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Another Fuller Looking to Tackle Thompson International Speedway

Posted on April 06 , 2010 by Rob Fuller

Contact:   Tracy Olszewski – Rob Fuller Motorsports Media Relations tolszewski03@gmail.com

Another Fuller Looking to Tackle Thompson International Speedway

CHINA GROVE, North Carolina (April 6, 2010) – Success and the Fuller name are synonymous at Thompson International Speedway.  Rob Fuller, behind the wheel of his No. 71 DRACO NASCAR Whelen Modified car, looks to carry on that legacy by writing his own name in the record books on Sunday, April 11 in the Icebreaker at the famed 5/8-mile oval.

The Fuller family’s record at Thompson International Speedway is second to none.  They boast over a dozen championships along with hundreds of wins.  Rob Fuller, a Boylston, Mass. native, even earned his first career victory at Thompson’s Little “T” Speedway at the age of 6. With all the Fuller family success at the high-banked oval it would be easy for Rob to have high hopes going into the event but the goal is simple, finish the race.

“I have been in a bit of a funk,” said Rob.  “All of our DRACO cars at Rob Fuller Motorsports (RFM) have been really fast, whether it is a truck or a modified, but we just haven’t had any luck.  My main goal in the Icebreaker is to log laps with the guys on the tour, get used to the way they race and earn some respect on the track.”

Fuller made his 2010 modified debut at New Smyrna Speedway in February, where he led the speed charts for several days, but didn’t have the luck to back it up.  He returned to the track with his RFM team in March for a successful test at Thompson International Speedway.

“In New Smyrna we were definitely fast.  The test here at Thompson also went well,” stated Fuller.  “Like I said, we just have to put it all together.  If we can do that I think we will have a very successful weekend.”

Rob has a full schedule planned in 2010.  He will run eight NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races along with five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events and a few Late Model races.  The Modified schedule is top on his list and to say that Thompson is a targeted track on Fuller’s list is an understatement.

“Thompson is definitely home for me. I’ve been coming to this track for as long as I can remember.  The racing is always great here.  I can’t wait to hit the track this weekend.”

This weekend’s Icebreaker is the first of three planned events at Thompson International Speedway for Fuller and his RFM team.  Practice and qualifying will be held on Saturday, April 10 with the 150 lap feature to be run on Sunday, April 11.