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Bobby Hamilton Jr. and Green Light Racing Partner with Corky's Ribs and BBQ For 10 NCTS Races Mt. Juliet, TN - (February 21, 2006) Bobby Hamilton Jr. has joined forces with Corky's Ribs and BBQ, a Nashville, TN based chain of...

Bobby Hamilton Jr. and Green Light Racing Partner with Corky's Ribs and BBQ For 10 NCTS Races

Mt. Juliet, TN - (February 21, 2006) Bobby Hamilton Jr. has joined forces with Corky's Ribs and BBQ, a Nashville, TN based chain of barbeque restaurants for 10 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races over the course of the 2006 NCTS season. The No. 08 Corky's Ribs and BBQ Dodge Ram will be fielded from the Green Light Racing stable.

"This is really a big step in the right direction for our season," Hamilton Jr. said of the announcement. "It is great to have such a great company like Corky's step on board to support us. It helps us tremendously as we build our NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series program in 2006. I am excited about showing Corky's, who has never been in racing before, how a top notch racing program can get them big results. This really couldn't have worked out any better. I'm a big fan of their BBQ and it just doesn't get any better than their BBQ chicken. It is my favorite."

Hamilton will pilot the No. 08 Corky's Ribs and BBQ Dodge Ram at selected races this season which start in California, then the second of 10 being in Atlanta. Other remaining races will follow during the season. In addition to the NCTS component of the program Corky's Ribs and BBQ will partner up with BH JR Motorsports to field a full time late-model program at the Music City Motorplex short track in Nashville. David Blankenship will pilot this endeavor for his first racing experience behind the wheel with Bobby Hamilton Jr. and Hamilton Sr. giving him the necessary guidance to run up front.

"That is one of the great things about this partnership," Hamilton Jr. stated. "We are going to keep my local racing program cooking with help from Corky's and I get to help out a young talented driver. I'm excited about being an owner and teaching a new guy what it takes to make it in this sport. David seems to really have a great work ethic and he has been helping us in the race shop on the NCTS programs as well as learning the ropes about building his own vehicle. We expect big things from him."

Founded in 1984 Corky's Ribs and BBQ has 25 locations in 9 states. They offer BBQ pork shoulder and ribs slow cooked over hickory chips and charcoal in the old fashioned Southern tradition. Corky's Ribs & BBQ Restaurants combine traditional Memphis-style barbecue with exclusive ingredients and preparation techniques that give Corky's meaty, tender ribs a flavor all their own. Jumbo-sized pork and beef sandwiches offer other alternatives. Piping hot BBQ baked beans, crispy fresh coleslaw, and home-baked bread compliment every dinner order.

"Corky's is proud to be a part of the 2006 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in support of Bobby Hamilton Jr. We know that NASCAR fans are Corky's fans too and we are looking forward to a winning season through this partnership."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton Jr.
Teams JR Motorsports