Butler battles Atlanta but stays positive in Top 10 point standings Brett Butler took to a track he has never raced on though it remained in his backyard in Atlanta, Georgia his entire life. Sounds crazy but the youngster has never had the ...
Butler battles Atlanta but stays positive in Top 10 point standings
Brett Butler took to a track he has never raced on though it remained in his backyard in Atlanta, Georgia his entire life.
Sounds crazy but the youngster has never had the opportunity to race at the ultra fast Atlanta Motor Speedway until he grabbed the wheel of the #47 Fuel Doctor USA Chevy in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this past weekend.
"I have always been fond of Atlanta Motor Speedway and have been here several times but never to race. It is very fast and tests drivers every second of every lap and that is exactly what happened Saturday," stated Butler.
Butler struggled to get comfortable with the "edge of the seat" feeling often experienced at the 1.5 mile tri-oval but overcame and qualified 32nd for the running of the EZ-Go 200.
"It is not the best qualifying effort of my career but honestly that has never been my strong suit. There are so many guys with tons of laps here and top notch equipment built for Atlanta and we knew it was going to take an extraordinary day for us to finish near the front."
Brett rallied from the rear of the field and showed a lot of patience during the learning curve at Atlanta to bring the Fuel Doctor USA truck home in the 23rd position.
"The RWR (Rick Ware Racing) team was really conservative this weekend knowing the odds we were up against and it worked in our favor, having a truck in one piece, logging laps and finishing in the Top 10 in points," claimed Butler.
Butler is currently tied with team mate Donnie Neuenberger for the 10th position in the Championship Standings after two races and 2nd in Rookie of the Year Championship as well.
Butler now looks forward to a track that he is familiar with, Martinsville Speedway. "I've actually got some laps in a truck somewhere." Brett chuckled.
The Georgia native finished 26th and 20th in the two races at the half mile track in 2009 and knows he has a great opportunity to showcase his talents once again.
"I am really looking forward to running at Martinsville. The guys brought a really great truck there last year with Tim Brown and I know they will give me exactly what I need to get the job done."
-source: rick ware racing