Go FAS Racing announced on Wednesday that 51-year old Boris Said, currently a full-time racer in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s Prototype class for Marsh Racing, will drive the team’s No. 32 Ford in this weekend’s Toyota/Save Mart 350k. Sponsorship will be provided by a combination of 7-Eleven and AmeriGas.
For Said, he’s happy to be back in a Sprint Cup car and back with 7-Eleven.
“I’m thrilled to be back in a car sponsored by 7-Eleven,” Said proclaimed in a press release. “We were partners at the 2008 Sonoma race with 7-Eleven and Slurpee on the car and I am pleased to be able to continue that partnership again this year with 7-Eleven and AmeriGas. I’m looking forward to having a great weekend back on the track. I’ve always enjoyed Sonoma and have had some solid top-10 finishes there. I’m looking forward to adding to that number on Sunday.”
When combined with former versions of what is now Go FAS Racing, Said has driven for the team at Sonoma on three separate occasions. Said finished eighth for the operation when it was Latitude 43 Motorsports in 2010. The last two years, the team has run sponsorship fromHendrickCars.com and earned finishes of 29th and 18th. The HendrickCars.com sponsorship was mainly due to Said’s ownership of BMW of Murrieta, a Hendrick Automotive Group-affiliated car dealership.
It will be at least the fourth time that Said has attempted a Cup race in 7-Eleven’s white, orange and green colors. The only previous start in those colors was at Sonoma back in 2008 when Said started 14th and failed to finish due to shock failure. Said also attempted the Daytona 500 and Watkins Glen in those colors, but failed to qualify for them (Watkins Glen was due to qualifying being rained out). Said also ran the colors in the Zippo 200 Nationwide Series race at Watkins Glen in 2008.
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