Phoenix II: Donny Lia preview

Friday's running of the Lucas Oil 150 will mark Lia's first start at the one-mile oval. ROOKIE OF THE YEAR STATUS: Donny Lia trails Colin Braun and Brian Scott in the Raybestos® Rookie standings with just two races remaining in the 2008...

Friday's running of the Lucas Oil 150 will mark Lia's first start at the one-mile oval.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR STATUS:

Donny Lia trails Colin Braun and Brian Scott in the Raybestos® Rookie standings with just two races remaining in the 2008 season. Lia sits third 38 points behind leader Colin Braun and two points behind second-place Brian Scott.

SPONSORSHIP:

NationRides.com will be an associate sponsor of the No. 81 RMM Chevrolet's for the remaining races of the 2008 season.

CHASSIS:

Crew chief Eric Phillips has picked chassis No. 40 for the race at Phoenix International Raceway. The same chassis was run at Gateway International Raceway in September. The Randy Moss Motorsports team finished 16th after running right around the top-10 with Marc Davis behind the wheel.

LIA QUOTES:

ON GOING TO PHOENIX: "I really enjoy running on the flat one-milers. I have a lot of experience at Loudon, New Hampshire and I think that will help me some at Phoenix. With the chemistry and communication between myself and Eric Philips getting better every week and my experience on the short flat tracks, I feel we can go to Phoenix and get ourselves no less than a good solid top-10 finish."

OWNER QUOTES:

CO-OWNER DAVID DOLLAR: "We are in the final stretch of our first season as Randy Moss Motorsports and it has been a good year. We have a lot of positive momentum right now and the team has really come together with Donny driving in these last handful of races. Donny really does well on the flat tracks and we expect to have a great finish this weekend. We are looking forward to finishing the season and taking the momentum we've built over the last several weeks into the 2009 season."

APPEARANCES:

Lia will participate in an autograph session at the Chevy display on Friday, November 7, 2008 from 1:00 p.m. -- 1:30 p.m. (local time).

-credit: rmm

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Colin Braun , Brian Scott , Donny Lia , Marc Davis