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Aarons 312
Talladega Super Speedway (2.66 miles)
Saturday, April 16th @ 3:00 pm
Radio: MRN

Texas Wrap-Up…..Blake Koch and the Daystar team had a strong weekend down in Texas this past Friday.  Qualifying the No. 81 Dodge into 20th position was a big confidence booster for Blake, right when he needed it the most.  He continued with his momentum from the impressive qualifying run to bring the team a top-25 finish, making him “Rookie of the Race.” 

MacDonald Motorsports @ Talladega…..In 7 career starts at the 2.66 mile Super Speedway, MacDonald Motorsports has two top-20 finishes.  Their best was a 17th place result in 2005 with Kevin Lepage driving for the team.  In 2009, DJ Kennington gave the familiar No. 81 Dodge a great ride, starting 11th and finishing in the 19th position.

Two cars this weekend…..This will be the first time this season that MacDonald Motorsports will be entering two cars into a race.  Donnie Neuenberger will be back in the Eagle Convenience Stores No. 81 and Blake Koch will be driving the No. 82.  This creates a lot more work leading up to and during the weekend for the team.  The No. 81 car that Donnie will be driving is locked into the race while the No. 82 will have to qualify on time. 

Donnie Neuenberger on Talladega
"Looking forward to getting back in the car at one of my favorite places...Talladega. We look to have a strong finish for our sponsor (Eagle Convenience Stores) at their home track."

Blake Koch on Talladega
Man I am pumped to race at Talladega!  I will be in the 82 car so I will have to make the race on speed but I get to keep my same team.  I know those guys can get some speed out of the car for me.  I am also making my dirt car race debut Friday and Saturday night across the street!!”

Blake Racing a Dirt Late Model???.....Yup.  Blake will be making his first start on dirt in a late model at the Talladega Short Track.  Come by and check it out on either Friday or Saturday night.  More info on this at

Meet Donnie and Blake at Talladega…..Donnie Neuenberger will be doing a live remote at the Dadeville, AL Eagle Convenience Store on Tuesday, April 12th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.  The show will be played on Kowliga Country 95.7 from Alexander City, AL.  Blake Koch will be signing autographs on Friday, April 15th from 2:00 – 3:00 pm.  This will take place at the concourse area behind OV Hill South Grandstand Section D&E, as a part of the NASCAR Nationwide Series Autograph Session.

About Eagle Convenience Stores
Eagle Convenience Stores are an Alabama based convenience store chain located from Opelika to Talladega Superspeedway, mainly in the central Alabama area. The mom and pop stores are owned and operated by Darryl Saucier. Eagle Convenience was started in 1988 by Saucier when he got out of the Navy.  He had a vision that actually did work.  This company is a true inspiration to what can be done in the United States with hard work and dedication.  The name Eagle Convenience stores was chosen at a time when the country was at war and this was a way to express support to our troops and the country. The Eagle represents the Freedom we enjoy!

About Daystar Television Network
·         Fastest growing faith-based television network in the world.
·         Broadcast in over 200 countries, 81 million US homes and 671 million homes worldwide.
·         Award winning original shows with fresh faces and new talent that is relevant to the entire family.

Daystar Television Network has a singular goal; to reach souls with the good news of Jesus Christ.  They seek out every available means of distribution to a world in need of hope.  With an extensive blend of interdenominational and multi-cultural programming, Daystar is committed to producing and providing quality television that will reach our viewers, refresh their lives and renew their hearts.

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