Casey Atwood, who finished 21st. Randy LaJoie drove the car again at Phoenix, finishing 14th. LaJoie continued to run the car part-time in 2004 with sponsorship from Goulds Pumps, his best finish being 13th at Las Vegas. In 2005, the team switched to #40 with sponsorship from Jani-King and Cottman Transmission. Sterling Marlin began the season with the team, with Carlos Contreras and Scott Lagasse Jr. filling in. Towards the end of the season, Contreras, Paul Wolfe, and Erin Crocker got majority of the starts in the car. For 2006, Michael Waltrip purchased the team's owners points and began a partnership with FBR to run the #99 Aaron's Dodge. Jani-king is a commercial business of cleaning franchises. ... Casey Lee Atwood(born August 25, 1980 in Nashville, Tennessee), began racing NASCAR as a teenager, first in the Busch Series #27 Castrol car, and then in the Nextel Series as a member of the Ray Evernham Dodge Motorsports stable. ... Randy LaJoie (b. ... Goulds Pumps is a pump manufacturer based in Seneca Falls, New York. ... Las Vegas Motor Speedway, located at 7000 Las Vegas Boulevard North in Las Vegas, Nevada, is an complex of 4 different tracks for automobile racing. ... Jani-king is a commercial business of cleaning franchises. ... AAMCO is an American-based transmission-repair franchise founded by Robert Morgan and Anthony A. Martino (for whom the acronym AAMCO was named) in 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Sterling Marlin (born June 30, 1957 in Columbia, Tennessee) is a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver who currently drives the #14 Waste Management Chevrolet Monte Carlo for Ginn Racing. ... Contreras (right) chatting with former teammate Mike Cope. ... Scott Lagasse Jr. ... Paul Wolfe from Milford, NY was born April 24, 1977. ... Erin Crocker Erin Mary Crocker (born on March 23, 1981 in Wilbraham, Massachusetts) is an American race car driver. ... Michael Waltrip #55 NAPA Dodge (right), courtesy USAF Michael Curtis Waltrip (born April 30, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is a professional race car driver and owner of Michael Waltrip Racing. ... Aarons is a lease-to-own retailer, whose principal rival is Rent-a-Center. ...


Car #44 history

David Stremme pitting the #14 during the 2005 Kroger 200.
David Stremme pitting the #14 during the 2005 Kroger 200.

The team expanded to two cars in 2003 halfway through the season as the United States Navy came aboard to sponsor the #14. Casey Atwood debuted the car at Kentucky Speedway, bringing it home in 9th place. Atwood ran 11 races that year, posting four top-ten finishes. Atwood came back in 2004, and had seven top-tens, when he was dismissed after Lowe's. His immediate replacement was Dave Blaney for one race, before Ganassi development driver David Stremme. Stremme ran the #14 full-time in 2005, and had ten top-tens, finishing 13th in points, before moving up to compete in the NEXTEL Cup series. Tracy Hines and Carlos Contreras were set to run in the #14 Dodge for the 2006 season, however sponsorship issues have forced the team to compete on a limited basis. Steadman Marlin competed for the team in two races and A.J. Foyt IV competed in one race for the team. It was announced in July 2006 that Family Dollar would sponsor the car for nine races and the team would feature Tracy Hines, Carlos Contreras, and Mike Skinner as drivers. Fitz Motorsports changed the car number to #44 for 2007 and Ruben Pardo qualified for the team's first race at the Telcel-Motorola México 200. Image File history File linksMetadata DavidStremmeBusch14. ... Image File history File linksMetadata DavidStremmeBusch14. ... David Stremme, was born in South Bend, Indiana on June 19, 1977 is a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup racecar driver. ... 2005 in Nascar Busch Series // Hersheys TAKE 5 300 The Hersheys TAKE 5 300 was held February 19 at Daytona International Speedway Top Ten Results Tony Stewart Kevin Harvick Dale Earnhardt Jr. ... The Kroger 200 is a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race that takes place at Martinsville Speedway. ... The United States Navy (also known as USN or the U.S. Navy) is a branch of the United States armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations. ... Casey Lee Atwood(born August 25, 1980 in Nashville, Tennessee), began racing NASCAR as a teenager, first in the Busch Series #27 Castrol car, and then in the Nextel Series as a member of the Ray Evernham Dodge Motorsports stable. ... Kentucky Speedway is a relatively new superspeedway located in Sparta, Kentucky, approximately halfway between Louisville, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio, with easy interstate highway access to both cities, and is additionally less than 100 miles from another fairly sizable market, Lexington, Kentucky. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a superspeedway in Concord, North Carolina, a few miles north of Charlotte. ... Dave Blaney (born October 24, 1962) in Hartford, Ohio is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver and is currently searching for a new ride for the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season. ... David Stremme, was born in South Bend, Indiana on June 19, 1977 is a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup racecar driver. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... Tracy Lee Hines, born on May 1, 1975 in New Castle, Indiana is an American auto racing driver. ... Contreras (right) chatting with former teammate Mike Cope. ... Steadman Marlin is a part-time NASCAR driver. ... Anthony Joseph A.J. Foyt IV (born May 25, 1984 in Hockley, Texas) is an American race car driver in the NASCAR Busch Series. ... A typical Family Dollar store. ... Tracy Lee Hines, born on May 1, 1975 in New Castle, Indiana is an American auto racing driver. ... Contreras (right) chatting with former teammate Mike Cope. ... Mike Skinner (born June 28, 1957) is a NASCAR driver from Susanville, California. ... The Telcel Motorola México 200 is a NASCAR Busch Series stock car race first held in 2005 at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, Mexico. ...


Nextel Cup Series

FitzBradshaw briefly ran a Cup operation in 2002 with Kerry Earnhardt driving #83 RacingUSA.com/Aaron's Chevrolet. Earnhardt failed in each of his attempts, but Ron Hornaday qualified for that year's Checker Auto Parts 500, finishing 36th. Earnhardt attempted the 2003 Auto Club 500, but also failed to qualify. The 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup began on Saturday February 10 and ended on Sunday November 17. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Aarons is a lease-to-own retailer, whose principal rival is Rent-a-Center. ... Ron Hornaday from Palmdale, CA was born June 20, 1958. ... The Checker Auto Parts 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. ... The 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup began on Saturday February 8 and ended on Sunday November 16. ... The Auto Club 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at the California Speedway in Fontana, California. ...


External links

  • FitzBradshaw Racing Homepage
  • Armando Fitz - NASCAR Owner
Evernham Motorsports
Nextel Cup Drivers Kasey Kahne (#9) | Scott Riggs (#10) | Elliott Sadler (#19)
Driver development program participants Kevin Swindell | Erin Crocker
Partnerships and Affiliations BAM Racing | Brevak Racing | Fitz Motorsports | Curb Agajanian Performance Group | Petty Enterprises
Other Ray Evernham | Valvoline (#10)

 
 

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