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April 17, 2011
http://www.tommybaldwinracing.com/
TOMMY BALDWIN RACING AND STEVE PARK TEAM UP TO TRIBUTE “OLE BLUE” AND LEN BOEHLER.. click here to read more & how to help

April 16, 2011
Park qualified 33rd for the Aarons 499 at Talladega on 4-17-11

April 11, 2011
Quick News - Steve is back with TBR (2nd TBR car) at Talladega this weekend and possible future events... let's show our support for Steve & TBR... a fan support form is below.. Let's get it going.
 
March 3, 2011 - Steve Park Via Facebook
I would like to let all the fans know that plans for the 2011 are still up in the air and we are working with and talking with some great people and sponsors but nothing to report. We are still looking ! Thanks for all the interest and please stay tuned!
Steve Park

December 15, 2010 - Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas & a happy New Year... remember to be safe out there.. see ya in 2011.

Steve Park Finishes 19th at Phoenix International Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

AVONDALE, Ariz. (Nov. 14, 2010)- Steve Park drove to a 19th-place finish Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Lucas Oil 150. Piloting the No. 46 Van Dyk Baler Bollegraaf Lubo USA Eddie Sharp Racing Toyota Tundra. Park completed his 2010 NCWTS season in the desert at PIR.

The No. 46 Eddie Sharp Racing team arrived at the Arizona track ready to compete for a top spot in the second-to-last race of the NCWTS season. In the first practice, the team utilized the time to run laps with a fast time of 28.445 seconds (126.560 mph) around the one-mile track. Thursday night, Park laid down a lap of 28.035 seconds (128.411 mph) in the final practice of the weekend, positioning the team 16th-quickest in the session.

The team got back to the track Friday for qualifying, and Park laid down a lap of 27.954 seconds (128.783 mph). The lap time landed him in the 20th position to start the race later Saturday night.

The sun went down across the desert on Friday night as the green flag flew on Lucas Oil 150, and Park looked to improve on his 25th-place finish in his last NCWTS start at Kentucky Speedway in Sept. 2010. Rolling off 20th, Park took the opportunity to work his way to 18th by the time the field came to the second lap. By the ninth lap, the No. 46 fell back to 22nd in traffic but continued to show prowess as he posted times quicker than the next six cars in front of him.

The first yellow flag flew on lap 17 with the No. 89 of Chris Lafferty hitting the wall. Crew chief Jefferson Hodges made the call to stay out, and the No. 46 restarted under green on lap 23 in the 21st position. The veteran driver found an opportunity to move past Mario Gosselin and Brad Sweet to take over the 19th position on lap 29. "You are quicker than a lot of the drivers in front of you," Hodges radioed to the driver. "Don't waste any time when you get to them."

Park cleared the No. 62 of Greg Pursley for the 18th position by lap 34 and looked to catch up to the No. 23 of Jason White for the 17th position. The field slowed for another caution on lap 53, with Park running in the 17th spot. The No. 46 came down pit road for the first pit stop of the day. The ESR crew went to work, and made track bar and tire pressure adjustments and added four tires and fuel. The quick stop helped Park gain one spot off pit road and moved him to the 16th position.

The green flag waved on lap 59, and spotter Carl Hartman soon directed his driver out of trouble. "There is a spin behind you," Hartman said. "Just keep digging." The multi-car accident brought out the yellow on lap 60.

Clint Bowyer led the field back to green on lap 63 with Park in the 16th position. Caught up in traffic, Park fell to the 18th position and held steady until another yellow flag waved on lap 89 with a car spinning on turn four. Park reported to his team that he was losing a lot of grip on the track as the night wore on. Pit road opened, and the No. 46 drove to the ESR pit stall on lap 91 for the final stop of the night. The crew put on four tires, added fuel and made a track bar adjustment to help the handling of the car. Another quick pit stop by the No. 46 crew helped Park pick up two spots, restarting on lap 95 in the 16th position.

"Elbows up. 40 to go, Park," encouraged Hodges. "You are much quicker than the drivers in front of you. Go get 'em." The caution flew for the final time on lap 113 with Ron Hornaday hitting the wall on lap 113. In the 14th position, Park relayed to the crew that he had no grip and was just going to have to search around for the final laps.

The green flag waved on 118, with Park restarting on the outside in the 14th position. The No. 46 fell back to 19th, telling the team that he was having a really hard time turning the race car. As the last car on the lead lap, Park held steady in the 19th position.

Bowyer grabbed the win in the Lucas Oil 150. With a 12th-place finish, Todd Bodine clinched the 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship with one race left in the season. Park would end up 19th in the race results.

"Overall, it was a disappointing finish," said Park. "We qualified 20th, and as the race got started, we struggled, which I think caught us all out of the blue. We were hoping for a late caution to make some changes on a pit stop, but it never came, so we had to deal with that. We restarted late in the race on the outside, and the track was chattering the tires really bad. Overall, I'm a bit disappointed. We have a lot of confidence in this team, and it is only our third race. We have some work to do, but I really believe that we are going to keep pushing and continue to get better. I have to thank everyone for their support, and we are going to keep digging for the next season."

The PIR race concludes the 2010 NCWTS schedule for Park. He finished the season with three starts and a high-finish of 18th at Chicagoland Speedway. "I have to thank everyone at Eddie Sharp Racing, the Hartmans, Van Dyk Baler, Bollegraaf, Lubo USA and all of the fans for all of their support this season," said Park. "We are working on the logistics for next season, and I hope to be able to return to the series full-time next season."
 

November 11 , 2010 -
Park running Truck Series in the No. 46 Van Dyk Baler Bollegraaf Lubo USA Eddie Sharp Racing Toyota Tundra at Phoenix on Fri. Nov 12th.. check Speed Channel for TV coverage.

September 23, 2010 -
Park running East Series at Dover for NDS

September 3, 2010 -
Built Ford Tough 225 - Kentucky
SPEED • MRN • Sirius
Fri September 3, 2010
8:00 PM ET
TV Time
7:30 PM ET

OFFICIAL RESULTS: EnjoyIllinois.com 225 - Finish 18 start 25 - -41 Steve Park Bollegraaf Toyota

July 4th, 2010
Stephen Park - I would like to thank TBR and the Evans family and all our supporters who made this all possible! Without the fans this wouldn't have happened ! Thanks again! Steve . Happy 4th of July!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 3rd, 2010

RESULTS
NASCAR Sprint Cup - Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona

Finish 13th - Start 39th


June 29, 2010

Steve Park Appearance

DAYTONA RACING SOUVENIRS & HOBBIES
2525 INT'L. SPEEDWAY BLVD.
DAYTONA BCH., FL 32114
386-248-1606
www.daytonaracingsouvenirshobbies.com

Friday July 2 11am-1pm.


June 23, 2010

Park in Spraker Chevy for East Series K&N Event at New Hampshire

 


 
June 4, 2010

Park in Spraker Chevy for East Series Event at Martinsville June 5 &6

June 5: Made in America Whelen 200/UNOH Performance 200 practice and qualifying

June 6: Made in America Whelen 200/UNOH Performance 200


Tommy Baldwin Racing & Steve Park to Honor Modified Series Champion Richie Evans

Asking Fans to Contribute to be a Part of the Legacy

May 27, 2010 (Mooresville, NC) -- Tommy Baldwin Racing and driver Steve Park are pleased to announce that they will be entering a fan sponsored, Richie Evans tribute car at the Coke Zero 400 in Daytona on July 3. The #36 Chevrolet will feature a throwback orange and black paint scheme with the fans’ names sponsoring the car integrated into the design.

Richie Evans, “The King of Modified Racing”, won eight consecutive Modified Championships from 1978 to 1985. In 1979, Evans posted 54 top-five finishes in 60 Modified races. From Quebec to Florida, Evans racked up more than 400 career victories. His achievements have been heralded by the International Motorsports Hall of Fame as, “One of the supreme accomplishments in motorsports.”

“Richie Evans is one of the guys we all worked hard to beat and to be around,” Baldwin said. “I always looked up to him."

Evans was fatally injured at the age of 44 during practice for the Winn-Dixie 500 Triple header at Martinsville Speedway in 1985. At the time of the accident he had already clinched the Winston Modified Tour championship, now known as the Whelen Modified Tour.

"I hope that this will be the first in a line of tributes to some of the best racers in the world who inspired me and many others - modified racers,” Baldwin said.

Fan sponsors will choose from different tiers of sponsorship that range from $20 -$10,000 allowing them to actively participate in a memoriam of the greatest racers in the Modified Series, a junior league to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Each sponsorship package buys fans different levels of involvement, including everything from their name on the car, to pit passes, garage tours, and even featured placement on the hood of the car. Any contributions exceeding the total amount of $125,000 will be donated to the Victor Junction Gang Camp by TBR.

Two-time Sprint Cup Series winner Steve Park will drive the TBR machine in the Daytona race. This will be Park’s first trip back to Daytona since he won the pole in 2003.

“I’m extremely honored to be driving a car that pays homage to one of the greatest race car drivers of all time,” said Park. “Richie is respected by so many drivers and he really made his mark in this sport. This is a really neat way to get the fans involved while paying homage to one of the greats.”

Want to sponsor the car? Sponsor packages and can be purchased via paypal at http://tinyurl.com/344f9y4 or you can pay by sending a check to Tommy Baldwin Racing at 296 Cayuga Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117. All contributions must be received by June 25th to be on the car. For complete guidelines please visit tommybaldwinracing.com


5-20-2010
 
June 29, 2010

Steve Park Appearance

DAYTONA RACING SOUVENIRS & HOBBIES
2525 INT'L. SPEEDWAY BLVD.
DAYTONA BCH., FL 32114
386-248-1606
www.daytonaracingsouvenirshobbies.com

Friday July 2 11am-1pm.


June 23, 2010

Park in Spraker Chevy for East Series K&N Event at New Hampshire

 


 
June 4, 2010

Park in Spraker Chevy for East Series Event at Martinsville June 5 &6

June 5: Made in America Whelen 200/UNOH Performance 200 practice and qualifying

June 6: Made in America Whelen 200/UNOH Performance 200


Tommy Baldwin Racing & Steve Park to Honor Modified Series Champion Richie Evans

Asking Fans to Contribute to be a Part of the Legacy

May 27, 2010 (Mooresville, NC) -- Tommy Baldwin Racing and driver Steve Park are pleased to announce that they will be entering a fan sponsored, Richie Evans tribute car at the Coke Zero 400 in Daytona on July 3. The #36 Chevrolet will feature a throwback orange and black paint scheme with the fans’ names sponsoring the car integrated into the design.

Richie Evans, “The King of Modified Racing”, won eight consecutive Modified Championships from 1978 to 1985. In 1979, Evans posted 54 top-five finishes in 60 Modified races. From Quebec to Florida, Evans racked up more than 400 career victories. His achievements have been heralded by the International Motorsports Hall of Fame as, “One of the supreme accomplishments in motorsports.”

“Richie Evans is one of the guys we all worked hard to beat and to be around,” Baldwin said. “I always looked up to him."

Evans was fatally injured at the age of 44 during practice for the Winn-Dixie 500 Triple header at Martinsville Speedway in 1985. At the time of the accident he had already clinched the Winston Modified Tour championship, now known as the Whelen Modified Tour.

"I hope that this will be the first in a line of tributes to some of the best racers in the world who inspired me and many others - modified racers,” Baldwin said.

Fan sponsors will choose from different tiers of sponsorship that range from $20 -$10,000 allowing them to actively participate in a memoriam of the greatest racers in the Modified Series, a junior league to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Each sponsorship package buys fans different levels of involvement, including everything from their name on the car, to pit passes, garage tours, and even featured placement on the hood of the car. Any contributions exceeding the total amount of $125,000 will be donated to the Victor Junction Gang Camp by TBR.

Two-time Sprint Cup Series winner Steve Park will drive the TBR machine in the Daytona race. This will be Park’s first trip back to Daytona since he won the pole in 2003.

“I’m extremely honored to be driving a car that pays homage to one of the greatest race car drivers of all time,” said Park. “Richie is respected by so many drivers and he really made his mark in this sport. This is a really neat way to get the fans involved while paying homage to one of the greats.”

Want to sponsor the car? Sponsor packages and can be purchased via paypal at http://tinyurl.com/344f9y4 or you can pay by sending a check to Tommy Baldwin Racing at 296 Cayuga Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117. All contributions must be received by June 25th to be on the car. For complete guidelines please visit tommybaldwinracing.com


5-20-2010
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3-13-2010  
Stephen Park: Sorry to inform all my friends going to Greenville that conformation came today that we were not running Greenville Speedway and that we were not running for the Championship this year due to finances! I apologize to all the friends, family and fans that had made plans! More news to come as I receive it! Thanks
March 13 at 8:17am

2-8-2010 Hospitality Billy Stylin'
 
2-2-2010  
I would like to thank Billy Chvirko for all his help with hospitality at Irwindale Speedway this past weekend! Billy has shown true professionalism as the Pace Car driver at Thompson Speedway and at his ability to be a true Hospitality Director… Thanks again Billy...
Steve Park
1-14-2010
We welcome to our family, Jayden Robert Park. We would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers and gifts! He is so much fun and he keeps us very busy! We are so happy….thank you for all of your kindness.

Best Wishes,
Steve & Jess

   
   
   
 
12-17-09 Merry Christmas & Happy New Year - I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Christmas & New Year. Looking forward to a great Holiday Season & a wonderful 2010. I will definitely keep everyone up-to-date on the arrival of our baby.. thank you so much for your kind thoughts and support this year. Thank you.
 

12-4-9 Quick News - Park to run NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown at Irwindale on January 30, 2010. Steve Park will be behind the #35 Whelen NDS Motorsports machine. This makes the second year in a row that Park will be part of this prestigious short track event.

Park returning to series at Talladega: Bebida Beverages is proud to announce that former NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Steve Park will be behind the wheel of the #02 Corrie Stott Racing Koma Unwind Chevy for the October 31st race at Talladega Super Speedway. CEO Brian Weber and Steve Park have a relationship that goes all the way back to their racing roots in New York. "Steve and I have known each other for quite some time. We raced together when we were both just kids, and I am pleased that he has agreed to get in the seat for us at Talladega" said Brian. Park has been a fan favorite in NASCAR for many years and Bebida Beverage Company is proud to be a part of his comeback in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.(Reuters.com)(10-14-2009)


September 27th - 6th Place Finish at Dover - 5th Place Finish in Point Standings...Dover Results:

Quick & Dirty Dover Results

1. 44 Brett Moffitt
2. 29 Ryan Gifford
3. 07 Corey LaJoie
4. 19 David Mayhew
5. 38 Alan Tardiff
6. 35 Steve Park
7. 7 Ryan Duff
8. 00 Ryan Truex (2009 champion)
9. 71 Eddie MacDonald
10. 74 Jarit Johnson
11. 18 Matt DiBenedetto
12. 39 Dustin Delaney
13. 12 Jesus Hernandez
14. 94 Tiffany Daniels
15. 40 Matt Kobyluck
16. 16 Jonathan Smith
17. 88 Jody Lavender
18. 5 Barney McRae
19. 58 Richard Gould
20. 32 Dale Quarterley
21. 26 Scott Bouley
22. 9 Kevin Swindell
23. 37 Alex Kennedy
24. 03 Josh Richards
25. 30 Jeff Anton
26. 60 Jonathon Gomez
27. 63 John Salemi
28. 10 Matt Kurzejewski

 

September 16, 2009

Quick comments from Steve on New Hampshire:

I consider New Hampshire a home track for me.  I love racing there.  We definitely have been running well and I think we have a shot at a victory.  If we post a good finish the next two races, Loudon and Dover, we definitely have a shot at a great finish points wise.  We’re going to have some fun, and I hope to see the Sparkies at the track.


August 12, 2009 - Park to appear on NASCAR Now on ESPN today.
 

It’s a Boy!  Steve and Jessica expecting the birth of their first child in early January.
 
Mooresville, NC – August 12, 2009 
 
“We are absolutely thrilled about the new addition to our family.  Mom is doing fantastic, we are both just so excited.  We found out a few days ago that we are having a baby boy!  We would like to thank everyone for their well wishes and support.”
 
Steve, a two-time Sprint Cup race winner, is currently 5th in points in the Camping World East Series, coming off a win at Adirondack International Speedway.
 

August 3, 2009
Park quick comments on Lime Rock: I'm really looking forward to getting back to my old stomping ground and doing some road racing at Lime Rock. Lime Rock is absolutely beautiful and scenic...a hero of mine, Paul Newman, raced up here all the time.. I would love to bring home a win. The team has really been on a role..especially with the win at Adirondack..hopefully we can keep the mojo going... really looking forward to Lime Rock.
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Steve Park back in victory lane: former NASCAR Sprint Cup driver and winner Steve Park showed he hasn't forgotten his way to Victory Lane, leading the final five laps Saturday evening at Adirondack International Speedway in Lowville, N.Y. en route to the win in The Edge Hotel 150 presented by Casella Waste Systems. It was Park's first NASCAR Camping World Series East victory in 13 years [1996 at Nazareth Speedway]. Since then, he has collected wins in the Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series and Camping World Series Truck Series. He has also won on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. With the win, Park locked up a secured spot in the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown. The prestigious postseason race is scheduled for Jan. 29-30, 2010 at the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale.(NASCAR)(8-2-2009)

August 2, 2009

PARK WINS AT ADIRONDACK


July 10, 2009
Thompson quick comments - Looking forward to getting back to Thompson. Definitely a place I spent a lot of time at during the Mod days. We ran good there last year..got into some trouble..I think we have a top 5 car for this year..would love to bring home a victory at one of my "home" tracks in New England. Looking forward to seeing friends and family… and may be play a bit of golf…it will be a blast.

Thoughts on Loudon - we ran really well.. We were upfront with the race winding down..got spun..fought my way back up to the front. Was fun, just would have liked a better finish.


June 18, 2009
Park quick comments on the last race at Watkins & upcoming Loudon - Came home 6th at Watkins, which was a little disappointing... oil line cracked with a few laps remaining...however proud to bring home a top-ten finish. Really looking forward to Loudon. I've always enjoyed the racing their. I will be on ESPNs round table on Monday after the race...(I think it'sMonday)...so keep your eyes open for that. Take care.

June 5, 2009
Park quick comments on Watkins - "I'm extremely happy to be at Watkins Glen! I've had great finishes here and I am really looking forward to turning things around. Had some rough finishes in the past few weeks and I think we can get it going here at the Glen. Also looking forward to seeing all the Sparkies at the track..always have a great turnout. Feels like home!"
 

 
 
 
 
Date: April 18, 2009

Event: Jimmie Johnson Foundation 150 by Shamrock Farms

NASCAR Camping World West series

Track: Phoenix International Raceway (1.0 mile)

Source: NDS Motorsports/ RB

Steve Park Races Hard And Captures Third At Phoenix International Raceway

Phoenix, AZ (April 16, 2009) – Running his second season with NDS Motorsports, Steve Park regularly competes in the Camping World East series driving the No. 35 Chevrolet, Waste Management Recycle America. However, his second race of the 2009 race season would be at Phoenix International Raceway in the NASCAR Camping World West series, Jimmie Johnson Foundation 150.


Going into this race Park’s main goal was to keep the momentum going from his first race, which was the East opener at Greensville Pickens Speedway. Park qualified fourth and finished seventh. I believe we have a top five ability, with last year being our first year together; it was a learning and growing year. There were a lot of ups and downs and due to circumstances the top five’s didn’t happen. In the winter we made the right improvements to optimize the team’s strengths so we can achieve our goals.


As the race day unfolded, practice sessions were utilized with Park’s experience from the past and the team ability in preparing the car. “The team did such a great job in preparing the car for me” says Park. In qualifying, he placed fifth with a time of 28.036 out of thirty-five. When asked how he felt about his qualifying time, “Pretty good, but felt my car was better than I was.” “Turn one and two went well, but turn three I under drove and turn four I over drove.”


Starting the race in fifth, Park took the lead in lap 86 and held on till lap 117. Jason Bowels took lead on lap 118. Park and Bowels swapped lead three other times till Park took lead on lap 149. On the final few laps a caution was out, and when the restart went with a green white checkered Steve Park raced hard and finished third.


Park commented about the race, “Racing the last ten laps I knew I was up against some odds with tires and such.” “This was just good hard, clean racing and haven’t been involved in a race like this for over two years.” “I mean I was impressed with the West drivers with there race savvy….no damage and such.”


I’d like to thank all the guests of Waste Management Recycle America that came out to watch the race; it was great to get the opportunity to meet some of you and put on a good show, expressed Park.


The Jimmie Johnson Foundation 150 re-airs on SPEED channel Thursday, April 23rd. 12 pm Est. time


Next race: Tri-County 150 at Tri-Country Motor Speedway (.4 mile) Hudson, NC - April 25, 2009

Pre-race Comments - Jimmie Johnson Foundation 150 at Phoenix

Mooresville, NC

April 15,2009

Park and NDS Motorsports are coming off a 7th place finish last week at Greenville-Pickens, heading into the Jimmie Johnson Foundation 150 at Phoenix International Raceway on April 16th.

“We’re out west again! I can’t say enough about this team and our sponsors to allow us to get out here to Phoenix and run this event. I would like to thank them for their hard work and support. I think we definitely have a shot at winning; the Waste Management Recycle America Monte Carlo has been running well and I think we will be a strong contender.

I’ve got a lot of time around this track, and I definitely enjoy racing here. With the team really coming together and a bit of luck on our side, I think we will have a good outing”, stated Park.

The Jimmie Johnson Foundation 150 at Phoenix International Raceway is Thursday, April 16th.

Post-race Comments - Greenville-Pickens

Mooresville, NC

April 15,2009

Steve Park and NDS Motorsports Qualified 4th, Finished 7th.

“We had a descent qualifying effort with a 4th place starting position, and the car was good thru out the event. Definitely would have liked to have brought home a top-5 finish, but anytime you can leave a track like Greenville-Pickens with the car in one piece, you have to be pleased with that.

It was great seeing all the Sparkies at the track. They really made the event exciting. I was happy to see a lot of familiar faces, and some new ones as well. Overall, we had a great race. The NDS Motorsports Crew did well in prepping the Waste Management Recycle America Monte Carlo, and we definitely have a lot to look forward to this season.

I think we will continue to get stronger and come home with some good finishes this season. Our ability to make a run for the championship is strong and I think we can build on the past years experience and be a very strong contender.

Honestly, I’m very excited about this season! We definitely are going to have some good results. I would like to thank the Sparkies for their continued support and I would like to thank Waste Management Recycle America, and Whelen for their efforts this season as well. We will go get’em at Phoenix this weekend”, stated Park.


Next event: Jimmie Johnson Foundation 150 at Phoenix International Raceway on April 16th.


April 9, 2009

Mooresville, NC

Pre-race Comments Greenville-Pickens

Park & NDS Motorsports look forward to kicking off new season with a bang!

“I’m excited about the 2009 season! We kick it off this weekend at Greenville-Pickens Speedway and I could not be more thrilled! We have the same crew as last year and they have been busting their tails all off-season. The equipment is good, the team has a year behind them and everything looks good for the #35 Waste Management Recycle America Monte Carlo. I’m ready to get going. I think this will be a great year for NDS Motorsports. Look for us to run up front a lot this year”, stated Park.


This weekend’s race is at Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Greenville, South Carolina


February 20, 2009
Park and NDS to race Phoenix in April.. more info to come.

February 16, 2009
Steve Park to make appearance at Speedway Expo February 27th & 28th.. for further information..click here

January 29 , 2009
Mooresville, NC

Post-Race Comments Irwindale

Wet, Wild, and Bizarre weekend of festivities at Irwindale Speedway. Park and NDS Motorsports started 25th and finished 23rd.

"What a wet and unique weekend! We rolled into Irwindale Thursday and really did not see much track time until the race began late Saturday. The weather really pushed the NDS Motorsports crew and myself to stay focused. When all you want to do is race and you just have to keep waiting, gets to be a bit frustrating. Once we finally got the race started, we had a lot of ground to make up with a 25th place starting position. We got into a mess early, but we were really coming on strong. The Waste Management Recycle America Monte Carlo felt good and we were picking up positions.

We came in for some adjustments at the 100 lap mandatory caution and the car would not fire. We had a problem with the ignition, which put us back about 40 laps. We finally got the car fired up and we were able to use the rest of the night as a test session for the upcoming season. I learned a lot about the car, we were able to run with the 8th place car the remainder of the night. We definitely could have brought home a top-ten with how the car was running. It's unfortunate to have such a small problem ruin your evening, but I think we were able to utilize the remainder of the race.

I cannot say enough about the NDS Motorsports crew for staying focused and really putting their heart into this team. I would like to thank everyone at Waste Management Recycle America for their support. I would also like to wish Scott Steckley and his team the very best for their upcoming season. It was a pleasure working with him and his team, what a great group of guys", stated Park.


Weather Conditions at Irwindale click here to view video

January 23 , 2009

Mooresville, NC

Steve Park and NDS Motorsports are looking for good times at Irwindale this weekend.

"A ton of cars are entered for this All Star Race. This just shows how popular this event is. I think we have not only a good shot of sitting up close on the grid, but possibly bringing home a victory. Everyone at NDS Motorsports has really been working hard to get this Waste Management Recycle America Monte Carlo off to a good start on '09. I think we can get things going starting this weekend", stated Park.

The Toyota All Star race is this Saturday at Irwindale Speedway in Southern California. Note: race to be televised on Speed Channel.


January 7 , 2009
Mooresville, NC

Park and NDS Motorsports battle for NASCAR East Series championship once again in '09.

Steve Park and NDS Motorsports finished out the 2008 racing season 9th in points, with 3 top-five finishes and 8 top-tens.

"I'm really excited about the 2009 season. We had some really good results in 2008 and the team just kept getting stronger and stronger throughout the year. I am thrilled to be back with NDS Motorsports and everyone at Waste Management Recycle America. I think we will definitely be a contender for the championship this year and I'm really excited to get things started," stated Park.

Park and NDS Motorsports will get things started early this year with an All Star event at Irwindale Speedway on January 24th.


December 24, 2008
Park to race event at Irwindale Speedway in January..more to come.

December 24, 2008

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Please be safe this holiday season. We look forward to seeing you in 2009.

December 8, 2008
Steve & Jessica Celebrate Their Wedding!

Steve and Jessica were happily married on Saturday the 6th at a beautiful ceremony in front of family and friends.

The new couple would like to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and gifts.

Steve and Jessica would like to send a special thanks to the "SPARKIES" for their charitable gift to the Victory Junction Gang Camp in celebration of their wedding. The Victory Junction Gang Camp is a special place that the Park's hold dear to their hearts, and they would like to say a very special "THANK YOU".

The happy couple is currently off celebrating their honeymoon on a remote island.

To the left are a few pictures from the wedding.

 

Sprint

Q & A Feedback - November 4, 2008
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question: Are you still actively seeking a ride in any of the top three NASCAR divisions?

name: Debbie Tepper

answer: Yes! always looking for the next opportunity. I think everyone is feeling the economy right know including the sponsors!
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question: Are you back in the #35 for the 2009 season? Was GREAT seeing you at the Glen. Thanks for the pics!

name: Katie-ba

answer: We are going to make an anoucement on the 09 plans soon! Stay tuned!!!!!!
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question: how long you been racing for nascar

name: tim

answer: Tim i have been racing with NASCAR for 25 years!
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question: Hi Steve! Great job in the East Division! Good to see you back on top again. How would you feel about taking a 4 night cruise with your fans? May 14th 2009? We would love to see you and hang out! I dont see your 2009 schedule out yet, something to think about! I would love to put this together and so would your fans! always a modified fan, Riverside Park RIP:)

name: Ross

answer: Cruise???? Something to think about? Got alot of good feedback on the Richard Petty Driving Experience we did. Might like to do that again!


Mooresville, NC (October 31, 2008)

Post race comments Stafford & end-of 2008 Racing Season

Steve Park and NDS Motorsports finished the 2008 racing season in 9th place.

"Stafford was rough on us. We had a brake problem throughout the race, which caused us to come in and really fall back. We ended the day with a bad finish, it's just unfortunate for everyone on the NDS Motorsports Crew, whom has shown throughout the season how well they adapt to diversity and come out stronger the next week. We ended up dropping several positions in the final points run, but I think overall we showed a strong effort on how competitive we can be. A top ten final finish is something to definitely be proud of. I think with a bit more luck we could have been strongly up in the top-five or so.

I'm proud of everyone on the NDS Motorsports Crew, what a fantastic group of people and a wonderful organization to be a part of. I would like to thank everyone at NDS Motorsports and Waste Management Recycle America…what a fun race season. I would also like to thank all of the fans I saw throughout the 2008 race season. Thank you for your continued support and thank you for your generosity. I look forward to seeing you all very soon," stated Park.

 
IMPORTANT - race scheduled for this weekend in Stafford has been postponed due to expected bad weather to the 10th, 11th & 12th of October...check easteries.com for further details.
 
Mooresville, NC (September 26, 2008)

Pre-race comments Stafford

Steve Park and NDS Motorsports currently sit 6th in the point standings, after a strong finish at Dover.

"Stafford has always been a great place for me. It's one of those tracks I call home. I've been here so much, it seems like a vacation when I return here..a lot of old friends and familiar faces. I've always enjoyed running at Stafford. I think the Waste Management Recycle America Monte Carlo has a really good shot at this one. We keep getting stronger and stronger week in and week out. It's unfortunate that the season is coming to a close. With the way this team has been running, I think we could have made a run for it with the way we've been finishing. We're going to come out swinging for this one. I think we can get a win at Stafford," stated Park.

Post-race comments Dover
"We had a nice run at Dover, finishing 4th. Great car, the NDS Motorsports Crew had their hands full trying to keep the Waste Management Recycle America Monte Carlo from bottoming out on the high banks. Few issues during the race; we lost power steering on lap 20, we had to make some extra pit stops to try and fix that issue, and we had a few issues with being tight towards the end of the race. Overall, pretty good race. I would like to thank AR Integrated Technologies for coming on board as a Sponsor for the Dover race, what a great group of folks. Thank you for your support...Congrats to Matt Kobyluck on the championship," stated Park.


Mooresville, NC (September 18, 2008)

Pre-race comments Dover

Steve Park and NDS Motorsports currently sit 6th in the point standings, after a great outing at Loudon.

"What can I say, I love Dover! I've always enjoyed Dover and I'm extremely excited about the race. We had a strong finish at Loudon, and I think we can keep that momentum going. It's always nice to come off a strong finish and be at a track like Dover. I think the NDS Motorsports Waste Management Recycle America Monte Carlo will do well. Everyone on the crew has worked extremely hard for this weekend. I'm excited," stated Park.


Post-race comments New Hampshire (Loudon)
"We ran really well and I thought we had the win. With a little more petro, I think we would've had the win. It's tough to take the white flag leading the race and not be able to get the win because of low fuel. However, second is better than a lot of other positions, so I'm glad the NDS Motorsports Waste Management Recycle America Team was able to bring home a second place finish. It really helped us in the points as well.," stated Park.

September 11, 2008 - Quick Note-Park starting 2nd at Loudon

Mooresville, NC (September 10, 2008)

Pre-race comments New Hampshire (Loudon)

Steve Park and NDS Motorsports currently sit 9th in the point standings, after a rough outing at Mansfield.

"Very excited about being back at Loudon. We had some bad luck here earlier in the year, so let's hope that's behind us. We tested the Waste Management Recycle America Machine a few weeks back, and I think we are going to come out pretty strong. Everyone on the NDS Motorsports Crew has been busting their tail to finish the remainder of the season strong. I'm really excited about Loudon! It's good to be back in the North East and I think we have a good shot at the win. I can't thank everyone at NDS Motorsports enough, what a quality team. These guys don't quit, and I think this will show this weekend," stated Park.


Post-race comments Mansfield
"We were strong the entire race. Unfortunately, the tires locked up and spun as I was leading the race. It's more than frustrating to say the least. We brought the Waste Management Recycle America Monte Carlo home in 18th place, which doesn't represent at all how well we ran. I hate to leave a track like Mansfield knowing we had a shot. We will regroup and head to Loudon looking for the win," stated Park.


Mooresville, NC (August 22, 2008)

Pre-race comments Mansfield

Steve Park and NDS Motorsports currently sit 7th in the point standings, after a strong top-ten finish at Lime Rock.

"I love Mansfield! I've been here with the Craftsman Truck Series for the past several years, and I absolutely love this track. I think we have a good shot at bringing home a victory. The NDS Motorsports Crew has done a wonderful job preparing the Waste Management Recycle America Monte Carlo. I think we've got a shot," stated Park.

Post-race comments Lime Rock Park
"Nice to bring home another top-ten result….We ended up 7th, which is a good start to climb our way back up the points. Overall, it was a pretty good race. Wish we would have brought home a win for the Waste Management Recycle America machine, but a top-ten will do," stated Park.


Mooresville, NC (July 25, 2008)

Pre-race comments Adirondack

"This is one unique track! I've been here before testing, and I can honestly say there are not too many tracks like it. This will be an interesting race. I'm looking forward to getting out there and bringing home a strong finish. Nashville showed that we could adjust to adversity and bring home a top-ten finish. Looking to be a bit stronger here at Adirondack, and hopefully get to victory lane. The Waste Management Recycle America Monte Carlo has been running well, so I'm excited," Stated Park.

Post-race comments Nashville

Steve Park and NDS Motorsports currently sit 8th in the point standings, after a strong outing at Nashville.
"We were a little loose at the beginning of the race. Came in and made some adjustments that helped the car handle a little better. We finished the night with a sixth place finish, which we are proud of. We ran up front a few laps; so getting a top-ten out of the evening was something to be proud of. The whole NDS Motorsports Crew did a great job in getting the Waste Management Recycle America Monte Carlo to handle better. Glad we brought the car home in one piece," stated Park.

The Camping World East Series resumes racing this weekend, the 26th, at Adirondack International Speedway in Beaver Falls, N.Y


Mooresville, NC (July 17, 2008)

Pre-race comments Nashville

Steve Park and NDS Motorsports currently sit 10th in the point standings, after another rough outing.

"Extremely looking forward to the race this weekend at Nashville. I've had success at the track in the past, and I think we've got a really good shot. We're coming off of some rough finishes the past two races, so I think luck is going to turn in our favor. We've got a lot of fans in the Nashville area, which is always fun. I'm ready to take the Waste Management Recycle America Monte Carlo to victory lane at Nashville," stated Park.

The Camping World East Series resumes racing this weekend, the 19th, at the historic Music City Motorplex in Nashville, TN.

Post-race comments Thompson

Steve Park and NDS Motorsports started the Pepsi Full Fender Frenzy 100 at Thompson Speedway in 6th place, and finished the evening in 22nd.

"Wow what a race! We ran really well throughout the entire event. We just had some bad luck that kept us from a strong finish. I hate it for all the guys on the NDS Motorsports Crew, they worked so hard. I guess you would say it was one of those racing deals. I'm looking forward to Nashville, maybe we can get some good luck in our direction," stated Park.

 

Mooresville, NC (July 7, 2008)

Pre-race comments Thompson

Steve Park and NDS Motorsports currently sit 8th in the point standings, after a rough weekend at Loudon.

"We are looking to get back on top of things at Thompson. I've turned a lot of laps there, and spent a great part of my early career at Thompson. I love it! I'm excited to be back at Thompson, and I'm ready to get back in the Waste Management Recycle America Monte Carlo and bring home a strong finish. After the part mishap at Loudon, you've got to let things like that be in the past and make sure you are ready to compete the next race. We've had some really strong finishes, and we are looking to keep that trend moving forward," stated Park.

The Camping World East Series resumes racing this weekend, the 12th, at Thompson International Speedway, in Thompson, Connecticut.

Post-race comments Loudon

Steve Park and NDS Motorsports started the Heluva Good! Summer 125 at Loudon in 3rd place, and finished the evening in 28th.

"We were running well throughout the race until we had a part go bad on us. It's a shame; the Waste Management Recycle America Monte Carlo was really running well. We had a part go bad, which forced us to pit, and put us several laps back. We never were able to get back from the bad luck. It's a racing deal, parts break and you have to rebound, which is what we are looking to do at Thompson," stated Park.

The Camping World East Series resumes racing this weekend, the 12th, at Thompson International Speedway, in Thompson, Connecticut.


Mooresville, NC (June 26, 2008) – Pre-race comments Loudon

Steve Park and NDS Motorsports currently sit 3rd in the point standings heading in to this weekend's race at Loudon.

"Car looked good in the test session. I think we definitely have a shot at this one. It feels good to be back at Loudon. I'm very familiar with the track and feel good about this weekend's race. We've got a lot of Sparkies here, so I'm excited to get out there and have some fun, and hopefully bring the Waste Management Recycle America Monte Carlo to victory lane," stated Park.

The Camping World East Series resumes racing this weekend, the 27th, at Loudon, New Hampshire.


Mooresville, NC (June 13, 2008) – Post-race comments Watkins Glen

Steve Park and NDS Motorsports qualified the #35 Waste Management Recycle America Monte Carlo in 4th position and ended the evening with a top-five finish in 5th place.

"We definitely had a car to win that one! We had a tire go down after the rain delay so we had to come in for a stop. Luckily, we were able to stay on the lead lap and fight our way to a top-five finish. The NDS Crew did a wonderful job in the face of adversity. The points are tightening up, so I'm looking forward to Loudon", stated Park.

The Camping World East Series heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway on the 27th of June. Steve Park and NDS Motorsports are currently 3rd in the point standings.


 
Mooresville, NC (June 6, 2008) – Pre-race comments Watkins Glen

Steve Park and NDS Motorsports gear up for this weekend's race at Watkins Glens, coming off three top-ten finishes and sitting 3rd in the point standings after three races.

"Watkins Glen, what can I say; I love this place! I'm thrilled to be back at Watkins. I got my first cup victory here and I absolutely love the racing. It's in my home state, which means I get to see familiar faces and feel like I'm at home. The guys have done an excellent job preparing the Waste Management Recycle America Monte Carlo for the event. I think we will really have a shot at bringing home a win. Last week at South Boston we brought home an eighth place finish after a tough night of short track racing, so I think a turn on a road course will be fun. I'm really excited about Watkins, I've been looking forward to this one for a while." stated Park.

The Camping World East Series resumes racing this weekend, June 8th at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, N.Y.


Mooresville, NC (June 2, 2008) – Post-race comments South Boston

Steve Park and NDS Motorsports qualified the #35 Waste Management Recycle America Monte Carlo in 17th position and ended the evening with another top-ten finish in 8th place.

"What a night and what a track! We struggled with our qualifying effort, starting 17th, which means you are going to get into some traffic and have to battle your way to the front, which we did plenty of both. Anytime you are able to put the car back on the hauler in one piece means you had a fairly good evening, and that's saying a lot for a track like South Boston. We had a strong Waste Management Recycle America Monte Carlo; the guys once again did a phenomenal job. We got into some trouble during the race and we were able to bring the car home in 8th place…so overall I'm pleased with our performance. I say it every week, but we keep getting stronger and I can't tell you how excited I am about heading to The Glen next weekend. Anytime you can leave South Boston with a top-ten, that's a good thing", stated Park.

The Camping World East Series heads to Watkins Glen, N.Y next week, the site of Steve's first Sprint Cup Series Win. Steve Park and NDS Motorsports are currently 3rd in the point standings.

June 2, 2008
South Boston Race Results - Finish 8th - Current Point Standings 3rd

Mooresville, NC (May 30, 2008) – Pre-race comments South Boston

"Each week we keep getting stronger. We've had some good test sessions for South Boston, which I think will definitely pay off. Last race at Iowa we got beat on fuel mileage strategy, which is a tough way to lose positions, but I'm hoping we get some good luck in our favor this weekend. The NDS Motorsports Crew keeps putting a quality Waste Management Recycle America Monte Carlo on the track, and I hope to steer it to victory lane this weekend. We've had two top-ten finishes in the first two races, and I'm looking forward to improving that trend" stated Park.

Steve Park and NDS Motorsports is currently 4th in the Camping World East Series points standings heading into South Boston this weekend.

Mooresville, NC (May 21, 2008) – Post-race comments Iowa

Steve Park and NDS Motorsports bring the Waste Managements Recycle America Monte Carlo in 7th place at Iowa, currently 4th in points.

"The Waste Management Recycle America Monte Carlo was strong; we just got beat by fuel mileage strategy. I was extremely proud of the team; we really had a great car. Just a shame we didn't get a victory…however, I'm pleased that we were able to bring home a top-ten finish. We are getting stronger each race, so I'm ready to get to South Boston", stated Park.

Mooresville, NC (May 16, 2008) - Pre-Race Comments Iowa - "This will be the first time I've ever turned a lap at Iowa. I'm very excited about this weekend's race, where the East meets the West. Iowa is a track very similar to Richmond, and I had some great results at Richmond. So hopefully we can pull out a decent finish and possibly a win for the Waste Management Recycle America Monte Carlo. We tested earlier in the week at New Hampshire and had some positive results, so I'm excited about the upcoming schedule", stated Park.

May 9, 2008
Park & NDS Motorsports scheduled to test at New Hampshire next week.

April 23, 2008

Correction in Greenville-Pickens results: 8th Place Finish - Correction in overall current point standings - 8th.

Correction due to participant losing finishing spot.


Mooresville, NC (April 22, 2008) – Post-race comments Greenville-Pickens Speedway - Greenville, S.C.

Steve Park and NDS Motorsports started the Waste Management Monte Carlo in 20th, and finished the evening in 9th. "We didn't get a lot of time in practice, our South Boston test was rained out, and we simply didn't have a lot of on track time to dial the car in. Our qualifying effort wasn't stellar, which meant we had to make some early pit stops to get the car dialed in for the long haul. The guys never gave up. We made some early adjustments and were able to fight our way back up towards the front. To be absolutely honest with you, getting a top ten finish was really something to be proud of. It shows that we have some really good equipment, a crew that is relentless and with the right amount of practice we will definitely be a top five car battling for the win," stated Park.

"We've got some really good tracks coming up that I love to race at. We've got Watkins Glen, Thompson, Loudon, Dover, and so much more. We've also got Nashville coming up, where I got my first Busch Series win with D.E.I. I'm really excited to get the Waste Management Recycle America Monte Carlo back in action. I had a lot of fun Saturday night and was especially happy to see the Sparkie turnout. I can't say enough about the fan support. The Sparkies continue to amaze me!"

Steve Park and NDS Motorsports will field the Waste Management Recycle America Monte Carlo in the next Camping World Series event scheduled for May 18th, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Steve Park currently is 9th in points.


April 20, 2008
Greenville-Pickens Speedway Results - 9th Place Finish

Mooresville, NC (April 16, 2008) – Pre-race comments Greenville-Pickens Speedway - Greenville, S.C.

Steve Park and NDS Motorsports gear up for