SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Biagi-DenBeste Racing will field the No. 98 Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Charlotte Motor Speedway this Saturday.
After a brief hiatus away from racing, the Biagi-DenBeste team, owned by Fred Biagi and Bill DenBeste, is excited to be back racing.
“Racing is a passion for us,” said team owner Bill DenBeste. “We stepped away for a few years to focus on other business ventures, but we could not be more excited to be back chasing the checkered flag.”
The Biagi-Denbeste team last raced in 2006 in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, fielding cars for Auggie Vidovich, Mark Green, Paul Tracy, Boris Said and Kevin Hamlin that season.
The team also has one NASCAR Nationwide Series victory, which came in 2004 at Daytona Int’l Speedway with Mike Wallace behind the wheel.
The No. 98 Ford will be driven by Reed Sorenson and sport black and gold paint scheme. The car is designed to mirror the new Super Snake from Shelby American in celebration of their 50th Anniversary.
The 50th Anniversary Shelby logo will adorn the hood, along with the Super Snake racing stripes. The Carroll Shelby Engine Company is the primary sponsor for the No. 98 Ford and will be featured on the quarter panels.
“Carroll Shelby Licensing is proud to work with Biagi-DenBeste Racing on the No. 98 Nationwide car,” said Tracey Smith, president of Carroll Shelby Licensing. “Carroll had a distinct passion for racing, and it is great to see that live on with the 98 car.”