Scott Hansen Track Notes Bristol Motor Speedway - June 5, 1999
No. 52 Oakwood Homes Chevrolet Bristol Notes & Quotes
The Loadhandler 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway on June 5, 1999 will be Scott Hansen's first race on the .533-mile oval.
"I have never competed at Bristol Motor Speedway," Hansen said. "I have driven at similar tracks on the ASA series such as Salem, Ind., where I won several times."
Crew Chief Wally Brown hopes the Oakwood Racing team will be able to help Hansen in his first attempt at racing at Bristol.
"We are bringing the same truck to Bristol that we brought to Memphis, Pikes Peak and I-70 earlier this year," Brown said. "Scott likes the feel of that truck and it is consistent in its handling. I'm not concerned with making the truck the fastest one out there, but making it comfortable for Scott. Bristol can be a pretty tough place for any competitor."
Although Hansen has no competitive laps at Bristol, he does have an idea of what it will take to be successful there.
"Shocks are a big factor at Bristol because the surface is so rough," Hansen said. "But, the main focus for the Oakwood Homes Racing team is the overall setup because that is what will get you into Victory Lane. Our pit stops have been our biggest strength this year. We have been able to gain track positions through our pit stops, which is a huge advantage. Our goal at Bristol is to try to get a good finish and survive the track. If we can bring the truck back in one piece, that is a win in my book as much as anything. I've been told Bristol can be a frustrating place to compete at, but I'm going to try to have as much fun as possible and hopefully luck will fall our way!"
Heading into Bristol, Looking back at I-70 Speedway
"I'm really happy with our performance two weeks ago at I-70," Hansen said. "The Oakwood Homes Racing team brought the truck back in one piece, which is an accomplishment on its own. We found out what our weak areas were and we are working to improve them. The team is learning more and more each week and we are taking what we learn and building upon it to make us better for the next race. Qualifying fourth at I-70 was our best starting position of the year. Our goal is to continue improving and being consistent. Hopefully, this philosophy will get us and the No. 52 Oakwood Homes Chevrolet to Victory Lane in 1999." 1999 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results
Date Track Start Finish LC/TL $Won March 20 Miami, FL 21 7 172/172 11,475 March 27 Phoenix, AZ 24 13 150/150 5,765 April 3 Evergreen, WA 24 13 200/200 6,775 April 10 Bakersfield, CA 16 18 298/301 5,845 April 17 Martinsville, VA 21 14 250/250 6,740 May 8 Memphis, TN 17 15 200/200 8,765 May 16 Colorado Springs, CO 20 30 128/186 7,965 May 22 Kansas City, MO 4 13 202/204 7,200 June 5 Bristol, TN June 11 Ft. Worth, TX June 18 Portland, OR June 26 Watkins Glen, NY July 3 Milwaukee, WI July 10 Nashville, TN July 18 Nazareth, PA July 24 Brooklyn, MI August 1 Loudon, NH August 5 Indianapolis, IN August 20 St. Louis, MO August 28 Topeka, KS September 9 Richmond, VA September 24 Las Vegas, NV October 8 Louisville, KY October 15 Ft. Worth, TX October 30 Fontana, CA
1999 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Totals
Starts Top 5s Top 10s Poles Outside Poles Earnings 8 0 1 0 0 $60,530
Oakwood Homes Information
Oakwood Homes Corp., founded in 1946, is a fully integrated housing company that manufactures, retails, finances and insures factory-built homes in a 28-state region stretching from coast to coast. Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., Oakwood Homes sells more homes than any other retailer and is the third-largest manufacturer in the industry. Oakwood Homes has more than 360 retail sales centers, 32 plants and more than 12,000 employees nationwide. Oakwood Homes is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OH.