Park wants to qualify for Sprint Cup race
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Former NASCAR driver Steve Park will return to Daytona International Speedway in July and attempt to qualify for the Sprint Cup race in a car paying tribute to late modified legend Richie Evans.
Park will drive the No. 36 Chevrolet for Tommy Baldwin Racing. It will be sponsored by fans and have each donor's name integrated into the paint scheme.
Park, who has two career Cup Series wins, has not raced at Daytona since winning the pole there in July 2003. That was his last season in NASCAR's top series.
Evans, dubbed the "king of modified racing," was fatally injured during practice at Martinsville Speedway in 1985. At the time of the accident, the 44-year-old driver had already clinched his eighth consecutive modified title.
Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press
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