Texas: Ricky Carmichael preview

CARMICHAEL ON ARCA RACING SERIES: Carmichael will make his fifth ARCA Racing Series start at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. In his four previous starts (Talladega, Daytona (2), Rockingham) he qualified in the top 10 twice. In February at...

CARMICHAEL ON ARCA RACING SERIES: Carmichael will make his fifth ARCA Racing Series start at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. In his four previous starts (Talladega, Daytona (2), Rockingham) he qualified in the top 10 twice. In February at Daytona Carmichael scored his first top-10 finish in the series by scoring a seventh finishing position.

CARMICHAEL ON TEXAS: This Friday night's race at Texas Motor Speedway will be the Florida native's third start at the track. Last season he made two starts at the famed Texas facility in his No. 4 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He started in the top 10 in both events and finished 11th in June and 12th in November.

BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW: Carmichael runs five miles and bikes up to 25 miles a day around his town of Tallahassee (Fla.) to stay in shape. When not at home he uses the hotel gym or runs outside near the hotel or racetrack to maintain his exercise regimen.

MONSTER MANIA: Fans can log onto www.monsterenergy.com for a chance to win race tickets, garage passes and a meet & greet with Ricky Carmichael during the 2010 season. The promotion will run throughout the remainder of the season and a winner will be awarded at each venue the Truck Series visits.

HE SAID IT: "You win championships on bad days," Carmichael said on numerous occasions during his highly successful motocross career. The advice from the former Supercross Champion was mentioned during last week's SPEED Channel broadcast of the SX race from Houston (Texas) in reference to the current SX championship battle.

BEHIND THE WHEEL: Carmichael will pilot chassis No.61 this weekend in Texas. The chassis is a former Ginn Racing vehicle and was driven by Mark Martin during the 2007 season.

CARMICHAEL ON TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY: "Texas is one of my favorite race tracks we visit on the circuit. The track is very wide which allows you to move around and not have to stick to one lane. That makes for side-by-side racing during the race which is great for the fans. Right now seat time is everything for me. With the truck series off for almost a month I jumped at the opportunity to run ARCA the next two weeks. The Truck Series races at Texas twice and with no testing track time becomes even more valuable. ARCA provides the perfect opportunity for me to gain experience and stay in the seat while trucks are off. The Monster Energy Car will be fast and I am taking my truck crew with me so nothing is really changing. We are going to win the race and I think we have a really good chance to do so."

-source: tms

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Series ARCA
Drivers Ricky Carmichael , Mark Martin