Nashville: Bobby Hamilton preview

Home Team Advantage: "I don't consider us to have an advantage because we are from the Nashville area and are racing at Nashville Superspeedway. This track is new to the series. I used to race at the old Nashville Fairgrounds and have a ton...

Home Team Advantage:

"I don't consider us to have an advantage because we are from the Nashville area and are racing at Nashville Superspeedway. This track is new to the series. I used to race at the old Nashville Fairgrounds and have a ton of laps there, but I've only raced at this facility once in a Busch Series car. It's a very nice facility and I think the track does a lot to help promote its races there. The local media really does an outstanding job covering the track's events and so the partnership really works out. I think we'll have a strong running because we've raced well at other tracks that are similar to Nashville's 1.33-mile oval this year. We are looking at every angle right now to keep our momentum going. It always helps to race at home, it's a good way to build confidence."

Square D Dodge Ram Give-a-way:

Ten Winners in the Square D Racing Drive & Win Sweepstakes will travel to Nashville August 5-8th for a driving experience they'll never forget. The winners will experience a private drive-a-long hosted by Square D and Bobby Hamilton Racing and conclude at the Craftsman Truck Series race on August 8th where one will win a brand new Dodge Ram truck. They will be VIP guests at the Square D hospitality where Hamilton will arrive at 4:30 pm, just in time to help give out the new Dodge Ram truck. The 10 winners will each draw a key from a racing helmet, and the person with the key that starts the truck will take it home. The 10 winners are Steve Shields, Dave Buss, Steve Leff, Jack Aschinger, Wally Schultz, Ron Jannot, Don Luckenbach, Mike Mathers, David Witherspoon and Troy Jones.

* This weekend's truck is the same truck Hamilton raced last weekend in Indianapolis.

* Hamilton will be signing autographs at the Dodge/Tomar souvenir trailer on Friday, August 8th from 3:20-4:20 pm.

Third Place finish:

"Last weekend's race will set us up for this weekend. Hopefully we can have another strong finish and keep the momentum going for the rest of the year. We used Bobby Junior's team to pit our truck and those Marines did a great job. Our guys worked really hard on the truck and set it up where I could run in the top five pretty easy. Now we have to turn third place finishes into wins. But don't get me wrong, I'm not taking anything away from our team's hard work. I felt like I won that race last weekend because we didn't have anything go wrong and we finished in the top five. When I crossed the finish line and realized the race was over I about got choked up knowing that we were on the right track again. The Craftsman Truck Series circuit is tough. There isn't a driver yet that has run away with the championship like they are in Winston Cup. There is a lot to be said for that. Tough drivers, Tough trucks and Tougher competition."

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series NASCAR-TRUCK