In the Driver's Seat


Lives in: Meridian, Idaho
Car number: 24

Shelby Stroebel started racing because of its therapeutic value.


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Lives in: Glendale, California
Car number: 25D

Daniel Williams is used to winning, so he has no experience at being in a position where just qualifying for a race is considered a success. On the other hand, trying to jump from dirt track Ford Focus Midgets to the Lucas Oil Modified Series presented by LoanMart is similar to going from high school to the pros in a stick and ball sport.

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Lives in: Henerson, Nevada
Car number: 1X

Pat Petrie started driving race cars because he had knee problems.

It wasn't therapy, at least not in the traditional sense. It was a way to fill Petrie's need for a competitive outlet after knee problems forced the Henderson, Nevada, resident to abandon his football career after two years of college.

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Lives in: El Cajon, California

Car number: 56

Doug Carpenter's first race car was a 1967 Dodge station wagon. That was the car he drove when he first started competing in run-what-you-brung match races at Cloverleaf Speedway, a quarter-mile oval in Cleveland, Ohio, that closed late in 1990.

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Lives in: Hesperia, California

Car number: 98

Kyle Cline has learned many things from Walt Boyd since he and the innovative racer and engineer teamed up seven years ago. The most important thing is one of the most easily attainable, though.

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Lives in: Santee, California

Car number: 5

Dave Arce remembers when he and wife Sandy would go out to Cajon Speedway to watch stock car races and sit in the West grandstand because the seats there were $1 cheaper than the seats on the East side.

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