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“Driver X” Erik Darnell added to the July 18th Slinger Nationals
Matt Kenseth tops list of Returning Champions

By Todd Thelen

(Slinger, WI) July 6, 2006 - Erik Darnell, Driver of the Roush Racing #99 Truck has recently committed to racing in the 27th Annual Miller Lite Slinger Nationals. Erik was named the 2005 Roush Racing Driver X, and winner of a full-time ride in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Erik has many victories racing short tracks around the Country and the Slinger Nationals is one he would like to add to his list. Erik stated, “We are coming to Slinger to Win, I don't want to just show up and race!”

Erik will have stiff competition with former Nationals Winner Matt Kenseth topping that list. Matt will drive a car prepared by Pathfinder Chassis owners Jason Schuler and Joe Wood.

Along with Matt and Erik, Roush Racing Teammate Todd Kluever will join Morgan-McClure Nextel Cup Driver Scott Wimmer challenging former Nationals Champions Dick Trickle, Richie Bickle Jr., Lowell Bennett, Tony Strupp, David Prunty, Conrad Morgan, and defending Nationals Champion Nathan Haseleu.

Advance tickets for the July 18th Miller Lite Nationals are now on sale at the Slinger Speedway track office or at Pioneer Plaza, located at Highways 41& 145 in Richfield. Fans can save $3.00 when they purchase tickets in advance before Sunday, July 16th. There is a limited supply of autograph session tickets on sale at the track office for $50.

Spectator gates open at 3 p.m. with qualifying beginning at 4:00 p.m. and events to follow. The 250 lap Late Model feature will follow the preliminary events, which includes a 40 Lap Midwest Sportsman Feature Race. The rain date is Wednesday, July 19, 2006.

Slinger Speedway is located just off Hwy 41 and Highway 144 at 280 Cedar Creek Road in Slinger, WI. For more information on upcoming events call the track office at 262-644-5921 or visit our web site at