Texas II: TJ Bell preview

* Bell at Texas...The WinStar World Casino 350 will mark TJ Bell's seventh start at Texas Motor Speedway. In six previous starts at the 1.5-mile Fort Worth tri-oval, Bell has earned two top-10 starts and two top-20 finishes. Earlier this season,...

* Bell at Texas...The WinStar World Casino 350 will mark TJ Bell's seventh start at Texas Motor Speedway. In six previous starts at the 1.5-mile Fort Worth tri-oval, Bell has earned two top-10 starts and two top-20 finishes. Earlier this season, he started 16th and finished 14th.

* #11 Fights Back In Last Three Events...The #11 Red Horse Racing team suffered two disappointing finishes in a row at Martinsville and Talladega. A mid-race wreck resulted in a 30th place finish at Martinsville and an exploded brake rotor on lap six at Talladega resulted in a 29th place finish. Bell and the #11 team are not letting this bad luck get them down. They plan to turn things around this weekend in Texas and finish the 2009 season on a high note in the last three events.

* New Truck Chief For Bell...Tim Rice will be taking over the Truck Chief duties on the #11 starting this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Rice has most recently been serving as a Mechanic on the #71 Sprint Cup Series car for TRG Motorsports. Rice worked with TJ Bell in 2008 when he drove the #7 truck for TRG. Rice also served as Truck Chief for Rick Gay in the fall of 2007 at Wyler Racing with driver Jack Sprague. The two nearly won a race in their second outing together, which came at Texas Motor Speedway.

TJ Bell on racing at Texas Motor Speedway "Texas Motor Speedway is a really fast track and it's so much fun to drive. We were running really good there in the spring but got messed up on a green flag pit stop and ended up a lap down. I'm looking forward to going back! These last three races we are more focused than ever on earning the finishes that this team deserves. We just need a little luck on our side to make it happen."

Crew Chief Rick Gay on Texas Motor Speedway "I'm really excited to unload this truck and see what it can do. We've worked really hard on it this past week and feel confident it will be fast for TJ. We've had disappointing finishes lately but we are not going to let that get us down. This team had rebounded before and we can do it again. There is still time to get good finishes and end this season the way we started it."

Equipment Information The #11 Red Horse Racing team will compete with chassis # 129 in the WinStar World Casino 350 at Texas Motor Speedway. This is the same chassis that Bell raced at Las Vegas Motor Speedway where he started 13th and finished 12th.

-credit: rhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Jack Sprague
Teams TRG Motorsports , Red Horse Racing