One day every week, some
of the best teams from the world of motorsports come together to
compete for a chance at glory. The competition is fierce, the action
is exciting, and thereís a lot on the line.
But this isnít about the high banks of Daytona or the bullring at
This is about softball, and itís bragging rights on the line.
The Race City Resumes Totally Raciní Softball League has kicked off
their fifth season, bringing together teams from the NASCAR Winston
Cup, Busch Series and Craftsman Truck Series from the Charlotte area
for some friendly competition off the track.
Bob Hubner, owner of Race City Resumes, Inc., a job placement agency
that specializes in the auto racing industry, founded the league. He
first came up with the idea after attending one of his brother
Rickís softball games while vacationing in Florida. Every player on
the competing teams played for the company they worked for, so
Hubner thought a league made up of NASCAR teams would be a perfect
And he was right.
The league has become a big hit, no pun intended. Each year has seen
new teams join up, allowing many employees who work back at the race
shops a chance to meet each other, since most of the teams are made
up of players who donít get to go to the track every week.
This yearís roster of teams was so big the league was divided in two
divisions of nine teams each Ė Division A and Division B.
Ultra Motorsports, who field Jimmy Spencerís #7 Sirius Satellite
Radio Dodge Intrepid in the Winston Cup Series, are the defending
2002 champions. Joining them in Division A are the two-time
champions Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Intimidators, as well as teams
representing BACE Motorsports, Chip Ganassi Racing, Hendrick
Motorsports, Robert Yates Racing, Robert Yates Engines, Roush Racing
(Winston Cup) and Carolina Camera, a team featuring NASCAR media
Division B includes players from Braun Racing, Jasper Motorsports,
JR Motorsports, Championship Tire and Wheel/Sirius Racing, Joe Gibbs
Racing, MB2 Motorsports, Roush Racing (Busch & Truck) and Speed
Channel. Race City Resumes also fields a team in Division B, made up
of players from teams that donít have enough players to form their
own team. Teams play every Tuesday in Huntersville.
The league has also picked up a few sponsors, including Hooters
Restaurants, Post-it by 3M, Tiger Rear Ends and Jayskiís Silly
Season website, and are always looking for new sponsors.
There is no charge to see the games and the public is welcome to
attend, you can see the schedule for their upcoming games, as well
as scores and highlights at www.racecityresumes.com/softball/
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