Graf Returns To BAM At Infineon

BAM Racing announced the return of German-born racer Klaus Graf as driver of the No. 49 Paralyzed Veterans Dodge Avenger for the first road course race of the season at Infineon Raceway. Graf successfully qualified a second entry at Infineon Raceway for the team in 2004.

Graf, American Le Mans Series (ALMS) driver and 2005 Trans-Am Series Champion, has a wealth of road-course racing experiences to draw upon as he attempts his first NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series start in three years. In his last start at Infineon Raceway, he qualified the No. 59 BAM Racing Dodge in the 38th position and captured a top-20 finish for the organization with a 17th place finish.

"It feels great to come back to the Nextel Cup Series and BAM Racing," said Graf. "After my experience in 2004, I’m really looking forward to getting back into a Nextel Cup car. This time I feel even more confident and motivated to have a strong showing at Infineon Raceway. Of course, our first priority will be to qualify the car on Friday. With the preparation the team and I did together, we feel strongly about this task. I would like to thank Beth Ann and Tony Morgenthau for this opportunity and their trust in my abilities."

Graf has won numerous races and championships in several road racing series. He has nearly 20 years of racing experience and has competed in the ALMS, Trans-Am Series, ARCA Series and NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series to name a few.

"We are excited to have Klaus drive for our team again," commented Beth Ann Morgenthau. "He did an excellent job qualifying at Infineon Raceway in 2004 when we entered two cars into the race. He understands the pressures of qualifying on time and we are confident that history will repeat itself with this proven successful combination in Sonoma."

Graf recently completed a two-day test session at Virginia International Raceway with the BAM Racing team and the Car of Tomorrow (CoT) in preparation for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway.

"The Car of Tomorrow suits my driving style and experience," said Graf. "I am no stranger to road course racing and feel the CoT will only enhance my performance on track."

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