Monday, May 21, 2012

New Team For NASCAR Nationwide Series

Biagi-DenBeste Racing has announced plans to field the No. 98 Ford Mustang in Saturday’s History 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Biagi-DenBeste previously fielded the No. 4
After a brief hiatus from the sport, the Biagi-DenBeste team is excited to be back on the oval. Team co-owner Bill DenBeste said, "Racing is a passion for us. We stepped away for a few years to focus on other business ventures, but we could not be more excited to be back chasing the checkered flag." Most recently, the team claimed the checkered flag in the Winn-Dixie 250 at Daytona International Speedway in July of 2004 with the No. 4 GEICO car.
Driven by Reed Sorenson, the No. 98 Ford will be black and gold. The car is designed to mirror the new Super Snake from Shelby American, in celebration of their 50th Anniversary. The 50th Anniversary Shelby logo will adorn the hood, along with the Super Snake racing stripes. The Carroll Shelby Engine Company is the primary sponsor for the No. 98 Ford and will be featured on the quarter panels.
Biagi-DenBeste Racing is dedicating all 2012 races to the memory of the late Carroll Shelby. His recent passing was felt by the automotive community Worldwide, especially Biagi-DenBeste Racing, with whom he had a close relationship. Tracey Smith, President of Carroll Shelby Licensing, said, "Carroll Shelby Licensing is proud to work with Biagi-DenBeste Racing on the No. 98 Nationwide car. Carroll had a distinct passion for racing, and it is great to see that live on with the 98 car."
Biagi-DenBeste Racing is owned by Fred Biagi and Bill DenBeste. Biagi owns Biagi Bros Tranportation with his brother Greg in Napa, CA; a full service transportation, warehousing and logistics company offering expert 3PL services to clients across North America. Bill and Lori DenBeste founded DenBeste Transportation in 1989. A leader in hazardous waste management, DenBeste has worked on many high profile jobs including playing a major role in the clean-up of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010. DenBeste is also heavily involved in the automotive industry owning the Carroll Shelby Engine Company and the World's largest Shelby Cobra dealership, DenBeste Motorsports.

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