Nashville II: Bobby Hamilton Jr. race report

Hamilton Jr. gets charged up Bobby Hamilton Jr. was ready for a homecoming. Displaying a new sponsor, Direct Auto Insurance, and at a track he has had success at before, Hamilton Jr. walked into Nashville Superspeedway with confidence. "It's...

Hamilton Jr. gets charged up

Bobby Hamilton Jr. was ready for a homecoming. Displaying a new sponsor, Direct Auto Insurance, and at a track he has had success at before, Hamilton Jr. walked into Nashville Superspeedway with confidence.

"It's great to back in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and to be here in Nashville with Direct Auto Insurance," stated Hamilton Jr.

Bobby unloaded out of the hauler fast in the first practice, climbing the charts to the 11th position. He backed that practice speed up with a 10th place in the second practice.

"We have a real good truck here. I think we will show everyone that we are a contender in a hurry'" stated Bobby.

When qualifying for the O'Reilly 200 ended, Bobby Hamilton Jr., put the #6 Direct Auto Insurance Chevy in the 19th position.

"We were hoping for much better, but the truck was a little loose as the track slickened up. I feel confident that we will be at the front soon!"

As the green flag dropped, Hamilton Jr. took charge, marching up to the 11th position in the first twenty laps.

"This truck is good, really good!" Bobby stated to Crew Chief, Gary Cogswell.

Just as Hamilton Jr. made his attack on the Top 10, the power disappeared.

"The battery is dead, we need a replacement," Bobby announced as the pulled the 6 into the pit stall.

The team checked the electrical system and replaced the battery.

Hamilton Jr. returned to action 17 laps later.Once on the track, Hamilton Jr. drove past the competition before finishing in the 24th position.

"It is heartbreaking to have a truck that good and not yield the finish. We had one of the fastest trucks all weekend but the good thing is it will live to fight another day. I know we can get in the fight for a win. I have raced with the RWR guys twice and both times we had solid pieces but bad luck. It's all about to change!"

-source: rick ware racing

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton Jr.