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NASCAR Nationwide Series, this is the second level in the NASCAR racing series

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    Race car hauler catches fire at JD Motorsports on Sunday night, total loss

    GAFFNEY, S.C. (April 30, 2012) – JD Motorsports, the No. 01 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, suffered a total loss to their hauler on Sunday evening when it caught fire at their race shop.

    There were no injuries and the tractor was detached and pulled away before suffering any damages. However, their hauler loaded with equipment, some uniforms, back-up parts, engines, shocks and springs for their operation was a total loss.

    The only good part was the primary and backup No. 01 Restaurant.com Chevrolets for this weekend’s NASCAR race at Talladega Superspeedway were not on the hauler. The race shop itself didn’t suffer any damage, as well.

    “The fire department told me the fire started near the refrigerator on the hauler;” said Johnny Davis, team owner. “That’s powered by propane, like everyone else’s is on these haulers. It started around 7 p.m. and we were able to detach the tractor before anything happened to it and get that out of the way.

    “The hauler itself is a total loss; almost everything on there is burnt beyond use. Luckily, the fine folks at Robby Benton Racing (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series) stepped up and will let us use their hauler for this weekend’s race. We were also fortunate enough to have Black’s Tire helps us out to get to race this weekend, too. On behalf of everyone on my team, we’d all like to thank them for their help.

    “Our spirits are down here a little bit at JD Motorsports today, we just didn’t need something like this right now with all we’re trying to do to go racing. Our spirits might be down, but not broken – we’re going to be racing at Talladega.”

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    Restaurant.com’s affiliates to aid in helping JD Motorsports after hauler fire

    HARTVILLE, Ohio (May 1, 2012) – HalfOffDeals.com, a co-Sponsor of the JD Motorsports No. 01 Restaurant.com Chevrolet driven by Mike Wallace, NeoFill’s discount deals program, would like to help the team rebuild following the total loss of the team’s hauler in a fire on Sunday evening at their race shop.

    “Restaurant.com and HalfOffDeals.com are already partnering to provide an incredible value for consumers,” said Jim Varga, CEO and Founding Partner of NeoFill. “Now, we want to make it even better and help to take care of our JD Motorsports and NASCAR families at the same time by donating 10% of sales to the JD Motorsports team.”

    Visit http://www.HalfOffDeals.com/donate to purchase a $200 eGift Card to Restaurant.com for only $35 with 10 percent from all related sales going back to the team throughout the month of May. All in all, Restaurant.com offers diners the opportunity to choose from nearly 50,000 dining deals at more than 18,000 neighborhood restaurants nationwide.

    “We really appreciate our sponsors’ support and willingness to go above and beyond in this difficult time,” Wallace said. “I’d like to extend a huge thank you to both HalfOffDeals.com and Restaurant.com for their dedication to keeping us racing. This is when you find out who your real friends are when something like this occurs.”

    The JD Motorsports No. 01 Restaurant.com Chevrolet will compete in the following races: Talladega (Ala) Superspeedway on May 5; Darlington (SC) Raceway on May 11; Iowa Speedway on May 20; Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway on May 26.

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