Kansas: Chap Chaffin preview

Dickies Sporting Camo Paint Scheme Starting in Kansas New Paint Scheme: "We have some exciting things going on this week with Dickies. We are going to have a new camouflage truck starting in Kansas and going all the way through the Nashville ...

Dickies Sporting Camo Paint Scheme Starting in Kansas

New Paint Scheme: "We have some exciting things going on this week with Dickies. We are going to have a new camouflage truck starting in Kansas and going all the way through the Nashville race. Dickies is coming out with a new line of camouflage wear geared toward all the thousands of hunters and outdoorsman out there. There are a lot of people that wear Dickies work clothes and we want them to realize we have a high quality product available now for hunters. They have combined the Real Tree and Mossy Oak patterns, which are the two most popular patterns of camo, to make the Dickies wear. Now you can wear Dickies work clothes throughout the week and Dickies hunting clothes on the weekend, literally seven days a week. I can predict with this new scheme that if someone spins me out, they will say I didn't see him, but the paint scheme isn't going to camouflage my truck in with the race track. No excuses for those other teams."

Kansas Speedway: "We will use things we learned while testing in Chicagoland and apply it to Kansas this weekend. Those two tracks are very similar. I think the crew has a really good setup planned and we feel positive going in. I trust Bobby (Hamilton, owner), the crew chiefs and the team engineer. I know they will have us dialed in. Last year we didn't finish well there because we had a little mechanical problem, but we sat on the pole and hold the track record. So it should be a good race for us. Our program on mile and one-half tracks has been strong lately."

Passing: "At Kansas, and a lot of other tracks, the best place to pass is coming off the corners; you try to get under them. Last year at Kansas you could not race there wide open. I think I was the only one who qualified wide open, hence the pole and the track record. I think we sat on the pole by four-tenths of a second, which is very unusual. That was only one lap and we were the only one able to do that. But this year in the Craftsman Truck Series, we've been able to run wide open at tracks we weren't able to last year. I predict it will be flat out for qualifying and backing off for the race with this new Dodge body. I'm going to try to do some passing on the outside. In the last couple of races, such as Milwaukee and Texas, I've had to do most of my passing on the outside. So if I can't make the bottom work, we'll just try to go around them."

Notes:

* Chad is racing Scarface this weekend in Kansas.

Hunter: "I have been hunting several times, but I am not an avid hunter. My son is really into it though. He goes all the time with my father-in-law. My only hobby growing up was racing, and I never had time to get into other things, but my son is eaten up with it. He shot his first deer this last winter. I'm not one to go out there and kill anything. I'm the person that swerves to miss an animal on the road and risk wrecking my car."

Best Year Ever: "This is the best year I have ever had especially at this high level. It feels real good to be competitive and have a shot to win races every week. I love it!"

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