CHARLOTTE, NC (APRIL 4, 2017) — The No. 66 University of South Carolina Gamecocks Chevrolet recorded its second top ten of 2017 Saturday April 1, at Martinsville Speedway. The team started the day by posting their best qualifying effort to date with a 5th place starting position. After a cut tire put the team behind early in the race, driver Ross Chastain fought all afternoon to bring his Silverado home in seventh place, notching Bolen Motorsports second top ten since entering the Camping World Truck Series in 2016.

The weekend was complete when The University of South Carolina Gamecocks Women’s basketball team earned their first NCAA National Championship by beating Mississippi State 67-55.

Team owner Jeff Bolen, an alumnus of the University of South Carolina, believes there was a little Gamecock magic with the team this weekend. “Ross and the team’s effort this weekend was nothing short of amazing,” said Jeff. “I saw the same determination in our team this weekend that the Gamecocks have displayed throughout the NCAA tournaments.” The team leaves Martinsville 17th in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points and looks forward to their next race at Kansas Speedway on May 12, 2017.

About USC: The University of South Carolina (USC), located in the capital city of Columbia, was established in 1801 and is a full-service, state-supported research university that includes the 358-acre Columbia campus and seven regional campuses with a total full-time student body population of more than 46,000 and 2,100 full-time faculty members. USC’s athletic teams have been known as the Gamecocks for more than 100 years. More than 530 student-athletes participate in one of USC’s 21 intercollegiate athletic programs, which includes nine men’s and 12 women’s sports.

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