Greenville's Craig Goess, Jr. Getting Set For Talladega

Talladega Preview: Craig Goess
Race: Talladega ARCA 250

ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards: 5 of 20

Track: Talladega Superspeedway

Date: April 23, 2010

Twice as Nice: For two weeks in a row, Goess finished in the second position. The No. 81 began a busy weekend at Texas Motor Speedway showing speed and finished fourth fastest in practice with a speed of 184.074 mph. Rain washed away qualifying, and the starting grid was based on the 2009 ARCA Racing Series car owner point standings. Goess started in the sixth position. The No. 81 ran up front most of the race, especially at the end of the 100-lap race. In a fierce battle, Goess was edged out by Steve Arpin by a mere .326 seconds.
Second Showing at Talladega: In Goess' first running at Talladega in 2009, the No. 81 qualified second and was prepared to stay at the top of the leaderboard. An early incident, however, took Goess out of the running with an ignition issue and overheating after the front end received damage. Goess finished in the 30th position after the tough day. Goess hopes use the momentum from his consecutive runner-up finishes to conquer the 2.66-mile track this weekend.

In the Points: Goess' consecutive second-place finishes moved him up to seventh in the ARCA Racing Series points standings and is only 30 points shy of entering the top-five.

QUOTES

Goess on Talladega:

"We are going to Talladega to try to win the race. We have had a really good car, but we haven't always had the best of luck at superspeedways. I am really looking forward to this race, and I hope we can bring home the win."

Craig Goess ARCA Racing Series Talladega and Daytona History

2009
Daytona
9
17
68/80
Running

2010
Daytona
33
34
16/80
Crash

2010
Talladega
2
30
82/97
Overheating

Race length: 250 miles, 94 laps

Track layout: 2.66 miles

Shape: Tri-oval

SCHEDULE

(All times in CDT)

Thursday, April 22:

Practice 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Qualifying 5:05 p.m.

Friday, April 23:

Race 4 p.m. SPEED


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  • by Anonymous on Apr 25, 2010 at 10:16 AM
    Your left, your left, your left, your left.
  • by Jamie Location: Greenville on Apr 23, 2010 at 11:01 PM
    Shaun...too funny. Thank you for the correction...just having a little fun and was hoping Matt would of caught on to the brain game...happy to know intelligent one's still exist. Best of luck Mr. Goess Jr.
  • by Shane Location: Greenville on Apr 23, 2010 at 11:50 AM
    Jamie.....I found your post pretty funny. The next time you belittle someone and "correct" them, make sure you know what you are talking about. It is spelled Incompetence.
  • by Jamie Location: Greenville on Apr 23, 2010 at 08:05 AM
    For Matt...I could not help but be humored...you stated "Incompitance" in your comment...hmm...interesting...it is spelled "Incompetance" which brings me to the meaning...one who is unable to function in certain circumstances...would this define you? As for Mr. Goess Jr...RIDE with the wind to your back and achieve your ulimate goal...WIN. Many support and pray for your success. Matt...last but not least...ignorance is bliss.
  • by Dan the Race Fan Location: ENC on Apr 23, 2010 at 06:58 AM
    To DS and Anonymous....if this bores you so much you can join Matt taking a hike. By the way, NASCAR has zippo to do with the ARCA Series. Typical Yankees!
  • by Kim Location: Greenville, NC on Apr 23, 2010 at 06:51 AM
    Way to go Craig!! We will be pulling for you!
  • by DS on Apr 23, 2010 at 06:32 AM
    NASCAR is such a waste of gas. Typical south.
  • by Dan the Race Fan Location: ENC on Apr 23, 2010 at 06:13 AM
    Good luck Craig! Matt, obviously you posted on the wrong story. This ain't got jack you know what to do with taxes or our screwed up govt. It's about a young man chasing down a dream. If you are so disgusted just leave and let the rest of us share in enjoying his success. I'll be riding with you every lap son!!
  • by mema 07 Location: greenville on Apr 23, 2010 at 06:13 AM
    is this not the same guy who does the commercials for Toyota here in Greenville? i do wish him all the luck there is in this sport,who knows he may be the next Gordon,Earnhardt, Stewart. as to the one who was so negative about wanting to hear about the health care issue,well in my opinion it's nice to hear something thats positive and Not so serious all the time. Most of the time the news is depressing so i take it about once a week...GREAT GOING CRAIG! Continued BLESSINGS & BEST OF LUCK To YOU!!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 23, 2010 at 05:31 AM
    How many boring left turns are there?
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