(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – December 19, 2014) – Patrick Staropoli could not have imagined he’d be on top the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards test charts Friday at Daytona Int’l Speedway. That’s because, as of the night before, he had no idea he’d even be at the “World Center of Racing”.
In 2008, amateur racer Patrick Staropoli ’12 was blasting down the straightaway at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway, strapped into a stock car. Even on the tight track, he was traveling close to 100 miles per hour. A cacophonous roar filled the cockpit and the car shook from pure velocity, yet Staropoli stared down an approaching turn that required balancing the 1.5-ton car on the knife-edge of traction.
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ROSEVILLE, Calif. (May 13, 2014) – The entry list for this week’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East-West combination race at Iowa Speedway includes four talented young drivers from Bill McAnally Racing who have already exhibited success this year.
Cole Custer, Brandon McReynolds, Nick Drake and Patrick Staropoli are part of a large field of drivers headed to Newton, Iowa for the Casey’s General Store 150 on Saturday – as drivers and teams from the East and West divisions of the K&N Pro Series battle it out in the first of two combo races there this year.