Kansas: Chad McCumbee preview

After a month away from the track, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to competition at the Kansas Speedway on Saturday, May 25th. For the SS Green Light Racing team, the return to the track re-unites Chad McCumbee with TheGPSstore.com...

After a month away from the track, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to competition at the Kansas Speedway on Saturday, May 25th. For the SS Green Light Racing team, the return to the track re-unites Chad McCumbee with TheGPSstore.com and Garmin for the second time this season. The last time the companies partnered with the #07, McCumbee finished third at the two-mile California Speedway in February, the best finish ever for Green Light Racing.

The SS Green Light team has worked hard during the break in the schedule to be prepared for the upcoming summer schedule. The team had to do so without co-owner and crew chief Bobby Dotter who spent a portion of the break in the hospital suffering from gallstones. Dotter returned to the SS Green Light shop at the end of last week and is ready to get back to racing. "I had a little trouble last week, I'm glad to have that behind me. The SS Green Light guys did a good job while I was away. I'm ready to get back to the track, this should be a good race for us," Dotter added. "We appreciate the support from TheGPSstore.com and Garmin. Chad is really good at this track and the entire SS Green Light team will be putting our best foot forward in Garmin's hometown."

During the break from the track, McCumbee spent some time working with his late model team preparing for the season at Myrtle Beach Speedway. Terry Evans will pilot McCumbee's car at the famed short-track this summer. After several weeks away from the big tracks, McCumbee is happy to get back behind the wheel especially at a track where he has been successful in the past. "I'm real excited to get back to racing. A month away is great for the guys who are working to get the trucks ready, but it's tough for me to be away from the track for that long," said McCumbee. "I enjoy helping out with my late model team, but I'm ready to get behind the wheel of the #07 again."

McCumbee is also looking forward to having TheGPSstore.com and Garmin onboard for this weekends race. "The GPSstore.com and Garmin have been behind me for several years and this week should be a great opportunity to reward them with another strong run. We proved that this team is capable of running in the top five back in California and again at Atlanta."

* This will be the Chad's 76th NCWTS start and 84th career NASCAR start.

* Chad has competed at Kansas Speedway in the NCWTS on three previous occasions.

* Chad started second and finished seventh in last years O'Reilly Auto Parts 250.

* Chad's career best finish in the NCWTS was second in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Lowes Motor Speedway on May 16, 2008.

* After four events, Chad and the SS Green Light #07 team is currently eighth in NCWTS point standings.

Chad's thoughts on the Kansas Speedway and the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250: "I've had some pretty good success at Kansas. It's a great facility, the track is smooth and each year the racing gets better every year as the surface wears. I had a great run there last year; we almost won the pole and lead a bunch off laps. We're going to bring the same truck we ran at California and Atlanta. I'm sure we'll be very strong and I'm looking forward to another top finish for TheGPSstore.com and Garmin just as we did in California."

The O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 will be shown live on SPEED TV at 6:00 eastern on April 25th. It will also be broadcast live via radio worldwide on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and on SIRIUS Satellite Radio NASCAR channel 128.

-credit: ssgreenlight.com.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Dotter , Chad McCumbee