Eddie MacDonald Reflects on Sprint Cup Experience

photo by RPM 360

photo by RPM 360

By: Dick Casey

If you are lucky enough to be one of forty drivers taking the green flag in a NASCAR Sprint Cup race, you know all your hard work, sacrifice, and determination has paid off. For the third year in a row, Eddie MacDonald has been one of the fortunate forty as the driver of the Go Fas Racing #32 Ford Fusion owned by Old Orchard Beach resident Archie St. Hilaire. Eddie Mac’s participation again in the New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, July 17 is the result of a number of New England businesses pooling resources to sponsor the ride for the Rowley, Mass. veteran racer.

“This is an incredible experience for me to be able to compete on racing’s biggest stage and I am forever grateful for the local businesses that made this possible,” said Eddie Mac. “Archie St. Hilaire has been a long-time friend and does everything he can to get me on the track. He and his son Mason gave me my first Xfinity experience a number of years ago and are responsible for my three years running in the Cup series at Loudon. You could not ask for better people and they make it so much fun.”

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TONY STEWART EARNS RUNNER-UP FINISH AT NEW HAMPSHIRE

CHEVROLET’S TONY STEWART EARNS RUNNER-UP FINISH AT NEW HAMPSHIRE
Four Chevrolet SS Race Cars Finish in the Top 10 at the ‘Magic Mile’

LOUDON, N.H. – (July 17, 2016) – Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, Tony Stewart, piloted the No. 14 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS to a second-place finish in the New Hampshire 301 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Round 19 of 36 in the 2016 campaign. The effort marked Stewart’s 19th top-10 finish in 34 races at the 1.058-mile track and his fifth top five finish of the season thus far.

“The hardest part of the restarts was just which line you were in,” said Stewart after climbing from his Chevy SS. “If you were on the bottom you were at a huge disadvantage. You needed to be on that top line and needed to be able to hold them down when they got there. We restarted sixth on the outside that last time and that really was the key to getting us up where we were at the end. I feel like we are getting better each week now. Buga (Mike Bugarewicz, crew chief) is doing a great job on the box. You can see the confidence not only in him, but all the guys on the team.
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