BHR to form alliance team with HT Motorsports

MT. JULIET, Tenn. - September 14, 2004 - Bobby Hamilton Racing announces the forming of an alliance with HT Motorsports No. 59 Dodge team for the remainder of the 2004 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season, effective immediately. The HT...

MT. JULIET, Tenn. - September 14, 2004 - Bobby Hamilton Racing announces the forming of an alliance with HT Motorsports No. 59 Dodge team for the remainder of the 2004 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season, effective immediately. The HT Motorsports Dodge will be run out of the BHR race shop in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee and drivers will be named for the remaining eight events. Jim Harris is still listed as the owner, and Hamilton will be hands-on consulting with Harris to bring the program up to its full potential.

"Jim and I are working very closely together to get his program turned back around in the points championship this season," Hamilton said of the alliance. "Our goal is to have strong finishes for the rest of this year and get the truck higher in the points. In turn it will help our current program at BHR. We can use their truck for test feedback and engineering things we want to try. Anytime you can use technology from other teams it only helps. We're looking into the future here, but for now we'll take it one race at a time and make this best for everyone involved."

Jim Harris stated, "I am very glad that Bobby and the people at BHR are willing to help make the No. 59 a better race team. BHR's No. 4 and No. 18 trucks position in the points race prove that they can produce a winning product. We look forward to working with Bobby and improving our position for the future of HT Motorsports."

This weekend at New Hampshire International Speedway Andy Houston, who claimed his first NCTS victory on the 1.058-mile oval, has been named as the driver for the Dodge. The BHR alliance team will be naming drivers to the truck for the remaining events.

"Jim Harris and I have always been really good friends," Houston said. "Anytime I can help him out, I am more than happy to do that. It gets me back behind the wheel of a truck and more time under my belt.

"I grew up watching Bobby race with my dad in the NASCAR Busch Series," Houston continued. "I have a lot of respect for Bobby, especially this year and what he has been able to accomplish. Both of his teams have been the teams to beat week after week. If any of that success rolls over into the Harris Trucking Dodge, then it will benefit all the parties involved."

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