FinishLine Racing School Students to Appear on CMT's "The Drive"

Four FinishLine Racing School students are set to appear on Country Music Television's new reality series "The Drive" premiering Wednesday, April 21 at10:00 pm!

Michelle Theriault, Sarah McCune, Zach Niessner and Davin Scites are the FinishLine Racing School students being featured along with David Stover, Michael Ritch, and Mike Herman. These seven drivers will risk it all for the opportunity to compete in America's most watched sport as "The Drive" documents the ups and downs experienced by these young drivers while attempting to climb through the ranks of racing's farm leagues to the upper echelon - the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series!

Sarah McCune, from Perrysburg, Ohio, began racing quarter-midgets at age 11. In 1996, she became the first woman to win an ARCA Midget feature event. In 1997, she became the first woman to win a North American Auto Racing Series (NAMARS) feature in route to second place in the series point standings. McCune competed in the USAC Midget Car series from 1998-99, becoming the first woman to finish in the top five in a national event. Also in 1999 McCune graduated with honors from Indiana University with a degree in Marketing and Public Relations. In 2000, she competed in both NAMARS and USAC Midget events and also tested a Team Pelfrey Indy Car Series car at Walt Disney World Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway. Between 2001 and 2002, McCune ran a limited schedule of USAC Midget events and also tested a Roush Racing NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series machine. Sarah McCune tested an IRL Infiniti Pro Series car for Sam Schmidt Motorsports on June 27, 2003 at Kentucky Speedway and became the first female short-track standout to drive one of the 450-horsepower Infiniti Pro Series machines. McCune finished 24th in the USAC National Midget Car Series in 2003.

Zach Niessner, from Royal City, Washington, gained his experience running a limited number of races on the Raybestos Brakes NASCAR Touring Series in 1998. Niessner captured his first top 5 finishes in the Series in 2000. Niessner spent 2002 running in series all over the country, including the Raybestos Brakes Northwest Series, Featherlite Southwest Series and Hills Bros (all Pro Series). Niessner competed in the NASCAR Feathlite Southwest Series and in eight ASA Series races in 2003, saving his rookie ASA eligibility for a full-time campaign in 2004 with Juice Batteries' sponsorship.
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Davin Scites from Wayne, West Virginia began racing go-karts at the age of 10. Scites graduated to Legends cars at the age of 16 where he accumulated numerous wins in his local area. Scites progressed through the ranks, competing in the Legend Car series and then as a regular late model competitor in the NASCAR weekly racing series. In 2001, Scites made the move to the American Speed Association where he earned the “Rookie of the Year” title in 2003.

"The Drive" will begin airing in its regular weekly timeslot on Friday, April 30 from 9:00 - 10:00 PM with a re-telecast of the premiere episode at 9:00and episode two at 10:00 PM. Check your local listing for the Country Music Television (CMT) station in your area.

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