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Sinica Motorsports Entering Cup Series in 2012

CONCORD, N.C. – The NASCAR Sprint Cup garage is going to have a new team present in 2012 for at least part of the schedule as Sinica Motorsports is going to attempt to make a foray into the top level of stock car racing. George Sinica and Jason Miles are co-owners of the venture that is going to offer Grant Enfinger his first opportunity to compete in the Cup Series. Sinica will be the first Latin-American car owner in Sprint Cup.

The team will field Chevrolets, some garnered from Richard Childress Racing with engines from ECR and Pro Motors. They plan to run 10-15 races at this point but will do more if sponsorship can be secured. Sinica plans to run full races, it is not going to be a start-and-park operation.

Allen Wellman will be the crew chief for the team. He owns B.W. Race Cars in Fallston, N.C. They currently have six full-time employees but are looking for fill more positions quickly. The organization is going to attempt to run 1-3 races before the end of the 2011 season to allow Enfinger to get some seat time in a Cup car before Daytona in February.

The team has a relationship with a past Cup Series champion that will be utilized if the team needs to ensure they will make races via the past champion’s provisional.

About the author

What is it that Mike Neff doesn’t do? The writer, radio contributor and racetrack announcer coordinates the site’s local short track coverage, hitting up Saturday Night Specials across the country while tracking the sport’s future racing stars. The writer for our signature Cup post-race column, Thinkin’ Out Loud (Mondays) also sits down with Cup crew chiefs to talk shop every Friday with Tech Talk. Mike announces several shows each year for the Good Guys Rod and Custom Association. He also pops up everywhere from PRN Pit Reporters and the Press Box with Alan Smothers to SIRIUS XM Radio. He has announced at tracks all over the Southeast, starting at Millbridge Speedway. He's also announced at East Lincoln Speedway, Concord Speedway, Tri-County Speedway, Caraway Speedway, and Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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