Chad On Texas: Chad is coming off a disappointing 23rd place finish last week at Dover after a front end failure resulted in a broken wheel. "Texas has always been an important place for me as far as the Craftsman Truck Series goes. The...
Chad On Texas:
Chad is coming off a disappointing 23rd place finish last week at Dover after a front end failure resulted in a broken wheel.
"Texas has always been an important place for me as far as the Craftsman Truck Series goes. The last two years I always came into Texas racing for my sponsor and it means something special to race in the backyard of your sponsor. This year I am returning with the winning team from the last race there last year and that makes it important as well."
"Texas is a big, wide and fast track that requires a truck with a lot of horsepower. TRD provides us with incredible engines for our No. 30 Toyota Tundra so I know that will not be an issue this week. We will work on getting the handling underneath our truck that will allow us to flat foot it around there as long as possible. That will really be a key for the winning truck on Friday night."
Chad On Bad Luck So Far This Season:
Chad and his Germain / Arnold Racing team have had nothing but bad luck this season that has derailed some solid runs.
"There is no doubt that we have had nothing but bad luck so far this season -- but that is part of racing. You can't dwell on it -- all you can do is pick yourself up and head on to the next race. This is a winning organization and I have proven that I am capable of winning in this series so it is just a matter of time before things change for us. We have had strong trucks just about every race so far and that is what excites me as we move into the busy part of the schedule. I think you will see some improved finishes here soon -- I mean we can't have this bad luck all season -- can we?"
Chad On Busiest Time Of The Season:
After a traditionally slow start to the race season schedule, things are about to pick up in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. The series is in the midst of a period of six consecutive weeks of racing and hits its stride as we move into the summer months.
"This is the time of year that I really like -- and I think most racers do. It is always better when you are racing every week where you get into a routine and rhythm. It is hard to get that momentum going when you don't race on a consistent basis. I really hit a stride last year during this stretch of races and I expect the same thing this year -- as a team we are very much capable of some great things during this stretch of races."
Career at Texas:
Chad will be making his eighth career start at the Texas Motor Speedway. Along with three starts at the track in the NASCAR Busch Series, he has four previous starts in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. His best finish at the track came last season in this event when he sped home with a fifth place finish.