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Deiny Returns in 2006 with Determination
Mar 3, 2006 - updated Mar 3rd, 2006 9:54pm
Web posted by Gary Daughtrey
Mechanicsville, Va. --
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- March 3, 2006
With two longtime allies in his corner, veteran Late Model Stock Car ace Frank Deiny Jr. of Mechanicsville, Va., will be looking to make a strong push for the 2006 NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series national championship as the new season gets rolling over the next few weeks.
For the upcoming campaign, Deiny will be wheeling a Townsend-built Chevrolet Monte Carlo for car owner Bob Unczer. The Deiny/Unczer combination has proved to be a potent one in the past, as they teamed up to win the 2002 LMSC title at South Boston Speedway -- the second of Deiny's four career track championships. Unczer's company, Creative Surfaces, will get co-sponsor billing on the car for this season.
In its quest for NASCAR points, the team will make Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas, Va., its weekly base of operations in '06. Deiny's career record shows 10 victories at the venerable, 3/8-mile speedplant.
Giving the competition a taste of what to expect this year, Deiny and Unczer joined forces for ODS's 2005 season finale -- the 250-lap "Big One" on Oct. 23 -- and came away with the checkered flag, just ahead of teammate Tony McGuire. They finished off the '05 season with a strong runner-up outing at Kenly, N.C., in Southern National Speedway's 200-lap Thanksgiving Classic. McGuire tailed Deiny to the stripe in that race, too, coming home third.
Bailey's Cigarettes will join Deiny and Unczer as the major sponsor of their title hunt. Deiny has enjoyed a long relationship with the company, piloting Bailey's-backed machines in many big postseason events. In fact, he was carrying the Bailey's colors when he scored his biggest career victory in the 2002 Taco Bell 300 at Martinsville Speedway -- generally acknowledged as the "Super Bowl" of Late Model Stock Car racing.
Deiny also paired up with car owner/company president Mac Bailey to win the 2004 track championship at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va. In addition to the Motor Mile crown, Deiny was the '04 LMSC champ at Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, N.C., too, driving for car owner Steve James.
The Deiny/Unczer/Bailey's combo will kick off its '06 season with races at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, N.C., on March 11 and 18. Deiny nabbed the first of his four career championships there in 2001, driving a Eddie Talley-owned machine.
After those two dates at Orange County, the team will move on to the March 25 season opener at South Boston (Va.) Speedway.
The chase for the 2006 national title will begin in earnest for Deiny on Saturday, April 8 -- opening night at Old Dominion Speedway.
To go along with his NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series efforts, Deiny is also planning a limited number of appearances on the USAR Hooters Pro Cup tour. His Pro Cup schedule has yet to be determined and will be dependent on securing adequate sponsorship. His slate of postseason Late Model Stock Car events will also be revealed at a later date.
With Deiny and Unczer reunited under the Bailey's banner, and with help from associate sponsors RaceRap.com and TamcoPaint.com, all the pieces seem to be in place for a stellar 2006 campaign!