TEAM MARINES RACING NOTES & QUOTES: Bobby Hamilton, Jr. and the No. 25 Team Marines enter the Busch 200 at Hew Hampshire International Speedway fresh off a heartbreaking weekend at Richmond. After dominating the Hardee's 250 and leading a race-...
TEAM MARINES RACING NOTES & QUOTES:
Bobby Hamilton, Jr. and the No. 25 Team Marines enter the Busch 200 at Hew Hampshire International Speedway fresh off a heartbreaking weekend at Richmond. After dominating the Hardee's 250 and leading a race- high 158 laps, the unthinkable happened -- Hamilton, Jr.'s car stopped running with just eight laps to go, costing both driver and team their first NASCAR Busch Series win. The crew determined that the engine had failed due to a fuel pick up problem, as opposed to a blown motor originally suspected by Hamilton, Jr.
Team Marines Racing To Honor Mothers of NHIS for Mother's Day:
Team Rensi Motorsports and the United States Marine Corps will honor all the Mom's of America this weekend at NHIS for Mother's Day. To honor the special day, local Marines from the Portsmouth, NH, Recruiting Command will hand out 1,000 red carnations, donated by Team Rensi Motorsports, to mothers in attendance. Along with the carnation will be a unity lapel pin of the Blue Star Service flag to honor all of the men and women who are making sacrifices to protect their country, as well as their mothers. The Blue Star Service flag is the nationally recognized symbol for a loved one serving in the Armed Forces during any period of war. Please join Team Rensi Motorsports and the United States Marine Corps in keeping these families in our thoughts and prayers.
Bobby Hamilton, Jr. on New Hampshire:
"I'm really looking forward to going back to Loudon. I've always run really well there and have never finished outside of the top eleven. Like everybody else though, I don't really know what to expect this time since they have made some changes to the track. It will be interesting to see how everyone adjusts to the changes. I have high expectations for this race. We are taking the same car we had in Richmond last weekend and that is one awesome car. Right now, our on-track performance is right where it needs to be, we just need a little luck to come our way. Waiting for that first win is frustrating but I know that if we keep going at the pace we're going, it' s not too far around the corner."
Fred Wanke on New Hampshire:
"I don't think anyone is really sure what to expect in Loudon this weekend since they have reconfigured the track. But at least that puts everyone on a level playing field. I have a lot of good notes from past races there, but not being exactly sure of how the track has changed, I'm not sure how much good they'll do me. You need a lot of horsepower at Loudon, especially coming of f the corners and down the straightaways. Robert Yates has consistently given us what we need as far as horsepower is concerned. I am very proud of this team and of their performance. Everything just seems to be falling into place perfectly. Now, if someone could please just hand us a little bit of luck."
Hamilton, Jr., who currently sits 11th in the Busch Series points standings, will pilot the same car he drove last weekend at Richmond, a race that he dominated for 158 laps before a fuel pick up problem cost him his first NASCAR Busch Series win with only eight laps to go.
Hamilton, Jr. will be at the Team Marines Racing souvenir trailer on Saturday, May 11, 2002 from 9:15am to 10:00am signing autographs and greeting fans.