(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - February 16, 2012) - CGH Motorsports and driver Chad Hackenbracht will sport a new paint scheme at Daytona - a design created by the most famous artist in racing, Sam Bass.
Hackenbracht had an opportunity to meet and talk with Bass on the way to an autograph session in Knoxville, Tenn., part of the Food City Family Nights.
"It was really great to spend time with Sam, (former Richard Childress Racing crew member and current radio host Danny) "Chocolate" Myers, and Miss Sprint Cup on the flight from Concord to Knoxville," said Hackenbracht, who will make his third Daytona International Speedway start in Saturday's Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200.
"It gave me a really great chance to meet and listen to the stories. As I spent time with Sam, it really sparked my interest to have him design the next Tastee Apple paint scheme, so I called him up and he created a really nice piece for me and the team. We have some new characters that have been added to the mix and they really bring the car to life. I have to thank Sam Bass for taking the time to design the scheme and I look forward to putting it out front where it belongs."
Bass, who also designed a car for Venturini Motorsports' Ryan Reed, appreciated the chance to work with one of last season's top 10 ARCA drivers.
"I've really enjoyed working with Chad and designing the 2012 Tastee Apple No. 58 ARCA car," Bass said. "He is a fine young man with lots of talent, and it is so great to see him surrounded by such a supportive family. I really enjoy the opportunity to get involved and work with drivers early in their careers and watch what they turn into as they pursue their dreams. It is one of the exciting things about my job!"
More information about the new Tastee Apple characters is available at TasteeApple.com and CGHMotorsports.com. The company will hold a contest in the near future to name the characters, giving entrants the chance for prizes.
Tim Fedewa, who made several ARCA starts in the 1990s and won four races in NASCAR Nationwide Series competition, will join CGH Motorsports in Daytona and Hackenbracht's driver coach and spotter. His experience in racing and current position as a spotter for Marcos Ambrose in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series are expected to help Hackenbracht develop his skills in anticipation of advancing his career.
"I'm looking forward to helping Chad at Daytona and the other races we are doing together," Fedewa said. "Chad seems to have a really bright future and shows the eagerness and the will to do it."
From Team Release