BUSCH: Sparta: Bobby Hamilton, Jr. preview

TEAM MARINES RACING NOTES & QUOTES: Since scoring their first NASCAR Busch Series win in Loudon last month, the No. 25 Team Marines are on a roll, having posted three top-five and five top-ten finishes in the last five races. Their success has ...

TEAM MARINES RACING NOTES & QUOTES:
Since scoring their first NASCAR Busch Series win in Loudon last month, the No. 25 Team Marines are on a roll, having posted three top-five and five top-ten finishes in the last five races. Their success has propelled them from 11th to 5th in the points standings and suddenly they find themselves in contention for the 2002 championship.

"Until just a couple of races ago, our focus was on winning races and not really on the points standings," said Hamilton,Jr. "But with the way we are running and the finishes we have had over the last several weeks, we are now sitting fifth in the points and we see that we do have a shot at the championship. So we all sat down and made the unanimous decision to go for it! With 19 races left in the season, a lot can happen!"

Ammbusher, Inc. On Board as Associate Sponsor
Team Rensi Motorsports is pleased to announce the one-race associate sponsorship with Ammbusher, Inc. for the June 15, 2002 NASCAR Busch Series event at Kentucky Speedway. This will mark the second year of Ammbusher's association with Team Rensi Motorsports. Located in Aurora, IN, Ammbusher, Inc. was founded in 1992, by its current president Mr. D.L. Ransom. Ammbusher, Inc. is a nationwide manufacturer of skid steer attachments.

Bobby Hamilton, Jr. on Kentucky:
""Kentucky is a first-rate facility," said Hamilton, Jr. "Probably one of the nicest on the Busch circuit. It's a great place to race. They have just repaved the track surface making it really smooth and super fast from what I have heard, so I am anticipating a pretty exciting race for both the drivers and the fans. We're taking the same car we had in Nashville last week and I know the boys have been working hard all week turning it from a second place car to a winning car. We've got a lot of momentum going as a team and that's always an added advantage. We are exactly where we need to be right now. We're performing well on a consistent basis and in five weeks we've gone from 11th to 5th in the points. We are all feeling really good about that and are confident that this will be another great finish for the Team Marines Ford.

Fred Wanke on Kentucky:
"Last year, when I was with the No. 1 truck in the Craftsman Truck Series we dominated the race there but misfortune took us out of contention for the win," said Wanke. "They have repaved the track since we were there last, which has probably made it a little quicker. We'll use a set-up similar to the one we used in Las Vegas and go from there. The most important things at Kentucky are your aero package, horsepower and handling. If you have got all three, you've got a good shot at sitting in victory lane at the end of the day."

Equipment:
Hamilton, Jr. will pilot chassis No. 14 to Kentucky Speedway. This will mark the car's third appearance of the season. The first was at Charlotte three weeks ago where Hamilton, Jr. dominated the early stages of the race and went on to finish 7th. The second was at Nashville Superspeedway last weekend where the driver finished 2nd posting his second top-five finish in a row.

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