Brandon Gdovic, No. 46 PITT OHIO Chevrolet Camaro, Bristol Motor Speedway Preview
No. 46 PITT OHIO Chevrolet Camaro… Crew Chief Mark Setzer and the No. 46 crew will unload chassis No. 05 for Saturday’s Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. This car was last raced at Dover International Speedway by Jamie Dick and prior to that at Bristol Motor Speedway, where Jeffrey Earnhardt finished 15th.
Welcome Aboard … Transportation and logistics enterprise PITT OHIO will debut as primary sponsor with Precision Performance Motorsports and Gdovic as he competes in his first NASCAR XFINITY Series race of the season. Established in 1979, PITT OHIO is dedicated to providing their customers with the best value in its SUPPLY CHAIN, GROUND, Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) and TRUCKLOAD services. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, PITT OHIO services the entire Mid-Atlantic and Mid-West regions and the remainder of the United States, Canada and Mexico with The Reliance Network. PITT OHIO promotes a sustainable and green approach business-wide, featuring Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design certified terminals and green energy use through Windstax® Wind Power Systems.
First Timer … The Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 marks Gdovic’s first time behind the wheel of a NASCAR XFINITY Series car at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile. Gdovic, though, is no stranger to success at Bristol Motor Speedway, even calling it his favorite circle track. Gdovic has competed at the famed short track three times in the K&N Pro Series East. In 2014, Gdovic started the PittLite 125 from the front row, running in the top-5 throughout the majority of the race.
Gdovic’s “Off-Season”… Since Gdovic last competed in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, scoring a 13th-place finish at Watkins Glen International, the 24-year-old has kept busy. He finished a record-setting debut Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series Season, securing the North American Amateur Championship and the Gallardo World Championship at the World Finals event at Sebring International Raceway. Gdovic’s success in all forms of motorsports caught the attention of the community and he joined the Performance Tech Motorsports’ driver lineup for the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona at the Daytona International Speedway to begin the 2016 season. He returned to Florida to coach NASCAR Whelen Euro Series drivers Anthony Kumpen and Ulysse Delsaux as they competed in the XFINITY and K&N Pro Series season openers, respectively. From there, Gdovic jumped behind the wheel of the No. 46 Verizon Camry for the inaugural K&N Pro Series East race at Mobile Speedway.
Setzer at Bristol … Crew chief of the No. 46 PITT OHIO Chevrolet Camaro, Mark Setzer, will lead the Precision Performance Motorsports crew from the pit box for a second time at Bristol Motor Speedway. Setzer competed at the .533 mile-track in 2015, where Jeffrey Earnhardt piloted the Camaro to a 15th-place finish.
Catch the Action … The Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway will be televised live April 16th, 2016 beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1 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 going back to my favorite circle track, this time in the XFINITY Series. I have always loved Bristol Motor Speedway and can’t wait to get on track. I would like to thank PITT OHIO for coming onboard. With their support, I am hoping we pick up right where we left off in my last XFINITY race at Watkins Glen and have another good run.”
Mark Setzer Quotes:
“I am excited to head to Bristol Motor Speedway and return to XFINITY Series racing. We had such a successful run in our last XFINITY race together and I am looking to continue building on our experience and have another strong showing.”