Keeping Pace

TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2010, 6:45 A.M.

Brett Thompson to Make First of Five Starts This Season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series

Brett Thompson's No. 61 Chevrolet will make an appearance at Phoenix International Raceway this week. (Photo courtesy of Thompson Motorsports)
Brett Thompson's No. 61 Chevrolet will make an appearance at Phoenix International Raceway this week. (Photo courtesy of Thompson Motorsports)

Idaho's Brett Thompson, a mainstay on the NASCAR West Series who has also made several starts on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, plans to run this week in Phoenix while continuing to focus on the overall growth of Thompson Motorsports.

Courtesy: Thompson Motorsports Public Relations

JEROME, IDAHO (April 5, 2010) After a decade of full-time competition in NASCAR's
touring divisions, Brett Thompson will scale back his driving duties in the NASCAR
K&N Pro Series in order to concentrate on building and leading his team in new
directions. But he still hunger's for the thrill of competition from behind the
wheel and will make his first of five starts in the NKNPS this Thursday at Phoenix
International Raceway.

The mid-week event at PIR begins the weekend for the traditional spring stop at PIR
for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The event also marks the first "big" track event
of the season for the West's oldest series celebrating its 57th year of competition.
"I love racing Phoenix," Thompson said. "It is a special racetrack and one that
everyone from the West wants to win on. We have a great car for the event and with
only making a handful of starts this season, a win at Phoenix  would make our

Thompson has started 94 races in NKNPS and has scored one win, one pole award, 19
top five and 54 top ten performances. Thompson's best Phoenix finish is a pair of
fourth place finishes (04, 08). "Racing under the lights at Phoenix is really cool,"
Thompson stated. "We have a really good car for the race and with Charlie Wilson on
board as crew chief this year we feel real good about our chances. With the race
only being 100-laps this year, tire management and pit strategy is going to be
crucial. Charlie has a great setup and that gives me a lot of confidence."

Thompson Motorsports is owned by Rich Thompson and managed by Brett Thompson. The
team has nine full-time employees preparing race cars and trucks for seven different
drivers competing in four different racing series. "We are building our organization
and fielding a second NKNPS team that will have both Rick Boysal and Taylor Barton
behind the wheel this year," Thompson offered. "All the guys in the shop have been
working non-stop to prepare all the cars and we have brought in some folks to the
team so a good finish at Phoenix will go a long way in repaying all their efforts."

Thompson Motorsports is a premier motorsports organization based in Jerome, Idaho
providing complete race car preparation and fabrication supporting the local
grassroots racer and experienced professional driver. TMS fields cars in the NASCAR
Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series, CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge
Series, Intermountain Pro Truck Series, and entries at local area short tracks.  TMS
has corporate partnerships with Rich Thompson Trucking Inc. (RTTI), United Oil,
VaCom Technologies, Windmill Inn and Suites, and Speedbear. For all the latest news
and information about Brett Thompson and Thompson Motorsports, log onto

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