Las Vegas: Boston Reid preview

Boston Reid is looking forward to this weekend's event in Las Vegas. Mostly because it will be the first weekend in a long time that Reid feels like his team is on an even playing field with the other 35 drivers in the field. The 24-year old ...

Boston Reid is looking forward to this weekend's event in Las Vegas. Mostly because it will be the first weekend in a long time that Reid feels like his team is on an even playing field with the other 35 drivers in the field. The 24-year old rookie from Logansport, IN has never raced at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but neither have the other drivers in Saturday's field, with the recent construction done at LVMS.

"I'm excited to test the truck on Thursday. It'll be a great opportunity for us to get the set-up of the truck right and learn some things about the track," said Reid. "I think this weekend will be good for us because it's the first time this year I feel like we're all on the same level. None of us have ever raced on this new track surface before, so Thursday will be a learning session for all of us here."

This will be the second race that Reid will be working with interim crew chief, Tim Weiss. Weiss, who has spent the last four year's working as a part-time consultant to race teams, has agreed to help the team until a full-time crew chief is brought on board. Last weekend was Weiss' first race with the team, but unfortunately their time as crew chief/driver was cut short when Reid was involved in an accident that took him out of contention on lap 80.

"Last weekend was a challenge for us. We're trying to work hard to get this team where it needs to be and we didn't get much experience on Saturday," said Weiss. "We struggled for the first 50 laps of the race trying to get the set-up of the truck better so Boston could drive it and we just got taken out in a wreck on lap 80. We'll see what we can do this weekend in Vegas. The test on Thursday will give the rookie drivers much needed time on the track for Saturday night's race."

Chassis No. 04 -- Tim Weiss and the Woodard Racing team will take Chassis No. 04 to the track this weekend in Las Vegas. This truck has raced at Michigan and Kentucky this year finishing 17th and 14th respectively.

Quotes:

Reid on racing at Las Vegas...

"I think the test day will help us a lot. I've never been to Vegas before and now that they've repaved it, it's going to be interesting to see how everyone performs being that we'll all be on the same playing field. We're hoping to go to the test and learn some new things to apply to the truck on Saturday night. Rick has been working really hard to get this team where it needs to be and we just need to concentrate on staying in the top-20 in points and learn as much as we can for the rest of this year."

Reid on how the test will help teams adjust for the race on Saturday...

"The test will be a huge advantage for everyone, especially the rookie drivers. For those of us that have never even seen the track before, it will give us a whole day to not only learn the track but how we need to set-up the truck for Saturday night's race."

-credit: wr

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Series NASCAR Truck
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