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Beach Bound! -- The Racetickets.com 200 will mark rookie Boston Reid's second start as a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver. The 23-year old Indiana native made his Truck series debut last Friday night in Daytona, finishing 36th after an...

Beach Bound! -- The Racetickets.com 200 will mark rookie Boston Reid's second start as a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver. The 23-year old Indiana native made his Truck series debut last Friday night in Daytona, finishing 36th after an incident in turn 3 took him out of contention. He was running in 13th position when the accident totaled his No. 25 Woodard & Sharp Racing Dodge Ram.

Familiar Faces, Familiar Places -- Last year was an interesting year for USAC driver, Boston Reid. He was signed as a Hendrick development driver in the Busch Series, and as a result, only ran seven races during the 2005 season. The major disadvantage for him this year in his full-time NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series ride will be the tracks that he has never raced at before. Although, California will be different for the rookie driver; last year this was his first race with Hendrick Motorsports. He tested and drove the No. 5 Lowe's Chevrolet to a 22nd place finish after receiving a penalty for jumping the restart.

Chasing Rookie of the Year Honors -- Reid will be one of twelve newcomers that will be chasing Rookie of the Year honors in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Reid's biggest challenge will be the tracks that he hasn't seen or raced on before. After competing in only seven Busch Series events last year with Hendrick Motorsports; there will be several new tracks that the Indiana native will have to learn along the way.

Chassis No. 05 -- Patrick Donahue and his Woodard & Sharp Race team will take Chassis No. 05 to the track this weekend in California. The team tested this truck at the end of the 2005 season at Homestead as a Chevrolet. After bringing it home and converting it to a Dodge, the team will take to the wide lanes of California Speedway this weekend in search of their first top-10 finish as a "rookie" team.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Boston Reid
Teams Hendrick Motorsports