BUSCH: Memphis: Hamilton Jr - Ford Friday interview

Bobby Hamilton Jr., driver of the No. 35 McDonald's Ford Fusion is the 2003 winner at Memphis Motorsports Park in the NASCAR Busch Series. Hamilton Jr. is sixth in the point standings and talks about returning to Memphis. YOU ARE A PREVIOUS RACE...

Bobby Hamilton Jr., driver of the No. 35 McDonald's Ford Fusion is the 2003 winner at Memphis Motorsports Park in the NASCAR Busch Series. Hamilton Jr. is sixth in the point standings and talks about returning to Memphis.

YOU ARE A PREVIOUS RACE WINNER HERE IN MEMPHIS. "Yeah, we won here, but that was the past because everything changes so much, like tires are other situations. We have won here, but we've also run bad here, too. Short tracks are the same everywhere you go. For instance, Bristol you can get caught up in somebody else's mess and just get completely turned around. You pretty much know how your day is going to be with the last 50 laps, where you are at and what situation your going to be in. That's when you can try to figure out if you're going to have a good day or bad day. It's typical short track racing. If you start up front and have a really fast car the whole time you are here, it's going to be a good day for you. But if you start in the middle and work on your car and driving aggressive at the same time it will get you in trouble. It all starts today on practice and what you've got to work with."

HOW DOES TODAY'S COOLER AND RAINY TEMPERATURES EFFECT RACING WHEN TOMORROW THE WEATHER IS GOING TO BE CLEAR AND A LITTLE WARMER? "Well, the tires will be cold, so it will be slick but that's something we deal with every week as far as the tires. The temperature will be easy on the drivers but it will be hard to get the cars going, but after five or six laps, that all goes away. It will be typical short track racing."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Bobby Hamilton Jr.