Sunday, January 31, 2010

Marc Davis Motorsports Makes World Motorsports History with 2 Top 7 Finishes in Historic South African “Freestate 500” Stock Car Race

Marc Davis, #96 WHUR Howard University Radio/The Word Network Chevy Leads 24 Laps & Races to 3rd Place Finish; Teammate Tiff Daniels, #19 Toyota Places Personal Best 7th Finish

Mooresville, NC (January 31, 2010) – Marc Davis Motorsports makes world motorsports history with both drivers, one African American and one female, placing top 7 finishes in the historic inaugural Freestate 500 at Phakisa Freeway in Welkom, South Africa.
Marc Davis dominated from the race beginning, leading the stock car pack from the second lap. Overall, Davis led 24 laps & ran in the top 4 for 185 laps, top 2 for 150 laps. His best time was 36.501 in the #96 WHUR Howard University Radio/The Word Network Chevy, finishing in 3rd place overall and taking a visit to the winner’s podium.

Daniels ran in the top 13 for most of the race, with 75 laps in the top 10 or better in the #19 Toyota. At the halfway mark of the race, Davis led the field and Daniels was right behind him in 3rd. Daniels’ best time was 37.384 and finished as a personal best in 7th place.

“It was a great day overall for Marc Davis Motorsports cars – a solid top 7 finish for both of us. We came up short at the end of the day, but we put on a great show and I had a blast here in South Africa,” said Davis, 19. “I definitely want to come back and win in the NEXT South African race. When they announce the next race, I’ll be the first in line to sign up!”
Daniels echoed the sentiments, saying, “What an amazing 207 laps – it took everything I had to give in the South African heat, and I did it. What a fantastic country and a historic race, and such a great tribute to Marc’s dad Harry Davis, patriarch of Marc Davis Motorsports – who passed away last week. He would be so proud of both of us. “

“I’m so proud to be able to represent the United States, women, the next generation and the kids of the world in showing that you CAN achieve your dreams. It’s great to not only have a diverse team with different faces, but also to be able to back that up on the track – what racing is all about,” Daniels continued.

For more information about the historic race and other finishes, visit

Marc Davis is the youngest team owner & driver in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. For more information, please visit The Freestate 500 was driven in tribute to Marc’s legendary father, Harry Davis, who arranged the race – who passed away in January 2010.

Tiff Daniels has been driving racecars for almost 10 years, and is progressing quickly through the stock car ranks. She has won races and awards for her on-track abilities, while also graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering with a Concentration in Motorsports and a minor in PR. Tiff strives to be successful on the racetrack and to inspire fans of all ages to follow their dreams. For additional information, visit

Demi Knight Clark, Girl Friday PR & Marketing

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