Sunday, August 14, 2005
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Gwinnett Daily Post
From Staff Reports
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Lawrenceville's David Odell is making a name for himself in the ARCA/REMAX racing series.
Odell, who skipped his high school graduation ceremony to drive earlier this summer, finished fourth in his second ARCA start Saturday in Nashville, Tenn.
The 18-year-old qualified 10th and started the race with an easy pace. Odell hung with the pack between 10th and seventh place through the first 50 laps when the first caution came out.
After pitting, Odell came out 13th, but worked his way back up to fifth.
The rookie pitted once again on lap 100 and came out seventh. Odell worked his way up to third and finished with an excellent fourth place.
Nashville Super Speedway is a concrete track and many drivers have a hard time adjusting to this surface. Odell did not have the opportunity to test at Nashville prior to this weekend's event.
In his first ARCA start at Lanier National Speedway, Odell ran most of the race in second or third, but blew an engine with 30 laps to go and finished 17th.
Odell drives for TC Motorsports, a local race team out of Loganville that has not had the opportunity to run in the ARCA/REMAX Series much this year due to finances.