Andy Houston returns to driver's seat

Houston Back in The Saddle Again MOORESVILLE, NC- (June 29, 2004) -After a one week hiatus, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Andy Houston finds himself singing the familiar refrain from a famous Gene Autry song, "I'm Back in the...

Houston Back in The Saddle Again

MOORESVILLE, NC- (June 29, 2004) -After a one week hiatus, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Andy Houston finds himself singing the familiar refrain from a famous Gene Autry song, "I'm Back in the Saddle Again." Houston returns to the wheel of the No. 2 Team ASE/CARQUEST Dodge for this Saturday's truck series race at Kansas Speedway. NASCAR veteran Jimmy Spencer piloted the Ultra Motorsports entry last week at Milwaukee while Houston raced the No. 59 Harris Trucking Dodge.

"I want to thank Jimmy Spencer for stepping in and helping the Team ASE/CARQUEST Dodge crew evaluate our program," Houston said. "I also want to thank Jim Harris for allowing me to drive the No. 59, that really helped us with the driver's points scenario."

Houston will make his second career stop at Kansas Speedway's 1.5 mile tri-oval. It is a track that offers an even racing surface with ample grooves that allow a driver to search for that perfect line.

"I went to Kansas in a Cup car in 2001 with Cal Wells," Houston said. "We qualified 16th and we finished 18th. We ran really good for most of the race. I really liked the track a lot. It is really smooth and there is plenty of room to work with. It reminds me of Chicago more than any other track that I have been to. We tested earlier this year at Chicago and there are some real similarities between the two tracks. The fans in Kansas are really enthusiastic. NASCAR racing is just starting to make its mark in the Midwest and the fans there really get into it. As a driver that gets you pumped up."

The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway is slated for Saturday July 3rd. The event will be broadcast live on the Speed Channel, MRN Radio and XM Satellite Radio at 3pm ET.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Jimmy Spencer , Andy Houston