Milwaukee: Rich Bickle preview

MOORESVILLE, NC (June 24, 2003) - Rich Bickle, the Edgerton, Wisconsin native, is eagerly anticipating the GNC 200 at his hometown track The Milwaukee Mile. Bickle has teamed up with Billy Ballew Motorsports and VOKAL Clothing for this...

MOORESVILLE, NC (June 24, 2003) - Rich Bickle, the Edgerton, Wisconsin native, is eagerly anticipating the GNC 200 at his hometown track The Milwaukee Mile. Bickle has teamed up with Billy Ballew Motorsports and VOKAL Clothing for this 2003 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season. With his hometown advantage and knowledge of the track, the team will travel to Milwaukee and hope to achieve their best finish of the NCTS season.

"It's always great to be home. With the home track advantage you get the fans that know you, which gives you added confidence that is needed," Bickle driver of the No. 15 VOKAL Dodge Ram says. "I've raced at The Milwaukee Mile over 20 times in various circuits and each time I think that I enjoy it more and more. I think that the experience that I have on the track definitely has its advantages and that is one thing that I bring to the table when we travel to the Milwaukee Mile."

Bickle, a flat track master, is determined to take on the Milwaukee Mile. His finishes at Milwaukee in the NCTS range from third place to 20th with no wins to mention. Bickle has been entered in over 20 races at the Milwaukee Mile in many different circuits, ASA, NASCAR Busch Grand National Series, and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series to name a few.

"I have raced in almost every type of car and truck that have raced at the Milwaukee Mile. I started with the local circuits traveling all over Wisconsin and putting a mark on every track I went to. Every time that I come to the Mile I learn something new, a new way to drive the track or a new setup to conquer. I have won at almost every track in Wisconsin, but I can't seem to beat the Mile. This weekend would be a great weekend to take the No. 15 VOKAL Dodge to victory lane."

The VOKAL Clothing Dodge heads to the Milwaukee Mile coming off a 12th place finish at the Memphis Motorsports Park. After trying out the new Dodge, the team was able to get valuable information to take to Milwaukee and set up the truck for a Top 10 showing. With the needed confidence from a stellar performance the previous weekend, the Wisconsin native will try and improve his best finishing position.

"We had a great run at Memphis. The 12th place finish last weekend it gave us confidence that we can improve and perform. Both Memphis and Milwaukee are similar in the aspect that they are flat ovals with very little banking. We went on the track last weekend with no track time with that particular truck, we were able to get information that can help us down the road at tracks that are close to Memphis, Milwaukee being one of them. Along with the much needed information, performing well at Memphis gives us the poise that is needed to go into a race and win."

With a Dodge under his feet and the No. 15 VOKAL crew at his service, Bickle travels back home to try and capture another win and hopefully be the hometown hero. The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will line up at the Milwaukee Mile on Saturday, June 28, 2003 for the GNC 200. The event will be broadcast live nationally by the Speed Channel and MRN Radio at 3 pm ET.

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Series NASCAR Truck
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