Memphis: Kevin Hamlin preview

* Kevin Hamlin will drive the No. 4 Open Joist Dodge this weekend at Memphis Motorsports Park. * He will be making his fifth career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start on Saturday. In four previous races Hamlin has an average...

* Kevin Hamlin will drive the No. 4 Open Joist Dodge this weekend at Memphis Motorsports Park.

* He will be making his fifth career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start on Saturday. In four previous races Hamlin has an average starting position of 26th and finishing position of 17th.

* Hamlin will pilot "Angel" this Saturday at Memphis. This is the same chassis Hamlin drove to a 10th place finish at Mansfield earlier this season.

Bobby Hamilton Day: This weekend's NCTS race at Memphis Motorsports Park is dedicated to Hamilton Sr. In celebration of his life the Bobby Hamilton Racing team will be honored and recognized as Grand Marshals of the race. Also, the unveiling of Bobby Hamilton Blvd. will be held on Friday afternoon at 1:15 PM.

365 Days: One year ago Crew Chief Marcus Richmond headed to Memphis to call his first NCTS event on top of the pit box as a first time Crew Chief at the Craftsman Truck Series level. Following a team meeting after the Kentucky race last season, Bobby Sr. appointed Richmond to the helm of the No. 4 Dodge. In 23 races he has worked with six different drivers and has scored one top five, three top-10 and seven top-15 finishes.

Honorary Pit Crew Member: BHR will have a special guest with them this weekend. Caroline "Carrie" Jordan is a four year old St. Jude Children's Research Hospital patient. She was diagnosed at the age of two with Acute Lymphoblast Leukemia (ALL) pre-B cell. Members of BHR met Jordan when they visited the hospital last March.

Hamlin on Memphis:"I really like Memphis. I have one NBS start there, but I am really looking forward to racing in a truck there. It's a challenging track that's hard to get off the corners.I like the challenge though. It's short track racing, no grip, beating and banging...it's a ton of fun."

Hamlin on First Meeting with Hamilton Sr.: "I have never really met Bobby until I came to the Daytona test in January of 2005. I really liked him right off the bat. He was just a down to earth guy that I enjoyed being around from the second I met him. I have a lot of respect for him and what he was able to accomplish in his career. He really accepted me and wanted to help me as much as he could.I only got the chance to drive for him at Daytona, but he taught me so much about superspeedway racing in that one race.We definitely lost a great teacher and friend."

-credit: bhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Kevin Hamlin