MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Austin Theriault was thrilled just to have qualified for the race a year ago, but this weekend the Brad Keselowski Racing development driver has much higher expectations for the running of the 46th annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla., on Sunday, December 8.
Theriault believes that the BKR No. 29 Checkered Flag Foundation Ford Fusion team has a much better plan in place than it did a year ago. Qualifying begins at 5:15 p.m. local time on Friday night, with the Snowball Derby going green at 2 p.m. Sunday.
“This is the biggest short track race that everybody comes to,” said Theriault, who finished 20th in last year’s Snowball Derby – his first appearance in the annual 300-lap Super Late Model race featuring NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers, touring series champions and some of the best short track racers in the United States. “It’s one of the marks on the calendar that you keep in the back of your mind 365 days of the year. Last year, we left here disappointed, but that night we had already refocused on coming back this year.
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