FAS Lane Racing is a NASCAR team owned by long-time crew chief Frank Stoddard. It currently fields the No. 32 Ford Fusion for various drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, most notably Ken Schrader and Terry Labonte.
FAS Lane Racing was formed with a limited number of crew members, purchased cars and equipment from Roush Fenway Racing, and committed to competing in all races for the NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Stoddard chose the number 32 in tribute to his racing mentor Stub Fadden, who was a Busch North Series racer from New England who used the number 16, hence 16 for Stub and 16 for Stoddard.
Car No. 32 History
In 2011, Stoddard’s first season as an owner, Terry Labonte raced the Daytona 500 for the team and finished a solid 15th. Mike Skinner would run the next two races before tapping Ken Schrader to drive. Despite failing to make Bristol with Schrader, the team became locked in the top-35 in owner point standings. Schrader went on to drive the #32 to a 22nd place finish at Martinsville. Talladega saw a change where they brought back Terry Labonte and Texas based company C&J Energy as the sponsor. They were up front a couple of laps with J.J. Yeley drafting with them, but the engine let go to a 34th place finish. The team pieced together multiple sponsors including VA Mortgage Centers, U.S. Chrome and Big Red, since major funding became obsolete among NASCAR teams. FAS Lane Racing also gave 2 drivers their Sprint Cup debuts this year. Jason White was one. White ran the No. 32 Gunbrokers.com Ford at Pocono Raceway. He started 41st and finished 33rd. Andrew Ranger was the other. Ranger, the young Canadian from Quebec is a former NASCAR Canadian Tire Series champion. His debut came at Watkins Glen International in the Bully Hill Vineyards Ford where he started and finished 35th. His debut was cut short about 15 laps early with transmission failures. The team finished 34th in owners’ points, guaranteeing the team a start in the first five races of 2012.
For 2012, FAS Lane Racing ran full-time in 2012 with Terry Labonte running 4 races with C&J Energy as the sponsor, Ken Schrader running in 9 races with Federated Auto Parts as the sponsor, Boris Said running in 2 races, Reed Sorenson in select races, and other select drivers and sponsors for the remaining races. Jason White, Timmy Hill, T.J. Bell, and two-time K&N Pro Series East champion Mike Olsen also competed in the #32.
FAS Lane Racing will once again have Labonte and C&J Energy Services as the primary sponsor for the four restrictor plate races. Schrader returns with Federated Auto PArts for nine races, and Timmy Hill will compete for Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year honors.