Texas II: Donny Lia preview

Lia has one start at the 1.5-mile oval starting 25th and finishing 19th in the June 6, 2008 Truck Series event at the track. Randy Moss Motorsports scored a 17th-place finish after starting 11th at Texas in June with Aric Almirola behind the ...

Lia has one start at the 1.5-mile oval starting 25th and finishing 19th in the June 6, 2008 Truck Series event at the track.

Randy Moss Motorsports scored a 17th-place finish after starting 11th at Texas in June with Aric Almirola behind the wheel.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR STATUS: Donny Lia trails Colin Braun by 30 points (185-155) in the Raybestos® Rookie standings with just three races remaining in the 2008 season.

SPONSORSHIP: NationRides.com will be an associate sponsor of the No. 81 RMM Chevrolet's for the remaining races of the 2008 season.

CHASSIS: Crew chief Eric Phillips has picked chassis No. 102 for the race at Texas Motor Speedway. The same chassis was run at Lowe's Motor Speedway (May), Texas Motor Speedway (June), Michigan International Speedway (June), Kentucky Speedway (July) and Nashville Superspeedway (August).

DONNY LIA:

WHAT DID YOU LEARN IN THE JUNE RACE THAT YOU CAN APPLY TO THIS WEEKEND? "I struggled a little bit at first, but really made gains back in June, my first time at Texas. From the time we unloaded up until the end of the race I learned quite a bit about getting around there. We were running ninth when we had to come down pit road to fix a hanging bumper bar, which cost us a Top-10 finish. Obviously I'd like to go back there with our Randy Moss Motorsports/Nationrides.com Chevy Silverado and improve on my performance at Texas from June. For us another top-10 on a 1.5-mile Speedway like Texas will be a great day. I know that I'll have another great truck and hopefully this week I can do a better job to help Eric (Phillips, crew chief) and the guys make the right adjustments and improve on our truck even more."

ON CONTINUING TO BUILD CHEMISTRY WITH ERIC PHILLIPS AND THE RMM CREW: "I've said it once and I'll say it again, this team gets stronger every week we go to the race track together. Last week's finish won't show that, but in time it will become apparent just how strong we are. To say that I really enjoy working with these guys is an understatement. I'm having a lot of fun with them and we all seem to get along great. I think a big part of that is the fact that we all go to the race track for one reason, and that is to win. We share that common goal and it is what brings us together and makes us stronger. Once again, I really need to thank Randy Moss, David Dollar and Nationrides.com for giving me the opportunity to drive for them, and to work with all of the great people that make up Randy Moss Motorsports."

CO-OWNER DAVID DOLLAR: "We are certainly looking forward to going back to Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. We had a decent run back in June with Aric (Almirola) and I anticipate a solid run this weekend with Donny (Lia). Our goal is to finish each week in the top 10 and end the season on a high note."

APPEARANCES:

Lia will participate in an autograph session at the Chevy display on Friday, October 31, 2008 from 2:00 p.m. -- 2:30 p.m. (Central Standard Time).

-credit: rmm

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Colin Braun , Aric Almirola , Donny Lia