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Sellers to Make NASCAR Busch Series Debut at NHIS

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 11, 2006) – Peyton Sellers’ NASCAR star continues to rise.

Two weeks after claiming his first NASCAR Grand National Division, AutoZone West Series victory in Roseburg, Ore., the reigning NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series national champion will make his NASCAR Busch Series debut at New Hampshire International Speedway, in Loudon, N.H., this weekend.

Sellers, of Danville, Va., won the Weekly Series’ national title after a stellar 2005 season at South Boston (Va.) Speedway. The 22-year-old was then signed as a development driver for Richard Childress Racing, which dispatched Sellers to the West Coast in 2006. Sellers is now competing full-time on the AutoZone West Series for Bill McAnally Racing. He’s backed up his championship resume with a solid performance in the AutoZone West Series, including the Roseburg win and four top-five finishes in his first six starts.

He’ll take the next step in his rapidly-rising career at New Hampshire, where he’ll attempt to make his first NASCAR Busch Series start, in the No. 31 Whelen Chevrolet owned by Ted Marsh. Sellers has also driven for Marsh in the NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch East Series at Greenville-Pickens Speedway in South Carolina.

“It’s going to be a new challenge,” said Sellers. “But I’m thankful to be here. We’ve had a lot of success in other things we’ve done and this is just another stepping stone to, hopefully, making it in NASCAR. Richard Childress has given me the opportunity to come up here and drive for Marsh Racing. I’m very thankful for that.”

The NASCAR Busch Series’ New England 200 is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. on Saturday and will be televised live on TNT.

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