Front Row Motorsports General Manager Jerry Freeze told Sirius Speedway with Dave Moody today that negotiations are underway to give all three of the team’s Fords guaranteed start status for the first five races of 2010.
“We’ve been working on this for several weeks,” he said. “There are still some details to be ironed out, but we have a really close relationship with (Yates Racing owner) Doug Yates and Ford. This is something we’ve been working on with them, and I hope to have things buttoned up and ready to announce in a couple of days.”
Freeze said driver Robert Richardson, III, will attempt to qualify FRR’s new #38 Ford for the Daytona 500 as part of a three-race sponsorship with Mahindra Tractors that includes both Daytona races and the spring race at Talladaga.
David Gilliland will run a majority of the races for the team with sponsorship from Taco Bell, and Freeze said “a couple of races” have been left open for a possible limited return by the team’s 2009 driver, John Andretti.