Student of History, Mattioli & Ford Going to School at Darlington

 Bronx, NY, March 10th, 2011………The “Too Tough To Tame 200”, set for Saturday, March 12th, will mark the 1st time that Chase Mattioli and the No.10 Ford will take up the challenge of Darlington, NASCAR’s original Superspeedway.  Known as “The Lady in Black”, the 1.36 mile oval is steeped in history and tradition.  Built in 1949, the Darlington, South Carolina oval has demanded that drivers search for all the patience and perseverance they can muster.

“One of the main reasons I wanted to go to college in New York City is that I am a major league history buff.  Having the opportunity to race at Darlington, a track touched by all of the legends of NASCAR, is an incredible honor and more than a little intimidating,” Mattioli commented.  “I know that if I am not patient this track will not be forgiving, so Saturday will be all about self-control.” Mattioli concluded.   The No. 10 Ford is currently 17th in Owner Points and will be a guaranteed starter, not having to qualify on speed. 

“This will allow us to focus on getting Chase as comfortable as possible in our race set up and not have to spend a lot of time or energy on our qualifying set up,” commented Team Manager, Charlie Vest.  “Our relationship with Jennifer Jo Cobb provides us with this opportunity, as well as the use of some of her equipment, allowing her to focus on her Nationwide program, while we focus on our NASCAR Camping World Truck Series,” Vest concluded.
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The “Too Tough To Tame 200” is scheduled for this Saturday, March 12th, with TV coverage provided by Speed TV starting at 5:00pm Eastern.  

The partnership between Chase Mattioli and College Complete ( is the first of its kind, bringing higher education opportunities directly to the large and loyal NASCAR fan base.  As a full-time college student and full-time professional NASCAR race car driver, Chase Mattioli is the living demonstration that you can live your dreams as well as get a great education. College Complete exists for one reason, to help students return to school in a way that fits their needs.  Joining on Chase’s Ford will be Grand Canyon University and Anthem College.   Anthem College Online ( provides associate and bachelor’s degrees in the fields of healthcare, business, accounting, paralegal, and criminal justice.  Online students benefit from 24/7 access to their programs, live lectures and chat, individual tutoring, and personalized career services.   Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon ( an Arizona-based, private, Christian university that offers online and campus-based bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in business, education, nursing and health sciences, liberal arts, and fine arts and production. GCU’s flexibility and expertise appeals equally well to both traditional undergraduate students as well as working professionals, and the benefits they provide for our active and former military students is second to none.   Chase’s longtime supporters will also be featured on the truck including Advance Payment Services (, Green Tree Environmental Consultants(, Howard University’s WHUR 96.3 FM ( and Papillon& Moyer Construction (   XX 30 XX Chase Mattioli,   “Supercharge your life with a great education. If I can do it so can you”!                                           

About Chase Mattioli ( 21-year old Chase Mattioli, a member of the Mattioli / Pocono racing family, has been racing since the age of seven, beginning his racing career at the Quarter Midget Track, right outside of Pocono Raceway’s turn three.When not at the track, Chase resides at NY City’s Fordham University in the Bronx, where he is completing his junior year majoring in business and marketing.

For additional information contact: ·         Chase Mattioli Racing, ·         Joe Mattioli, 570-350-1900, ·         Joe Favorito, 917-566-8345,  

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