TEAM MARINES RACING NOTES & QUOTES: The No. 25 Team Marines head to Gateway International Raceway looking for their second victory of the season. Last weekend, they posted their 9th top-10 finish of the year, despite a flat tire that put them...
TEAM MARINES RACING NOTES & QUOTES:
The No. 25 Team Marines head to Gateway International Raceway looking for their second victory of the season. Last weekend, they posted their 9th top-10 finish of the year, despite a flat tire that put them two laps down mid-way through the event. With the ninth place finish, Hamilton, Jr. picked up two spots in the points sliding into 6th place and now turns his focus to battling his way into the top-five.
Bobby Hamilton, Jr. on Gateway:
"Any race at Gateway is going to be an exciting one. This is a challenging track because of the way it is designed. You will never have a perfect handling race car there. If you have it perfect in one and two, in general, it will be awful in three and four. This is a place where good communication with your crew chief is key. You have to work together in finding a set up that will work. Fred and I have developed such a good relationship and have such strong communication that we are totally in synch with one another on how the car is handling. I know we will figure out what we need to have a good run this weekend."
Fred Wanke on Gateway:
"I am looking forward to going to Gateway this weekend. We won the race their last year in the Truck Series, and any one that knows me knows that I keep really good notes. I feel pretty confident knowing the type of set-up we are going to have for this year's race. A great handling car is what you need at Gateway. It's an egg shaped track and turns one and two are much tighter and have a higher degree of banking than three and four. The design makes it next to impossible to find a way to make the car handle equally at both ends of the track. It's all about compromise. You have to find a set up that the driver is comfortable with all the way around the track."
Hamilton, Jr., who currently sits sixth in the NASCAR Busch Series points standings, will drive Devil Dog for the second consecutive weekend in the Charter Pipeline 250 at Gateway International Raceway. This will mark "Devil Dog's " fifth appearance of the season - Darlington (12th), Nashville (3rd), Texas (8th), Dover (3rd) and Chicago (9th)..