Iowa: TJ Bell preview

TJ Bell Ready to Take On Iowa Speedway * Bell at Iowa...The Lucas Oil 200 will be the inaugural race for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Iowa Speedway and will also mark TJ Bell's first time racing on the track. Bell will have a chance...

TJ Bell Ready to Take On Iowa Speedway

* Bell at Iowa...The Lucas Oil 200 will be the inaugural race for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Iowa Speedway and will also mark TJ Bell's first time racing on the track. Bell will have a chance to acclimate himself to the 7/8 mile race track on Friday when teams are given nearly five and a half hours of practice.

* Keeping the Momentum Going... Bell and the #11 team experienced a minor set back last weekend in Chicago when a pit road penalty cost them the top-five finish they were poised to bring home. Bell was able to salvage a 15th place finish after getting caught two laps down after serving the penalty. That 15th place finish marks the team's fourth top-15 finish in a row. Bell started the streak at ORP by bringing home a 15th place finish then backed up that effort with a 10th place finish at Nashville Superspeedway and an eighth place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway.

* Iowa Native is Longest Standing RHR Employee ...This weekend will mark a homecoming for Vinton, Iowa native, Cory White. White grew up in the town just two hours from Iowa Speedway, and cut his teeth in racing on local dirt tracks. White wanted to make the move to NASCAR and used connections to get a job working for a race team in Georgia. That job led to another opportunity at FitzBradshaw Racing in Mooresville, NC in 2003. A year later, White found his home at Red Horse Racing in June of 2004. He is the longest standing employee in the RHR family and was part of the winning crews at Memphis in 2005 and Martinsville in 2006. White serves as a mechanic and tire carrier on the #11 but he can do just about any job that needs done. White says it brings him great pride that his home state is now a stop on the NASCAR schedule!

TJ Bell on racing at Iowa Speedway "I tested a truck at Iowa Speedway last year but I'm not sure that will really give me an advantage since the track has gotten so much bumpier since then. It will still be like going to a track for the first time so the extra practice should really help us. I watched the Nationwide race at Iowa Speedway earlier this summer and have talked to some drivers that ran it so I feel like I have a good understanding of what to expect."

Crew Chief Rick Gay on Iowa Speedway "It's always exciting to race at a new venue. NASCAR has given us a day to really test our trucks and get the right set up for this new track. I am really looking forward to being in a test environment with TJ and working on getting our communication even better. This team has really turned things around in recent weeks and we plan to keep that going this weekend."

Equipment Information The #11 Red Horse Racing team will compete with chassis # 136 in the Lucas Oil 200 at Iowa Speedway. This is the same chassis that Bell raced at The Milwaukee Mile where he finished 28th due to a blown flywheel and Memphis Motorsports Park where he finished 18th.

-credit: rhr

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