Eddie MacDonald is genuinely excited about the upcoming NASCAR season. Grimm Racing's veteran driver finished second in the overall Pro Series East driver standings last year. This time around, he's determined to bring home a first-ever championship.
Grimm Racing is deep into final preparations for yet another exciting season of NASCAR racing.
The Waymart-based team is currently headed to South Carolina to compete in the opening event of the 2010 K&N Pro Series East campaign.
This event is scheduled for Saturday, March 27th at Greenville Pickens Speedway. The race will get underway at 8:00 p.m.
“I’m looking forward to the race and to a great season,” Eddie MacDonald told TWI Sports. “We’ve done really well on this track in the past, so I’m hoping we can challenge for the checkered flag.”
The Speed Channel will provide full coverage of this year’s race, which is called the “Kevin Whittaker Chevrolet 150.” You can see Eddie MacDonald and the entire Grimm Racing team in action Thursday evening, April 1st at 6:00 p.m.
On the Track
Grimm Racing enjoyed a banner 2009 season in NASCAR Touring Series action.
With veteran driver Eddie MacDonald at the controls, the team finished second in the standings.
In addition, Eddie steered his way to a second place finish in the overall driver standings.
MacDonald accumulated 1,685 points in 11 races and ended up trailing only East Series champ Jody Lavender in the final tally.
Along the way, Eddie piled up 10 Top Ten finishes and one victory.
That outstanding performance merely whetted MacDonald’s appetite. More than ever, he’s determined to bring home a championship in 2010.
“Rob Grimm has put together a great team,” Eddie said. “They’re all really good guys and we have great chemistry. We work hard, but we have alot of fun out there, too.”
The last time Grimm Racing visited Greenville Pickens, they nearly returned to Waymart with a checkered flag.
MacDonald had the #71 Chevrolet running either first or second for the majority of the 150 laps. However, a late-race re-start shuffled Eddie back into third place and that’s where he finished.
“That was definitely a little bit disappointing,” he said. “I thought we had the fastest car out there that day. We just couldn’t catch a break at the end.”
Historically, MacDonald has fared very well on flat tracks and he’s extremely comfortable on this particular oval.