Milwaukee: Bobby Hamilton Jr preview

* Bobby Hamilton Jr. will be making his first NCTS start at The Milwaukee Mile. * Toyota Tundra Milwaukee 200 at The Milwaukee Mile will mark Hamilton Jr.'s 16th NCTS career start. * Hamilton Jr. will be making his 8th start in the No....

* Bobby Hamilton Jr. will be making his first NCTS start at The Milwaukee Mile.

* Toyota Tundra Milwaukee 200 at The Milwaukee Mile will mark Hamilton Jr.'s 16th NCTS career start.

* Hamilton Jr. will be making his 8th start in the No. 18 Fastenal Dodge at the Toyota Tundra Milwaukee 200 at The Milwaukee Mile. Hamilton Jr. made three starts in the No. 08 to start off the 2006 NCTS season.

* Hamilton Jr. has one top-five and three top-ten finishes in six NASCAR Busch Series starts at Milwaukee with a best finish of fifth on June 26, 2004.

Hamilton Jr. on the"Mile": "It is a typical flat short track, the key is to have the guys set up the truck where it turns through the center, that is the key to winning the race at Milwaukee. If you can get it to turn where you need it to, right in the center, you will be tough to beat. You try real hard not to get wheel spin off the corner. It is important not to use up your brakes. It will be a chassis dependent deal. I think last year they lapped up to second or third place. Milwaukee is one track that really rewards you for having a very good chassis."

One Mile around Milwaukee: "You drive hard into turn one, and you don't really back off early or have too much of an arc. You get down there and get the car pointed through the center because it's almost like a diamond shape in turns one and two. It's got a big old curb in the middle of it, and you have to make sure you get way around there before you can even hit the gas. It's so easy if you've never been there to overdrive the place by trying to pick the gas up there, but if you do you'll never make it off the corner. After the back straightaway you go through turns 3 and 4 more typically. It's just a flat corner. It's all about whoever can be the freest and get on the gas and stay on the gas. The good thing about it is it's worn out enough that you can go way to the top. You can run the middle of the racetrack, but the truck that runs the bottom all night and can beat around the bottom is going to win the race"

Hit and Miss: "It's a real hit-and-miss track. You can really hit it and be on and smoke the field, or you can be just average and have an average truck. Or you can be really horrible. It's all what you hit upon. You have to compromise a lot. You want to be free getting into the corner but not so free that you have wheel spin up off the corner.

At the same time, that's where the driver comes in as far as moving around the racetrack and trying different things. Sometimes we ran really good there in the Busch Series and sometimes we didn't. "

-bhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Bobby Hamilton Jr.