Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval– Road Course (2.280-Miles)
Race: Drive for the Cure 250; 67 Laps– 20/20/27; 152.76 Miles
Date/Broadcast: Saturday; October 9, 2021 3:30 PM ET
TV: NBC Sports (NBC) and the NBC Sports App
Sage Karam– No. 31 BLACK OPS by Ric Prado Chevrolet Camaro SS Preview- Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval
News and Notes:
– Starting Position; Sage Karam will start the Drive for the Cure 250 from the 28th position at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval. Due to no practice or qualifying the starting lineup was calculated by the competition-based performance metrics system; fastest lap in the previous race 15 percent, driver finish from previous race 25 percent, owner points 25 percent, and driver points 35 percent.
– Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval Stats; Saturday afternoon’s Drive for the Cure 250 will mark Karam’s third NASCAR Xfinity Series start of his career, and debut at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval. In two previous starts for Jordan Anderson Racing (JAR) at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course. Karam would go on to collect finishes of 16th and 26th respectively.
– BLACK OPS by Ric Prado; Enrique Prado found himself in his first firefight at age seven. The son of a middle-class Cuban family caught in the midst of the Castro Revolution; his family fled their war-torn home for the hope of a better life in America. Fifty years later, the Cuban refugee retired from the Central Intelligence Agency as the CIA equivalent of a two-star general. Black Ops is the story of Ric’s legendary career that spanned two eras, the Cold War and the Age of Terrorism. Operating in the shadows, Ric and his fellow CIA officers fought a little-seen and virtually unknown war to keep USA safe from those who would do it harm.
After duty stations in Central, South America, and the Philippines, Black Ops follows Ric into the highest echelons of the CIA’s headquarters at Langley, Virginia. In late 1995, he became Deputy Chief of Station and co-founding member of the Bin Laden Task Force. Three years later, after serving as head of Korean Operations, Ric took on one of the most dangerous missions of his career: re-establish a once-abandoned CIA station inside a hostile nation long since considered a front line of the fight against Islamic terrorism. He and his team carried out covert operations and developed assets that proved pivotal in the coming War on Terror.
A harrowing memoir of life in the shadowy world of assassins, terrorists, spies and revolutionaries, Black Ops is a testament to the courage, creativity and dedication of the Agency’s Special Activities Group and its elite shadow warriors.
To learn more and preorder a copy of Ric Prado’s Black Ops, The Life of a CIA Shadow Warrior, visit RicPrado.com
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– Chassis; JAR will bring Chassis No. 104 for Karam to compete with in Saturday afternoon’s Drive for the Cure 250 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval. Chassis No. 104 last competed for JAR at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course with Karam behind the wheel. In his first NXS start Karam would finish 26th after experiencing an electrical issue with three laps remaining. Prior to that No. 104 would compete at Road America in the Henry 180 with Kaz Grala behind the wheel. In that race Grala would qualify 7th and finish 18th. Prior to that Josh Berry and Tyler Reddick would steer No. 104 to a pair of 8th place finishes at Circuit of the Americas and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course earlier in the season.