Brad Smith Motorsports Press Release
Daytona International Speedway - Daytona Beach, FL
February 01, 2010
Team Unveils New, Beefed Up Program During ARCA Season Opener

Corydon, Indiana – Racing will give fans a first look at major upgrades to their stock car program when the 2010 ARCA Series opens on February 6 with the Lucas Oil Mist 200 at Daytona International Speedway.

When and Brad Smith Motorsports first teamed up in 2009, the ARCA Series was already underway and so the two parties limited themselves to “getting by with just the basics” to test the waters toward working together on a larger scale in 2010. This year’s renewed and expanded program was then announced at the ARCA RE/MAX Series Championship Awards Banquet last December. Since then, the team has been hurrying to complete major enhancements.

According to Brad Smith, driver of Racing’s #26 Ford, fans will see a major difference well before the start. “We won’t have even started the engine and fans will know right away that things are going to be different for 2010,” said Smith. “Last year’s white car will be dramatically changed to black with gold lettering and’s bright blue planet Earth. I think you’ll be able to see it from space.”

The team’s new hauler, tool box and uniforms will also bear the exciting paint scheme. However, Smith says even stronger upgrades are in store at Daytona where it really counts: beneath the hood. “The Daytona car will feature an engine fresh off a dynamometer run and fresh drive train components,” Smith commented. “Although it’s too early to say how we’ll do against Danica, I’ll sure feel good blowing past her in our new cool looking car.”

Jim Allen, CEO of, the fourth largest online retailer of appliance parts and accessories, is equally excited about the new season. “Having a stock car program in an established series such as ARCA is a major milestone for a family-owned business such as ours,” he said. “My wife, children and I have worked very hard to get to this point and we’re thrilled to share our enjoyment of stock car racing with our customers and fans.”