Brandon Gdovic, No. 46 Chevrolet Camaro, Bristol Preview
No. 46 Chevrolet Camaro… Crew Chief Mark Setzer and the No. 46 crew will unload chassis No. 005 for Friday’s Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. This car was last raced at Bristol Motor Speedway in April where Brandon scored his career-best oval track finish.
Bristol Flashback… In April and after a seven-month hiatus from XFINITY Series racing, Brandon and the PPM team visited ‘the World’s Fastest Half-Mile’. Expectations were high for Gdovic’s eagerly anticipated return to the NASCAR XFINITY Series and he delivered, finishing the 200-lap event in the 18th position and earning his best oval-track finish in just three XFINITY oval starts. Gdovic and the PPM team ended the day as the second highest-finishing non Sprint Cup affiliated team and also bested three Sprint Cup affiliates.
Man of Many Hats… 24-year-old Gdovic has had a busy and exciting first half of 2016. He kicked off the racing season by competing in North America’s most prestigious road-course race, the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. He has since traveling around the country with the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series and even hopped the pond to Spain for the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. But the Virginia native’s roots as steeped in stock car racing and he is looking forward to returning to his favorite circle track.
Setzer at Bristol … Crew chief of the No. 46 Chevrolet Camaro, Mark Setzer, will lead from the pit box at Bristol Motor Speedway. Setzer, though, is no stranger to success at this track. This marks his third XFINITY Series race at Thunder Valley and he has a top-15 and top-20 finish under his belt.
Catch the Action … The Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway will be televised live Friday, August 19th 2016 beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network and SIRIUS XM Channel 90.
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Brandon Gdovic Quotes:
“I am looking forward to heading back to Bristol in the XFINITY Series car again this year. We had a pretty decent run earlier this year and hope to be even better this time. It’ll be interesting to see what the track is like when we get there because they made some changes to the bottom groove to make it faster. It could be a pretty big difference and may totally change the racing style there. I can’t wait to see!”
Mark Setzer Quotes:
“After a strong showing by the PPM team at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, am super excited about returning to Bristol with Brandon. This will be the first time that Brandon has headed back to an XFINITY Series track for a second showing, so we are looking to build upon the solid finish we had here earlier this season. We hope to unload fast and continue to build speed into the car for this weekend’s race.”