Atlanta II: Donny Lia preview

RACE NOTES: Lia has one start at the 1.54-mile oval starting 25th and finishing 20th in the March 7, 2008 Truck Series event at the track. Randy Moss Motorsports scored a 27th-place finish after starting 28th at Atlanta in March with Scott...

RACE NOTES:

Lia has one start at the 1.54-mile oval starting 25th and finishing 20th in the March 7, 2008 Truck Series event at the track.

Randy Moss Motorsports scored a 27th-place finish after starting 28th at Atlanta in March with Scott Speed behind the wheel.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR STATUS:

Donny Lia trails Colin Braun by 31 points (184-153) in the Raybestos® Rookie standings with just four races remaining in the 2008 season.

SPONSORSHIP:

NationRides.com will sponsor the No. 81 RMM Chevrolet's for the remaining races of the 2008 season.

CHASSIS:

Crew chief Eric Phillips has picked chassis No. 101 for the race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The same chassis was run at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in September with Lia behind the wheel. Lia finished 10th after starting 20th in his second start for Randy Moss Motorsports.

LIA:

ON ATLANTA: "I really learned a lot in the spring race at Atlanta. I felt as a driver I was leaps and bounds better at the end of the race. I've come to enjoy running on the 1.5-mile tracks quite a bit and I am really looking forward to going back to Atlanta with the No. 81 Randy Moss Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado. I've had a great time working with everyone on the team and I know that together we can get the finishes that we deserve."

ON HIS GOALS FOR THE WEEKEND: "Qualifying and running in the Top-10 would be a great day for us. As a driver I am going to do my best to keep out of trouble and be there at the finish. I feel we are capable of a top-10 finish and possibly a top-five. I have a lot of faith in my team and all the guys on the crew that make these trucks what they are, and I know we will have a great truck once again."

ON THE CHEMISTRY WITH THE RMM TEAM: "Every race that I drive the No. 81 Randy Moss Motorsports Silverado I feel that we make big gains together as a team and I'm looking forward again to Atlanta where I feel we will have another strong run. Hopefully our luck is with us and we can come out of Atlanta with the great finish I know we are capable of. We are a solid top-10 truck every week and with all of the hard work by all the guys at Randy Moss Motorsports it will only be a matter of time before the top-10 turns into the top-5 for us."

CO-OWNER DAVID DOLLAR: "I continue to be impressed with the way Donny (Lia) and the team have really gelled together. Each time they have taken to the track they have shown they have a top-10 truck. Unfortunately luck has not been on our side and we don't have the finishes to show how good the truck has been. I'm looking forward to getting back on track in Atlanta this weekend and hopefully we will shed the bad luck and have a good solid finish."

APPEARANCES:

Donny Lia will be participating in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series autograph session at the Chevy display on Saturday, October 25 from 10:30 -- 11:00.

-credit: rmm

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Colin Braun , Scott Speed , Donny Lia