Loudon: Justin Lofton preview

* Last time out... Lofton and the No. 7 Red Horse Racing team continued the trend of consistency during the last event at Kentucky Speedway after starting seventh and finishing 11th. Lofton ran as high as second before fuel mileage shook things up...

* Last time out... Lofton and the No. 7 Red Horse Racing team continued the trend of consistency during the last event at Kentucky Speedway after starting seventh and finishing 11th. Lofton ran as high as second before fuel mileage shook things up over the last 15 laps. The race ended a nine race stretch for the Camping World Truck Series, which left the team with three top-five and four top-10 finishes.

* Etched in history... Lofton has one NASCAR start under his belt on the 1.058-mile, Granite State track. During a break in truck competition earlier this season, Lofton ran the Nationwide Series event at Loudon, ran the second fastest time during final practice, qualified ninth, and finished 17th.

* Back at it... The break in truck competition last week allowed Lofton to head west to his native California where he took some quality time away with his family. The recent stretch in races proved successful on track for Lofton but also kept him very busy. In between races, the 24-year-old shifted his focus to his production company, acting as cameraman and appearing as a guest on-screen reporter alongside the show's regular host, sister Brittany, during a recent episode of their Weekend Warriors TV project. This week both Loftons, in addition to business partner Brett Bortle, will head north prior to the truck race, and film a future episode of WWTV at Thompson Speedway in Connecticut on Thursday. For more information and to catch past episodes, check out www.WeekendWarriorsTV.com.

* Home turf... Crew chief Mark Rette will call his first race at NHMS this weekend, but it certainly will not be his first time at the New England track. Rette, who hails from Freehold, New Jersey, has had the Loudon race date circled on his calendar throughout the season. He said, "I've been to Loudon quite a few times. Growing up in the Northeast, that was one of our premier tracks. It is one of those places I want to win at. It would be huge for me personally."

Justin Lofton on racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway "I had a lot of fun at New Hampshire earlier this season in the Nationwide race. I wanted to run that race in order to put it down as a test session towards our return in the trucks. Knowing it was one of the tracks during the second half of the season that I had not seen before, it was important to get that seat-time. I feel like we should be strong off of the truck this weekend with how well we've been running combined with my experience there. It'll be fun to get back to racing after the off week."

Crew Chief Mark Rette on New Hampshire Motor Speedway "We are racing a good truck that we've had out a few times this year. It showed promise in both races, but different instances kept us from the finishes that we could have had. It would mean a lot to win at New Hampshire, and getting a win is a huge goal for us this year. I feel like we are there as a team. We've been building all year and we've established some strong runs over the last few months." Equipment Information Lofton will race chassis RHR93 this weekend in New Hampshire. It is the same truck that Lofton raced earlier this year on the short tracks in Martinsville, Va. and Indianapolis, Ind.

-source: justinloftoninc.com

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Justin Lofton
Teams Red Horse Racing