Kentucky: Chase Montgomery preview

Chase On Kentucky: Chase is coming off his career best finish of 13th at the Kansas Speedway last weekend. The 20-year-old driver and his BHR2 team look to continue those impressive ways and possibly improve on their best finish to ...

Chase On Kentucky:

Chase is coming off his career best finish of 13th at the Kansas Speedway last weekend. The 20-year-old driver and his BHR2 team look to continue those impressive ways and possibly improve on their best finish to date.

"I have had success at the Kentucky Speedway in the ARCA RE/MAX Series and I look to carry that over to the trucks this weekend. The track has always been a favorite as it is not too far from home and the smooth 1.5-mile surface just seems to suit me. We are taking the same track as last week and it has been very good so far this season on this type of track and as long as nothing out of the ordinary happens - then I look for another good run from us this week."

#8 DODGE at Kentucky:

Chase will be racing the truck named "Hulk" this week. This is the same truck that he ran last week in Kansas on his way to his career best finish of 13th. This will be the third race of the year for "Hulk" as Chase also piloted it to an 18th place finish at Texas.

Kentucky Appearances:

Chase will be making an appearance at the DODGE Merchandise trailer from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon before the race.

Back To Racing Roots:

Chase will be seeing some good ole friends this weekend at the racetrack. For the next two events the NASCAR Craftsman Trucks Series will be competing along with the ARCA RE/MAX Series. Chase competed in the ARCA Series in portions of 3 seasons and it still holds a special place in the heart of the NASCAR rookie driver (Chase finished 4th in the final point standings in the 2002 ARCA season).

"The next few weeks will really be enjoyable around the garage area for me," says Chase. "I started my stock car racing career in the ARCA Series and I have a lot of good friends over there. With our racing schedules, I do not get the opportunity to visit those guys much anymore but the next two weeks will afford me that opportunity. There are some guys over there that have really helped me out over the last few years and it will be nice to visit with them and just sit on the sidelines and watch them race."

Career at Kentucky:

Chase will be making his NASCAR debut at the 1.5-mile layout of the Kentucky Speedway this week. However, it will be the 20-year-old driver's 6th career start at the track with the previous five coming in ARCA RE/MAX Series competition. In those five starts, Montgomery claimed an outside pole and a best finish of 5th back in the 2001 season while leading a total of 42 laps.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Chase Montgomery