Fleur-de-lis Motorsports to Make NASCAR Debut

Craig Partee announced today that his Fleur-de-lis Motorsports Team will make their NASCAR debut at Daytona International Speedway in July. The newly-formed Nationwide Series Team will compete in the Subway Jalapeno 250 Powered by Coca-Cola at DIS on July 2nd.Partee, owner of Fleur-de-lis Construction in Seneca Falls, New York, has an extensive background in motorsports and looks forward to the debut of the #68 Chevrolet at Daytona.“I love NASCAR and have been involved with different teams for over twenty years,” Partee stated. “I’ve been a driver in SCCA as well as a crewmember in the NASCAR K&N East, Nationwide, and Sprint Cup Series. I decided that I’m ready to step up for my next challenge – ownership.”Plans are for Fleur-de-lis Motorsports to compete in the Carfax 250 at Michigan International Speedway on August 14th, the Richmond 250 at Richmond International Raceway on September 10th, and the Dollar General 300 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 15th in addition to the Daytona race. All four races will be Nationwide Series COT (Car of Tomorrow) events. In 2011, Fleur-de-lis Motorsports plans to run the complete NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule.Carl Long has been named the driver and Morris Van Vleet will serve as Crew Chief for Fleur-de-lis Motorsports. The team will be based in Van Vleet’s Mooresville, North Carolina shop and be powered by Automotive Specialists Racing Engines. “As an owner, I expect my team to participate at a competitive level,” Partee added. “I’m going into this new venture all out. I want to be competitive and successful at each of the four Nationwide COT races this year. I’m starting small and running my team like I’ve managed my construction business for over twenty years with hard work and long hours.”“My business believes in ‘turning dreams into reality’ for home and business owners,” Partee continued. “I turned my dreams into reality and know that I can do the same for my team members and sponsors by making races, pricing sponsorship dollars competitively, and providing a great racing experience for everyone. I am also carrying over my other business motto of ‘taking pride in America’ by buying supplies from American companies.”For information about motorsports marketing and sponsorship opportunities with Fleur-de-lis Motorsports, please contact Craig Partee at [email protected] / (315) 651-3260 or Dennis Punch at [email protected] / (828) 464-6677.

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