Brett Hudson has made 22 career ARCA starts, though never ran at a superspeedway. That is all set to change, Hudson is looking to change that stat as he looking to start the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona this Saturday. This will also mark his first start in ARCA since 2008.

“This is a dream come true,” Hudson said in a press release. “We’ve been trying hard for so many years to make this dream a reality and with the help of so many people; we’re finally going to be able to make it happen.”
 
Hudson is making his Daytona oppertunity happen with the help of some friends -  crew chief John Hayden, car chief Jared Bartlett, Joey Arrington and Tony Cola from Arrington Engines, Gene Patient of Gene Patient Fabrication - and a host of volunteers.

Last month, the 23-year old driver had solid test driving the team's No. 94 Hudson Performance Drivelines Dodge Charger. Hudson will also be recieving support from Arrington Engines, G&A Trucking, Gene Patient Fabrication (GPF) and Warricktubing.com, who all joined the team as associate marketing partners.

“I really don’t have a whole lot of drafting experience, so I’m optimistic to see how much everyone is going to work with me during the race,” Hudson explained. “The good thing is that our team has a lot of experience and I’ll have a great set of eyes from above in the spotter’s stand, so hopefully when it’s time to go, I’ll be ready and have a buddy or two.

“Our biggest goal right now is to qualify strong, keep our No. 94 Hudson Performance Drivelines Dodge Charger on the yellow line and have a shot when that white flag is drawn.”

Hudson is looking to run more races, but it will all depend on how much money is on the table. 

When asked what his 2011 racing season will consist of, Hudson replied with, “hopefully more than the past couple of years. It’s hard not to be able to race on a more consistent basis, but this is a family-owned team, so with sponsorship still being tough these days, we’re watching and saving our pennies. Hopefully if we leave Daytona clean, we’ll go to Talladega in April. If not, we’ll just see where we land.”

 Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available for this weekend’s activities. Interested parties are encouraged to contact Lisa Hudson of Brett Hudson Motorsports at 270.929.2160 or hudson00@adelphia.net.

The Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona (80 laps / 200 miles) is the first of 19 events on the 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule and the 48th time an ARCA race has been held at Daytona

Menards pole qualifying presented by Ansell is set for Friday, February 11 slated to begin at 2:00 p.m. The event will take the green flag on Saturdya February 12, shortly after 4:30 p.m. The race will be televised live on SPEED with additional race coverage including live timing and scoring and radio broadcast through the ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at arcaracing.com.  All times are local.

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