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NASCAR Driver Bayley Currey along with his sponsors boost purses on July 27 at Cotton Bowl Speedway

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NASCAR Driver Bayley Currey along with his sponsors boost purses on July 27 at Cotton Bowl Speedway
- Texas native giving back to his short track roots

PAIGE, Texas (July 17, 2019) — For NASCAR driver and Texas native Bayley Currey, short track racing is the lifeblood of all racing. It’s where all of today’s professional drivers got their start. This summer, Currey is recognizing those roots in a big way.

On Saturday, July 27, Cotton Bowl Speedway is proud to host a special ‘Bayley Currey Night,’ highlighted by $1,000-to-win features for the MAGNUM IMCA Modified and IMCA Sport Mod classes. Currey and his sponsors chose to put up these funds as a way to give back to his short track racing roots.

“Bayley is very special to me; I have watched him grow up racing. From our days at Thunderhill Raceway in Kyle, Texas, to watching him race at tracks around the country,” Cotton Bowl Speedway Track Operations/Race Promoter Mary Ann Naumann said. “It’s such a treat to see him on television doing a fine job wheeling with the big names. For him and his sponsors to step up and offer to show the love to short track racing where his roots started is awesome.”

Spectator gates open at 5 p.m., with racing getting under way at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, military and seniors with ID is $13, with children 12 and under admitted free with a paying adult. Along with the MAGNUM IMCA Modified and IMCA Sport Mod classes, the evening’s card will also include the IMCA Stock Cars, Street Stocks and BROWNING Factory Stocks.

Currey, 22, of Driftwood, competes part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 17 Chevrolet Camaro and No. 52 Ford Mustang for Rick Ware Racing, respectively.

Like so many of his rivals, Currey got his start in go-carts back in 2003. His next move was into Bandalero cars, and he eventually progressed to Pro Late Models at Thunderhill Raceway. In 2018, Currey transferred from Texas State University to UNCC in North Carolina.

             To learn more about Bayley Currey, go to www.bayleycurrey.com.

             Cotton Bowl Speedway, an IMCA sanctioned facility, managed by MAN Racing Promotions, hosts five classes as well as special events. It is regarded by many as one of the best dirt track facilities in Texas.

            For more information and racing schedule, please go to www.cottonbowlspeedway.com.

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