Indy ORP: TJ Bell preview

TJ Bell Looking Forward to Friday Night Racing at O'Reilly Raceway * Bell at ORP... The AAA Insurance 200 will mark TJ Bell's third Camping World Truck Series start at O'Reilly Raceway Park. In 2003, Bell started 35th and finished 25th. In 2008...

TJ Bell Looking Forward to Friday Night Racing at O'Reilly Raceway

* Bell at ORP... The AAA Insurance 200 will mark TJ Bell's third Camping World Truck Series start at O'Reilly Raceway Park. In 2003, Bell started 35th and finished 25th. In 2008 he improved his performance by earning a top-10 finish. He started 17th and finished seventh last season.

* #11 Team Starts Fresh... After a bumpy start to the season, Bell and his #11 Red Horse Racing team used the two weeks off to clean the slate and start the season over with a fresh start. They headed to Kentucky looking at the event as race one of the season. Starting over seemed to work for the team. Bell earned his first top-10 start of the season, picking up the 10th starting spot in qualifying. What happened in the race was out of Bell's control though. A blown engine just 29 laps shy of the race's conclusion left Bell unable to finish the race. He was disappointed in the outcome but encouraged by the marked improvement of his team.

* New Addition to Red Horse Racing...The #11 and #17 teams added a new crew member with the addition of a team engineer. Matt Faulkner joined Red Horse Racing two weeks ago and the team can already see improvement. Faulkner received a degree in Manufacturing Engineering from BYU. He got his start in racing with Super Late Models on the West Coast and moved to North Carolina to work with NASCAR teams in 2008. On a personal note, Faulkner and his wife are expecting new additions of their own. Twins are due in December.

TJ Bell on racing at O'Reilly Raceway Park "I really like ORP. Last year we had a really good weekend there. Our truck was awesome and that made the race really fun. Going to Indianapolis is always really special. Our sport has such a rich history there and you can really feel that whenever you are in town. I'm looking forward to Friday night. I am really excited about the direction this team has been going. My guys build awesome pieces and our team is getting better each and every week."

Crew Chief Rick Gay on O'Reilly Raceway Park "We are taking a brand new truck to ORP. This truck replaced a long-time short track truck we had that got wrecked in Martinsville earlier this year. We are anxious to see how it performs this weekend. We have been working towards getting a feel in the trucks that TJ really likes and we will continue down that path this weekend at ORP."

Equipment Information The #11 Red Horse Racing team will compete with chassis # 141 in the AAA Insurance 200 at O'Reilly Raceway Park. This is a brand new truck to the Red Horse Racing stable and Friday night will mark its first race.

-credit: rhr

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