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The No. 16 NAPA Toyota team travels to Columbus Motor Speedway

Roseville, Calif. – Three-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion Eric Holmes and the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota team are heading to Ohio to race at Columbus Motor Speedway for the first time. This will be only the third visit for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East to the 1/3-mile paved oval track just south of Columbus. The NAPA AUTO PARTS “150” will take place on Saturday July 13th. Holmes’ trip to Columbus with the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry and Bill McAnally Racing is a result of the NAPA sponsorship shared by the team and the event.

“We’re looking forward to racing at Columbus,” said Holmes. “Racing in the Mid-West where there are so many race fans is going to be a great experience. Having our race partner NAPA AUTO PARTS as the sponsor of the event will make it all the sweeter to win there.”
The NAPA AUTO PARTS “150” from Columbus Motor Speedway will be televised on Thursday July 25 at noon pt. For ticket information for the evening’s races, please visit the Columbus Motor Speedway website at www.columbusspeedway.com. Also on the schedule are the Late Models, Columbus Modifieds and Crazy Compacts.

About Columbus Motor Speedway

Columbus Motor Speedway (CMS) is a 1/3-mile asphalt oval and figure 8 racing track located south of Columbus, Ohio within the town limits of Obetz.

In 1945, John Nuckles and Robert Roseberry purchased 50 acres of land for site of the future race track. The track opened in 1946 as a dirt track for motorcycles. In 1950 the track was given lighting, and in 1957, the track was paved for the first time as car racing, specifically stock car racing became more popular. Robert Roseberry sold his portion to John Nuckles after the paving was complete. The track was run by the late Nuckles for many years, and is still owned and operated by the Nuckles family today. Among the drivers to make their names at CMS are Neal Sceva, Dick Freeman, Benny Parsons and Ralph O’Day.

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