Michigan: Team Racing preview

About Phil Bonifield (driver, No. 23 Motor State Performance Warehouse / Red Line Synthetic Oil / Meguiar's Chevrolet Silverado) . . . - Making 55th NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS); tenth in 2003; eighth consecutive start in 2003; fourth at...

About Phil Bonifield (driver, No. 23 Motor State Performance Warehouse / Red Line Synthetic Oil / Meguiar's Chevrolet Silverado) . . .

- Making 55th NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS); tenth in 2003; eighth consecutive start in 2003; fourth at Michigan International Raceway

- Has competed in all three NCTS events at Michigan

- First NCTS start: April 4, 1999 at Evergreen Speedway Started - 29th Finished - 30th Reason Out - Fuel Pump

- Best career NCTS finish was at Memphis Motorsports Park in 2003 Started - 29th Finished - 23rd Reason Out - Running

About Jamie Aube (driver, No. 86 Red Line Synthetic Oil / Motor State Performance Warehouse / Meguiar's Chevrolet Silverado) . . .

- Making fourth NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) start in 2003 and career

- First NCTS start: May 16, 2003 at Lowe's Motor Speedway Started - 29th Finished - 36th Reason Out - Accident

- Best career NCTS finish was at Texas Motor Speedway in 2003 Started - 25th Finished - 33rd Reason Out - Drive Shaft

- Three-time NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch North Series Champion from 1988-90; only three-time consecutive driver to accomplish feat

- Competed in several NASCAR Busch Series in the 1990s

About Red Line Synthetic Oil (primary sponsor of the No. 86 Chevrolet Silverado and an associate sponsor of the No. 23 Chevrolet Silverado) . .

- Has sponsored Bonifield as an owner and driver since entering the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 1996

- First Red Line Synthetic Oil product was a two-stroke race oil in 1976

- Company produces more than 60 automotive lubricants

- Corporate headquarters located in Benicia, Calif.

About Motor State Performance Warehouse (primary sponsor of the No. 23 Chevrolet Silverado and an associate sponsor of the No. 86 Chevrolet Silverado) . . .

- Publishes a host of full-line catalogs selling performance parts and accessories

- Organization is a division of Lane Automotive Inc., which sponsors Team Racing

- Corporate headquarters located in Watervliet, Mich.

About Meguiar's Inc. (associate sponsor of the Nos. 23 and 86 Chevrolet Silverados) . . .

- Has sponsored Bonifield's racing career since 1984

- Company celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2001

- Corporate headquarters located in Irvine, Calif.

About Team Racing . . .

- 1996- Began with Phil Bonifield as owner with driver Clint Mears in a No. 11 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado

- 1997 - Bonifield co-owned Team Racing with Bob Blake using the No. 11 truck

- 1999 - Bonifield drove his first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at Evergreen Speedway on April 4, 1999 for Team Racing; changed truck number to 23 entering 1999

- 1999 - Tom Mazzuchi teamed with Bonifield as co-owner of Team Racing

- 2001 - Entered first NASCAR Busch Series event at Dover International Speedway on June 2, 2001 with driver Phil Bonifield; six career NASCAR Busch Series starts for Team Racing and Bonifield

- 2001 - Added two NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series teams midway through season (Nos. 25 and 86); Mazzuchi owns the No. 23 while Bonifield owns the Nos. 25 and 86

- Drivers that have competed in a Team Racing truck include David Starr, Bill Lester, Morgan Shepherd and Ken Bouchard

- 2003 - In its seventh year, Phil Bonifield starts his 50th NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start; has 18 races with Raybestos Rookie-of-the-Year, T.J. Bell and select races with driver Dana White, Wayne Edwards and three-time NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch North Series champion, Jamie Aube

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers David Starr , T.J. Bell , Bill Lester , Morgan Shepherd , Phil Bonifield , Wayne Edwards