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Gdovic and Fronius Weld A Bridge to Italy in NASCAR’S Whelen Euro Series 




CHINA GROVE, NC - August 5, 2015: Brandon Gdovic poses for portraits in the PPM shop in China Grove, North Carolina on August 5, 2015. (2015 pixelcrisp)


China Grove, NC (September 3, 2015) – Precision Performance Motorsports driver Brandon Gdovic will make his NASCAR Whelen Euro Series debut in Italy next week. The 23-year-old driver from Yorktown, Va. will pilot the No. 46 Fronius Chevrolet Camaro in races on September 12th and September 13th at the Autodromo dell’ Umbria in the central Italian city of Magione.

We are very happy and proud to welcome Brandon and his Precision Performance Motorsports team into the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series,” said Jerome Galpin, president and CEO of NASCAR’s Euro Series. “Brandon is a talented driver who’s had great success on road courses, especially in his recent NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen International. I’m sure he’ll adapt very quickly to our cars. This is exactly where we want to be: building the NASCAR bridge for U.S. drivers to come to Europe and European drivers to go to the United States. This is a long-term project, and I’m sure Precision Performance Motorsports can help us on both sides of the Atlantic.”

Gdovic has 48 NASCAR K&N Pro Series starts, three NASCAR XFINITY Series starts and two ARCA starts. Although the Virginian has not turned laps at the 11-turn, 1.558-mile Italian road course, he’s certainly no stranger to turning left and right. Gdovic is currently piloting the No. 46 Lamborghini Gallardo for Mitchum Motorsports in the Super Trofeo North America Series, where he has four victories in five starts this season.

“The opportunity to race in Italy will be a great experience, and I’m proud that we’ll be representing Fronius in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series,” said Gdovic, who recently won two road races and finished second in another at Virginia International Raceway. “Anthony Kumpen has helped me get acclimated with the track and the cars, and Jerome has been instrumental in getting me involved with the series and this race. I believe my road racing experience this year will greatly benefit our team. I can’t thank the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, Fronius and Precision Performance Motorsports enough for giving me this opportunity.”

The trip to Italy marks the first time Gdovic has raced outside the United States. With Fronius on board his No. 46 Chevrolet Camaro, Gdovic will compete in both the ELITE 1 and ELITE 2 categories of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.

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PPM is owned by Richard Gdovic and managed by Charles Denike. PPM fields cars in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR Southern Modified Tour, and Whelen All-American Series -Late Models and Modifieds. PPM provides a comprehensive driver development program, race car rentals, setupand pull down rig services, test consultation, and driver coaching. PPM has facilities in both China Grove, North Carolina and Gloucester, Virginia. For more information visit Precision Performance Motorsports on Facebook, PrecisionPerf on Twitter or visit the website at


The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series was founded in 2008 and established the NASCAR official European Series in January 2012 thanks to a long-term partnership signed with NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing), Team FJ, a Motorsports company located in Blois, France, and Whelen Engineering as title sponsor of the Series.The season is made up of 24 races, equally split among ELITE 1 and ELITE 2 divisions, on the best European tracks. Euro NASCAR introduced a stunning innovation on July 7-8, 2012 by organizing the first ever NASCAR race on an oval track in Europe on a half-mile speedway built in the downtown of Tours (France). With four races in two days, these 400 HP V8 monsters provide pure racing action and thrilling bumper-to-bumper battles as well as a lot of family fun around the track! In the pure NASCAR tradition, race fans can get closer to the action than ever and feel the unique in Europe paddock atmosphere thanks to drivers, teams and cars always available for the spectators.The series attracts drivers from all over the world, all willing to fight on track for the win and take the first step towards becoming a NASCAR star in the U.S.