Bobby Hamilton focuses on Watkins Glen's esses

Bobby Hamilton, driver of the No. 4 Kodak MAX Film Monte Carlo, will be focusing on the esses this week at the upcoming Global Crossing at the Glen. The Morgan-McClure Motorsports team will be headed to Watkins Glen in upstate New York...

Bobby Hamilton, driver of the No. 4 Kodak MAX Film Monte Carlo, will be focusing on the esses this week at the upcoming Global Crossing at the Glen. The Morgan-McClure Motorsports team will be headed to Watkins Glen in upstate New York to compete on the twisting 2.45 mile road course. Retired driver Ernie Irvan drove the Kodak yellow Chevrolet to victory in the '91 Bud at the Glen event. Morgan-McClure has wins at both road course circuits on the NASCAR Winston Cup series schedule. One year ago, the team started the race in position 12 and finished in position 22. They were ranked 14th in the point standings. In 1998, Hamilton finished the race in 13th from the 14th starting spot. The team was 14th in the point standings.

Bobby Hamilton quotes on Watkins Glen
"Watkins Glen has concrete corners. It is much different from the other road course we race at (Sears Point). The setups are not the same. Actually the track is much easier to drive. I really don't think it is as hard on tires. "Probably the most difficult places on the track for a driver are the esses and turn two.They used to be dead spots. A spotter could not see those places before, but now I think they have that problem fixed. Any place else on the track a car can get off to the side and does not present a huge problem. "I'm pumped about going to the Glen. I don't particularly like road courses, but I know how to drive them now. So I'm ready to go. We had an engine problem last week. I feel like I'm on top of my game right now. The team has just had tremendous let downs each week. I'm looking for a good run. Hopefully that will come this weekend. Then we have Bristol, Darlington, Richmond and The Rock coming up. We usually do well at those tracks. I'd be happy if we could turn out some good finishes."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Ernie Irvan