Scott Hansen Looks To Return To Victory Lane At Nashville Concord, N.C. --- When Scott Hansen returns to Nashville Speedway USA on July 10th for the Federated Auto Parts 250, he has a set agenda similar to his competition. He wants to win.
Scott Hansen Looks To Return To Victory Lane At Nashville
Concord, N.C. --- When Scott Hansen returns to Nashville Speedway USA on July 10th for the Federated Auto Parts 250, he has a set agenda similar to his competition. He wants to win. Hansen has won twice at Nashville already, but not in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Although he has won the coveted prize, a Gibson guitar, he still doesn't have one in his possession. "I have won two times at Nashville in the Slim Jim All Pro Series," Hansen said. "One race I received a commemorative ring and in the other I won a Gibson guitar. I keep kicking myself for letting go of that guitar, but I wanted my old car owner to keep the prize." Statistics favor Hansen in his quest for winning at Nashville. The three NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races at the .596-mile oval have shown three different winners. Hansen longs to add his name to that list of winners. "The Oakwood Homes Racing team finished fifth last year at Nashville," Hansen said. "I want to be able to use my experience and help the team do better than they did last year and hopefully get our first win of the season." Hansen draws from his past experiences at Nashville in preparation for the upcoming 250-lap event. He knows the key to success at Nashville and hopes to carry that over to the Oakwood Homes Racing team. "Tire management is the key to winning at Nashville," Hansen said. "You have to conserve your tires in order to win there. You can be very aggressive on new tires for about 20 laps. Then, the tires wear out and you have to be very patient in order to pass someone. If you conserve your tires, you will be able to roll through the corners better than the other competitors. So the driver with the best tires will eventually win." Hansen and the Oakwood Homes Racing team will focus more on the overall handling of the race truck at Nashville rather than their qualifying package in their mission to win. "Qualifying is not the most important factor in getting to victory lane," Hansen said. "Even if you qualify in the back of the field, it is possible to move to the front because Nashville always has a lot of attrition. In fact, last year's winner, Jimmy Hensley, started 30th and won the race. The key factor is staying out of trouble and I've been very lucky because I haven't had any wrecks there." With Hansen's success at Nashville coupled with the Oakwood Homes Racing team's experience, Music City USA should set the stage for one of the best performances of their season.