Race Notes: - Daniel Dye will step foot in Montana for the very first time this week, to compete in the prestigious Montana 200 at Mission Valley Super Oval. - NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Mark Martin will serve as crew chief for Dye and the No. 43 Racing Dynamiks team. Racing Dynamiks Driver Development is owned and operated by Travis Sharpe. - Dye will drive a special livery throwback to Mark Martin's late model schemes from the 1980s. The red and white car will carry primary sponsorship from The UBU Project, Race to Stop Suicide, Heise LED, Jeep Beach, and Solar-Fit. - Mission Valley Super Oval is 0.375-mile in length and located in Polson, Montana. The track went from a 1/4 to 3/8 mile in 1996, and was resurfaced and made into a 14-degree high-banked, tri oval asphalt track. - The 31st annual event will be broadcast live for subscribers of Racing America. Practice will occur Thursday, qualifying and qualifying heats Friday, and the Montana 200 on Saturday night. - Daniel competes full-time in the ARCA Menards Series for GMS Racing, and is currently 8-points out of the championship lead. Dye also drives the No. 43 super late model part-time for Ben Kennedy Racing. - Behind-the-scenes updates and content will be posted to Daniel's Twitter account, @danieldye43.
DD Quote: "I'm really looking forward to getting up to Montana for the race this weekend at a place I've never been. The Racing Dynamiks guys with Travis Sharpe leading the team is always fast at Mission Valley. And to be able to race a Mark Martin throwback, with Mark as our crew chief is such an honor."
The UBU Project Partners with Dye for Montana 200
The UBU Project is an arts education outreach organization specializing in social-emotional (SEL) arts integration residencies in the schools. According to UBU Project founder and executive director (and suicide attempt survivor) David Simmons, "While our mission is: the prevention of youth suicide, addiction and bullying through SEL-Arts Residencies, our interactive SEL curriculum remains focused on empowering students through "The UBU Treasure Chest" of hope, resilience, self-compassion, and empathy as taught through music & songwriting, movement, and theatre. Research over a cross section of over 1000 students show a 31.17% increase in student compression and application of these UBU Treasure Chest Words" For more information, to donate or to bring UBU into your schools, please visit them online at www.ubuproject.org.