TEAM MARINES RACING NOTES & QUOTES: In seven starts at Lowe's Motor Speedway, Hamilton, Jr. has three top-10 finishes under his belt. This weekend he looks to better that with a win in the CarQuest Auto Parts 300. Hamilton, Jr.'s one career win...
TEAM MARINES RACING NOTES & QUOTES:
In seven starts at Lowe's Motor Speedway, Hamilton, Jr. has three top-10 finishes under his belt. This weekend he looks to better that with a win in the CarQuest Auto Parts 300. Hamilton, Jr.'s one career win came last season at New Hampshire International Raceway. Both driver and team are hungry for another trip to victory lane.
New Crew Chief Announced:
Championship-winning crew chief Harold Holly has been named Crew Chief and Director of Competition for the No. 25 NASCAR Busch Series Ford Taurus owned by Team Rensi. Holly will make his debut as crew chief for the No. 25 Team Marines Ford at Dover Downs International Speedway on Saturday, May 31.
"I can't wait to get started," said Holly. "With Bobby (Hamilton, Jr.) behind the wheel and a solid crew behind us we will become the team to beat. I've been brought on board to help this team over the hump and into victory lane. Sam and Ed (Rensi, co-owners of Team Rensi Motorsports) have gathered all the tools necessary for this team to compete for the Busch Series championship. I'm excited to be here and for the future of Team Rensi."
Bobby Hamilton, Jr. on Charlotte:
"Lowe's Motor Speedway has a personality all its own," said Hamilton, Jr. "It's not like some of the new 1.5 mile "cookie cutter" race tracks we go to. If you're car is not handling well, turns three and four can be a hairy. It's much tighter in three and four than it is in one and two and the banking is a little bit different. It's also very temperature sensitive track. Just a little cloud passing over the race track will effect your car. I have always run pretty well at Lowe's, especially last year with two top-10's. We'd like to improve upon those finishes and get the Team Marines Ford back to victory lane."
The No. 25 Team Marines will compete with chassis No. 22 this weekend at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Hamilton, Jr. has driven this chassis to one top-five, two top-10's and four top-15 finishes in four races this season. North Carolina Speedway (13th), Darlington Raceway (12th) and Nashville Superspeedway (10th), California (18th) and Gateway (5th).
Hamilton, Jr. will be at the Food Lion's SpeedStreet in downtown Charlotte on Thursday, May 22, 2003 to greet fans and sign autographs. Look for him at the Creative Loafing stage from 4-6pm!