Charlotte: Chase Montgomery preview

Chase On Lowe's: Chase is coming off a disappointing 29th place finish at the inaugural UAW/GM Ohio 250 at the Mansfield Motorsports Speedway last weekend. His bid for a top 15 finish was dashed with about 20 laps to go when he got caught up...

Chase On Lowe's:

Chase is coming off a disappointing 29th place finish at the inaugural UAW/GM Ohio 250 at the Mansfield Motorsports Speedway last weekend. His bid for a top 15 finish was dashed with about 20 laps to go when he got caught up in the short track version of the "big one".

"I would have to consider Lowe's as one of my most favorite tracks. The first time I raced here I sat on the front row in an ARCA race. We have done some testing the past few weeks at Pikes Peak and Texas and I believe that we have our 1.5 mile speedway package in real good shape. It is always nice to run at Charlotte because it is home for so many teams. We need to get some positive momentum going here for myself and the team and I can't think of a better place to do just that. "

#8 DODGE at Lowe's:

Chase will be racing a chassis called "Trix" this weekend. This is the same chassis that Chase sat on the front with at Daytona. After being caught up in the "big one", the chassis was stripped down and a new body hung on it.

Also, "Trix" is the chassis that was run last year by Bill Lester when he sat on the pole with it at the inaugural NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Lowe's.

Lowe's Sponsor:

Chase and his #8 BHR2 team will be joined for the second time this season by Big Daddy's Cycle World. The Big Daddy's logo will adorn the hood and rear quarters of the #8 DODGE much like it did earlier in the season at Atlanta. "We welcome back Big Daddy's again," said Chase. "We had a good time with them in Atlanta and we are grateful for their continued support."

Based in the Atlanta area, Big Daddy's is an authorized Harley Davidson connection as well as specializing in custom bikes.

Drive For Diversity:

Chase and his BHR2 team will be part of an exciting announcement that will take place on Thursday at the NASCAR R&D Center in Concord, NC. On the schedule for this event is the unofficial unveiling of the Drive For Diversity program 0x2022 of which the BHR2 team is proud to be involved and welcome aboard a member of this program.

Amar Johnson has come on board with the team as their new jackman. Amar, 24, has officially been with the team the last 2 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series events. With encouragement from his college professor at NC A&T, Johnson applied for the program and was invited to a combine as a result. From there he was chosen as one of the final members and under went an 8 week training course at the 5-Off-5-On school. After the completion of this training, Amar joined the team as its new jackman.

His goals are pretty simple, learn the sport from all aspects and become a full-time member in the shop and on the road for a NASCAR team.

Career at Lowe's:

Chase will be making his 5th career start at the Lowe's Motor Speedway. He has 3 starts at the 1.5 mile oval in the ARCA RE/Max Series with a best start of 2nd and best finish of 6th. He also competed at the track late last season in the NASCAR Busch Series where he piloted the #27 Pontiac for Brewco Motorsports.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Chase Montgomery , Bill Lester