ROSSBURG, Ohio – Bill Rose is full of announcements lately.
On the public address system Friday at Eldora Speedway, Rose declared that David Gravel would be in a second car for Bill Rose Racing for the rest of the season with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.
On Monday, Rose said he will return to the seat a week earlier than anticipated. After being sidelined from a broken arm sustained in the season-opening weekend and a short return last month, Rose said physical therapy has done wonders with his left arm and he will return this weekend when the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series competes at Elko Speedway in Elko, Minn., on Friday for the FVP Outlaws at Elko.
“I was actually going to start back at Lincoln Speedway the following week, but this thing has come together pretty quick,” Rose said of his deal to keep Gravel with Bill Rose Racing.
Gravel has four top-five finishes, nine top 10s and 14 top 15s this season, including two more over the weekend at the famed Eldora Speedway. He ranks sixth in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series and has helped Bill Rose Racing to seventh in the owner points.
“We’re teaming up with his car owner that way he can run the rest of the year,” Rose said. “That way he can run for Rookie of the Year and run for points. I think it’s just going to work out really well for both of us. He’ll take care of the pressure of keeping the points up and I can just go out and race.”