Chris Madden Joins Scott Bloomquist Racing

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Chris Madden will join Scott Bloomquist Racing to compete in select events this year. (Adam Fenwick Photo)
Chris Madden will join Scott Bloomquist Racing to compete in select events this year. (Adam Fenwick Photo)

MOORESBURG, Tenn. — Veteran dirt late model driver Chris Madden has joined Scott Bloomquist Racing.

Madden, who previously drove Bloomquist chassis race cars, will join Scott Bloomquist and the team July 11 at Tri-City Speedway and July 12 at Lucas Oil Speedway as a mechanic.

The South Carolina native will also drive a second Scott Bloomquist Racing entry in select events beginning with the Silver Dollar Nationals at Nebraska’s I-80 Speedway on July 18-20.

Madden has also added new Bloomquist cars to his own fleet of dirt late models, with plans to restart his own race team through an alliance with Team Zero.

“I had many years of success with these cars and those were some of the best and most successful years I’ve had in my career,” said Madden, who recently parted ways with Skyline Motorsports and was replaced by Shane Clanton. “It is almost like returning home and I’m excited at the opportunity to drive for SBR and get back in these cars with my own operation soon.”

Madden is leaping into the operation in just more than a week and will support Bloomquist and the No. 0 team as the Hall of Fame driver, who recently returned to racing after being injured in a motorcycle accident in Florida earlier this year.

“As odd as it may sound we are still a new organization, we have some new crew members and some new ways of doing things,” said Cody Sommer, president of Scott Bloomquist Racing. “Having Chris (Madden) along for the ride for awhile is going to be great for all of those people but it is also going to be great for Scott to return while having that type of veteran driver support.”