No Fear Racing

by Richard Garcia on January 31, 2008 @ 11:53:09 PDT

 


Owners - Mark Simo and Frank Stoddard

Manufacturer - Ford

Cars and Drivers

No. 60 SoBe No Fear Energy Drink

Driver Boris Said is set to return behind the wheel of the No. 60 car for the third consecutive year since the company's inception in 2006. The No. 60 car finished five races last season and has set a goal in stone to participate in five Cup races in 2008, as well as three in the Nationwide Series. The team will look to regain the form it had in 2006, when they picked up a pole win at Daytona International Speedway and finished with one top five and two top-10 finishes in four races.

Stoddard, who is co-owner of the No. 60 car, returns for his third season as Said's crew chief. He is thought to be one of the best crew chiefs in the Sprint Cup Series after several successful years working with Jeff Burton and Roush Fenway Racing.

Equipment and Resources

Sponsorship continues to be the main issue for No Fear Racing. They are set to run another limited NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule in 2008 while they search for a fulltime sponsor. The team would like to get the opportunity to get into more races, but the lack of sponsorship is currently limiting them to five in the sport's top circuit. Said continues to talk to other potential sponsors and pursuing other possibilities, though.

No Fear bought cars from Roush Racing and received its engines from the partnership of Roush and Robert Yates Racing in 2006. The No. 60 car will continue to use their equipment in 2008. Roush and Said, who's an off-road specialist, worked out an agreement in exchange for their equipment and technical support; Said agreed to work with the young drivers of Roush Racing on their road-racing skills.

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About Richard Garcia

Garcia served as a managing editor for KFFL. Prior to his time with KFFL, Richard worked in managerial roles with both Frito-Lay Inc. and UPS. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in public relations from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona and fulfilled his internship requirements with the Los Angeles Kings Hockey organization in 2001.

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