Ole … Ole Ole Ole !!!: Charles Lewandoski Energized For New NASCAR Xfinity Series Deal

Charles Lewandoski (Photo:  Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Charles Lewandoski (Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Charles Lewandoski has never considered himself much an energy drink type of person.

But that’s all changing for the Stafford native.

Lewandoski has found a new favorite energy drink, the one that will help him get behind the wheel for the NASCAR Xfinity Series event March 14 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Lewandoski confirmed Monday that he will enter the Xfinity Series event at Phoenix for Team Kapusta Racing with sponsorship from Ole Energy drink.

Ole Energy drink is a newly introduced product, based out of Phoenix, that is sold exclusively through Amazon.

“It’s actually really good,” Lewandoski said. “I don’t drink energy drinks very often, but this stuff is good.”

Lewandoski has been helping behind the scenes since last year in trying to set a foundation for Team Kapusta Racing’s efforts in the Xfinity Series.

The team is based out of Mooresville, N.C., but owner Tom Kapusta is from Milwaukee, Wisc.

“It’s kind of a startup deal,” Lewandoski said. “We’ve worked together in the past. About a year ago they came to me and said ‘We want to do our own deal from top to bottom with the Xfinity Series. It’s a small team and we’re racing against the biggest names in motorsports. To survive we’re going to have to be pretty smart with every dime. I’ve worked with them over the last year and we signed a sponsor for the Phoenix race.”Ole Energy Drink

“The car really came out nice and we’ve got a good group going out there with us to crew it. It’s going to be a struggle to run a one-off race, but I think we have realistic expectations to have something to build off. We really want to get as much exposure as we can for Ole Energy drink. We want to get their name out there.”

Lewandoski is unsure what the rest of 2015 will hold for the Team Kapusta Effort.

“Right now it’s a limited schedule, really just starting from the ground up,” the 29-year old Lewandoski said. “We started with nothing and we’re trying to see what comes of it. We’re going to see how Phoenix goes and try to end up running a handful of events. Right now Phoenix is the first one, and we’ve talked about next one, but we’ll see how Phoenix goes.”

Lewandoski ran Quarter Midgets and Sprint Cars before arriving in the Late Model division at Stafford Motor Speedway in 2002. His first victory in the division on Aug. 9, 2002 made him then the youngest winner in the track’s history.

Since 2008 Lewandoski has made 26 Xfinity Series starts and eight Camping World Truck Series starts. He also has 24 career starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East from 2004 – 2008.

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  1. Get Er Done Chalew!

  2. Not bad for a kid from stafford with 1 career latemodel win! It’s amazing you can get all those starts with a resume that carries a winning record like that.

  3. Youhavenoidea says

    It’s all about the $$$$

  4. hey…thats more wins in a stock car than danica patrick has!

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