Speed51.com announced today it is proud to provide a live radio
broadcast and Trackside Now coverage of this Thursday’s
(10/10/13) Third Annual “Better Half Dash” from Charlotte Motor
Speedway in Concord, NC.
The Better Half Dash benefits Motor Racing Outreach and features
the better half of today’s NASCAR’s drivers, crew chiefs and
crewmembers. The ladies will be competing in a 25-lap race
around the infield quarter-mile track in Bandolero racecars.
In the spirit of the event, there will also be a better-half
combination in the radio booth to commentate the event on
Speed51.com. FOX Sports NASCAR broadcaster Bob Dillner and
his wife Angie will have the call of the Better Half Dash on
Thursday at CMS for all of those that can’t make it to the track.
Angie Dillner competed in the event last year and finished fifth in
the JEGS.com number-51.
“I really never get nervous before going on TV or radio, but with my best friend and wife beside me for this one, I might have a few butterflies,” said Bob Dillner. “Angie did a great job driving in this race last year, but she’s a little tall for Bandos. We travel the NASCAR circuit together with all of these families and Motor Racing Outreach means so much to all of us. We hope we can do this competitive event justice, but also race awareness and money for MRO.”
“Motor Racing Outreach is a big part of our family and it is an honor to be part of painting the picture for those that cannot be there,” said Angie Dillner. “I am far from a Bandolero expert, however, I hope I can provide a little insight on the race and these ladies. Bob was my spotter in the race last year and he did a great job, but hopefully we can have fun working together to tell all the stories from this year’s race.”
Fans can visit www.betterhalfdash.com and support your favorite driver in the event by making a donation in their honor for MRO.
Qualifying was held on Monday night where where Lyn-Z Pastrana (NASCAR driver Travis Pastrana’s better-half) set fast time. Michelle Gilliland (NASCAR driver David Gilliland’s better-half), Ashley Stremme (NASCAR driver David Stremme’s better-half), Wendy Venturini (TRD Engine Tuner Jarrad Egert’s better-half) and Heidi Stoddard (NASCAR team owner Frank Stoddard’s better-half) rounded out the top five.
Speed51.com will also provide their popular Trackside Now coverage with live updates and photos of this event throughout the day. Speed51.com will also provide coverage for NASCAR of the UNOH Southern Slam 150 for the Whelen Southern Modified Tour on the same day. Coverage on Speed51.com begins at 10am with the Better Half Dash scheduled for a 5:30pm start and the Modified race at 8:30pm.
2013 Better Half Dash Driver’s List
19 - Jessica Park (Wife of Steve Park)
20 – Wendy Venturini (Fox Sports 1/ Wife of Jared Egert, Engine Tuner for #20)
22 – Amy Gordon (Wife of Todd Gordon)
25 – Melanie Self (MRO Community Center Coordinator & wife of Monty Self)
32 - Heidi Stoddard (Wife of Frank Stoddard)
33 – Gina Cope (Wife of Ernie Cope)
35 – Ashley Stremme (Wife of David Stremme)
36 – Kristen Yeley (Wife of JJ Yeley)
38 – Michelle Gilliand (Wife of David Gilliland)
60 – Lyn-Z Pastrana (Wife of Travis Pastrana)