Chad Chaffin statement on future

NASHVILLE, TN (October 19, 2005) -- NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Chad Chaffin recently parted ways with Wyler Racing. Chad will finish out the 2005 race season competing in select NASCAR Nextel Cup and Busch Series races. In addition,...

NASHVILLE, TN (October 19, 2005) -- NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Chad Chaffin recently parted ways with Wyler Racing. Chad will finish out the 2005 race season competing in select NASCAR Nextel Cup and Busch Series races. In addition, Chaffin is entertaining opportunities for the 2006 race season.

In his Craftsman Truck Series career, the Tennessee native has collected two victories and is the first driver to represent all four series manufacturers -- Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford and Toyota. In impressive fashion, Chaffin has collected top-five finishes for three of them (Dodge, Ford and Toyota).

Chad has released the following statement concerning the recent events surrounding his departure from Wyler Racing:

"First of all, let me say how proud I was to be a part of the Wyler Racing team and their beginning in NASCAR. The team came into existence in June with no race shop, no equipment, a few employees and one race truck -- but within three days the team was on the track competitively in Milwaukee. What we did have was an experienced crew chief, driver and crew dedicated along with Toyota's support as well as the ever important financial backing of Jeff Wyler. Because it was a new team we went to the track having to qualify on time to make the field -- which we did successfully and in the top-five twice. We elected to forego testing in order to focus on getting the team fully built with personnel, equipment and trucks. During the time as the team shaped and took form our race finishes really did not reflect how well we performed."

"I was excited as we entered the final stretch of the season having scheduled four test dates in preparation for the last five races of this season. We finally got the opportunity to test our first new truck at Homestead a few weeks ago and we were extremely pleased as we left the test as the fastest truck there. I had finished fifth in Martinsville and seventh in Atlanta earlier this season and led laps during each event -- thus giving all of us high expectations heading into these last five races."

"Now that the team has grown and taken shape, it is ready to contend for wins and thus I guess the apparent need for a driver with a larger list of credentials. To their credit the Wyler's have fulfilled all of their obligations to me personally and released me to pursue further opportunities in this sport. I will miss working with all of the guys on the team as they are a hard working and great bunch. With the progress we made together since day one back in June, I am sure they can make it to next level of competiveness."

-chad chaffin-

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