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July 4, 2014

RUNNING IN THE BIG TIME

Rowley's Eddie MacDonald to race in Sprint Cup at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

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“That’s the absolute top level in the sport and we’re going in with a smaller team and it’ll be my first race, so there’s a lot of challenges we have to overcome,” MacDonald said. “You’d like to be able to think you could get into the top 10, but if you look at the roster, you’ll see that some days Dale Earnhardt Jr. finishes 25th or 30th. There’s so many great teams, and in this sport it’s so much a team sport because everything has to be working perfect to win a race or finish in the top 10.”

Regardless, MacDonald said he excited for the opportunity and is hopeful that local racing fans will come out to support him and his team. He added that NHMS is selling special “Eddie Mac Packs” where fans can get tickets for $32 each and be seated together as a group on race day by calling the track’s main office at 603-783-4931. The race will take place on July 13 and is expected to start at 1 p.m.

“It’s going to be really exciting,” he said. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I’ve got to thank Archie St. Hilaire and Mike Alden for giving me this chance.”

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