Chicagoland: Shelby Howard preview

NUMBER TWO IN THE NO. 2: Shelby Howard will return to Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, piloting the No. 2 Foretravel Motorcoach Chevrolet for the second time this season. The Greenwood, Indiana native made his KHI...

NUMBER TWO IN THE NO. 2: Shelby Howard will return to Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, piloting the No. 2 Foretravel Motorcoach Chevrolet for the second time this season. The Greenwood, Indiana native made his KHI debut at O'Reilly Raceway Park (ORP) in July, where he started and finished in the 11th position.

WELCOME HOME BUTCH: Butch Hylton, crew chief for the No. 2 Foretravel Motorcoach Chevrolet, calls Chicagoland Speedway home. Hylton began his racing career in his nearby hometown of Rockford, Illinois, balancing his work as a diesel engine rebuild specialist, with his part-time work as a mechanic for late model and super late model teams.

THOUGHTS FROM THE DRIVER: Shelby Howard

What are your thoughts going into the race at Chicagoland Speedway?

"I'm excited about going back to Chicagoland Speedway, since I've already been there once this year in the Nationwide car. I'm looking forward to my second opportunity to work with the group at KHI. We should be better after the initial run at ORP. I'm excited for my first chance to race a mile-and-a-half track with the team. The whole package should come together, as KHI has the best program in the Truck Series."

PREVIOUS RACE RECAP: Elliott Sadler demonstrated that he had a truck that could contend for the win last Wednesday night at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, but late-race contact with a competitor led to a night-ending wreck with 14 laps remaining in the 200-lap event. With body damage and destroyed front brakes, the No. 2 Chevrolet Silverado was relegated to a 26th-place finish in a caution-filled race at "the world's fastest half mile."

CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 2 team will utilize chassis No. 044 this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. The No. 044 chassis has been used twice by Ron Hornaday this season, most recently at Michigan International Speedway where he scored a fourth-place finish after starting second. The chassis has not been utilized by the No. 2 team in 2010.

-source: khi

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Shelby Howard , Elliott Sadler