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Willie Allen To Make NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Return At Memphis Nashville, TN - Willie Allen, the reigning NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Rookie of the Year, will make his first truck series start of the 2008 season this Saturday at the ...

Willie Allen To Make NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Return At Memphis

Nashville, TN - Willie Allen, the reigning NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Rookie of the Year, will make his first truck series start of the 2008 season this Saturday at the O'Reilly 200 in Memphis. Allen will pilot the #46 Chevrolet for Morgan-Dollar Motorsports with primary sponsorship being provided by Grammy award winning, multi-platinum recording artists Rascal Flatts. The Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau and Kerrville, Texas based Lowery Plumbing will serve as associate sponsors on the #46 entry. The event will be a reunion of sorts for Allen and Morgan-Dollar Motorsports. Allen entered his very first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event in a Morgan-Dollar Chevrolet at Martinsville in 2005 and drove his way to a 6th place finish.

"I'm very excited about the opportunity that Morgan-Dollar and Chevy have given me this weekend," said Allen. "I had my first career start with Morgan-Dollar a few years back. They are a top notch team and will do everything it takes to get the job done. I look forward to being back behind the wheel of a Chevy and hope we can get a good finish for everyone involved. Tennessee is my home state and Memphis Motorsports Park is one of my favorite tracks. I want to thank Rascal Flatts, the City of Nashville and Lowery Plumbing for coming on board as sponsors and for their continued support of my career. We certainly couldn't do what we love to do without sponsors."

Memphis Motorsports Park is known to produce winners who qualify up front. Until last year's event, no Memphis winner had ever started worse than fifth. Allen has two career starts in Memphis, posting a fourth place qualifying effort during each event. Allen's stats give him a confidence boost, but a full team effort will be required for a successful finish in Memphis.

"The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series produces great racing from week to week and the competition is always tough. It will be really important for us to qualify up front and stay out of trouble. We need to have good pit stops all night and keep our #46 Chevy Silverado up front. Morgan-Dollar is an outstanding team and I feel confident that we can have a great night."

-credit: mdm

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