Homestead: Bobby Hamilton Jr preview

Bobby Hamilton Jr. will be making his first NCTS start at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Hamilton Jr. has five NASCAR Busch Series starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway with one pole (2000) and has three top ten finishes and two top five finishes to his...

Bobby Hamilton Jr. will be making his first NCTS start at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Hamilton Jr. has five NASCAR Busch Series starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway with one pole (2000) and has three top ten finishes and two top five finishes to his credit. His best NBS finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway was a third place on November 15, 2003 when only Kasey Kahne and Martin Truex Jr. beat him to the checkered flag.

Hamilton Jr. has four NASCAR Nextel Cup starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway. His best finish was a 21st place showing during the series finale in 2004.

The Ford 200 will mark Hamilton Jr.'s 30th NCTS career start.

Hamilton Jr. will be making his 22nd start in the No. 18 Fastenal Dodge at the Ford 200. Hamilton Jr. made three starts in the No. 08 to start off the 2006 NCTS season.

What are your thoughts about the upcoming NCTS finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway?

"I am really looking forward to this race for a number of reasons. The first is that I have always run well at Homestead. We had some really good runs there in the Busch car, some solid top-five finishes. We had an electrical problem at Phoenix but at least we were running in the top five at the time, so that is another reason I am looking forward to Homestead, we have been running better the last few weeks. We have built some momentum performance wise, getting a little better each race. We ran in the top-ten at Atlanta, ran pretty good at Texas so our intermediate track program is coming along. Homestead will be another chance for all of us at Bobby Hamilton Racing to improve on those tracks and prepare for next year. "

Your thoughts on Homestead Speedway?

"I have always liked this track even before they made all the changes to the configuration. I am really more of a flat track guy although I like the high speed intermediate tracks like Atlanta and Texas. I liked this place before they added all the banking. You can definitely tell a difference in the speed you carry in the corners. We carry a lot more speed into the corners here now as opposed to when it was a flatter track. You used to roll through the corners at Homestead now you can pretty much run it wide open with these trucks. If you do get off the throttle at all it is just a blip. You might pause for just a second and then it is right back on the gas. "

-credit: bhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Bobby Hamilton Jr. , Kasey Kahne , Martin Truex Jr.