Syracuse, N.Y. – Dave Blaney, the “Buckeye Bullet” from Hartford, Ohio, and a former NASCAR star, will be among the entrants trying to capture Sunday’s Syracuse 200 during NAPA Super DIRT Week’s “Finale at the Fairgrounds” celebration this week.

Blaney, a former of champion of both the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the USAC Silver Crown Series, will strap into the J&S Racing Big-Block Modified No. 74 Teo Pro Car built by Bobby Hearn and sponsored by Halmar International this week at the New York State Fairgrounds.

Blaney drove the first Teo chassis machine Hearn produced. He has teamed up with J&S Racing owners Steve Hastings and Joe Knoth with a good deal of success over the years.

Three times Blaney has been the Syracuse 200 Big-Block Modified runner-up (’89,’94,’95), including long stints as the race leader. He’s won two World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events on the Moody Mile.

“I’ve been doing this for a while,” Blaney said. “I grew up in Ohio and started out in sprint cars on dirt. I’ve raced a lot with Steve, Joe and Bobby. We’re all excited to get a Modified ready for Syracuse and go racing. It’s been a while since I’ve jumped in one, but I don’t think I’ll fall off.”

“It’s all about Dave,” Hastings said. “He’s had a such a great career and he’s come so close at Syracuse. The last fifty laps it’s a race all to itself and we’re happy to be a part of it.”

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“The Buckeye Bullet” to Attempt Finale at the Fairgrounds