Bearden, who now resides in Mooresville, North Carolina and is a full-time employee at AM Racing, returns to the Super Late Models scene after earning a sixth-place finish in the CRA Super Series event at Fairgrounds Speedway. Nashville on July 2.
Excited to get back behind the wheel of his Bearden Motorsports No. 66 Ford Mustang, Bearden hopes the must-attend Midwest Super Late Model event this weekend will allow him to continue showing his talent while providing his team and fans with a satisfactory finish.
“I’m looking forward to racing the Red Bud 400 this weekend,” Bearden said. “I feel good with this year’s Redbud 400. It will be nice to return to a now familiar place.
“Nashville was a big boost for the team and I and now we’re returning to the Red Bud 400 in hopes of improving our 2022 race result.”
Last year Bearden battled the best of the best in the Late Model scene with Sammy Smith, William Sawalich and Stephen Nasse before finishing fifth.
Although pleased with their performance last summer, Bearden returns eager to win and believes that under the right circumstances the opportunity to fight for victory will present itself.
“Just like last year, it will be a competitive field, but I think we are more than ready for the challenge ahead,” added Bearden. “Just being able to sit back and click spins and be able to capitalize on restarts.
“With such a long race, staying in the lead lap and keeping the wings over it is key. As a team we learned a lot last summer and I can’t wait to take notes from our race from year – combined with what we’ve learned over the past year and hopefully that will put us in a position to be even faster than we were last year.
Ready for his second Red Bud 400 attempt, Bearden knows handling will be crucial for the race, especially late in the race and will rely on the leadership of team manager Marc Metz to make the right choices to keep him in the race. hunting aboard his No. 66 Bearden Automobile | Ford Mustang Electric Parker.
“I believe in my team and I know they have confidence in me as a driver,” he continued. “I think at a minimum we can come out of this weekend with a top five but I also think we can compete for the win, we had a really good car last year trying to get second before a tire fails.
“We just have to keep our balance under our race car, stay out of trouble and get lucky and I think we can find ourselves knocking on the door for that win on Saturday night.”
After the Red Bud 400, Bearden will return to North Carolina and continue his role as lead mechanic for the Statesville, NC-based AM Racing team before returning to the CRA Tour at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park on Saturday the 12th. August 2023, with more Late Model races at Winchester Speedway, Toledo Speedway and Nashville still on its schedule.
“I feel good for the rest of the year,” Bearden said. “It will be good to get back to these tracks this year when last year the majority of them were brand new to me.”
Behind the scenes of late models, Bearden is also working with his management team and AM Racing to get him back into the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series field this season with a hopeful expanded NASCAR schedule in 2024.
“I am very grateful for the opportunities AM Racing has given me,” added Bearden. “I’m learning a lot about myself and the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series. The team and I have a plan and I believe in that plan; we just have to stay focused and hope the future is what we want. all he is.
The 57th annual Redbud 400 will have 400 laps counting yellows and will pay the winner $15,000.
The 2023 version will mark the return of the iconic ASA brand to the Redbud 400 for the first time since 1999, with the ASA STARS National Circuit sanctioning the 400-lap, 100-mile race.
The Redbud 400 will be co-sanctioned with the ASA CRA Super Series, which will be the third race of the CRA season.
Track activities for the 57th annual Greg Hubler Automotive Group Redbud 400 will begin Friday, July 14 with inspection and testing for the ASA STARS National Tour. Go Fas Pole qualifying is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, July 15, with the Redbud 400 set to go green at 7:30 p.m. EST.
Fans unable to attend the Redbud 400 on Saturday can stream the event via TrackTv.com, MidwestTour.TVOr RacingAmerica.TV.
Anderson Speedway is located at 1311 Martin Luther King Blvd. in Anderson, IN.
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