Clay Rogers preview

Darlington

Following a 16th-place run at Phoenix last race, Clay Rogers and the Ricky Benton Racing (RBR) Enterprises BTS Tire and Wheel Distributors/fleetHQ No. 92 Chevy Silverado team come to Darlington Raceway for the Too Tough to Tame 200 second in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) points.

Clay Rogers, Chevrolet; Todd Bodine, Germain Racing Toyota and Brandon Gaughan, Germain Toyota
Clay Rogers, Chevrolet; Todd Bodine, Germain Racing Toyota and Brandon Gaughan, Germain Toyota

Alexander Trienitz

RBR at Darlington: RBR Enterprises has one previous start in the NCWTS at Darlington Raceway. Last season, the No. 92 BTS Tire and Wheel Distributors/fleetHQ Chevy started 20th in the Too Tough to Tame 200 and finished 16th.

Rogers at Darlington: The 2011 Too Tough to Tame 200 will be Clay Rogers’ first NCWTS attempt at Darlington.

Last race recap: The No. 92 BTS Tire and Wheel Distributors/fleetHQ team qualified 13th for the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix two weeks ago. Rogers kept the truck on the lead lap all night and finished 16th.

Camping World Truck Series Points: Rogers enters Darlington second in the NCWTS points, one point behind leader Matt Crafton. Cole Whitt is two points behind Rogers in third. Johnny Sauter and Timothy Peters round out the top-five.

Clay Rogers quotes:

On Darlington: “Darlington is a great track with lots of history. In 23 years of racing, I have never had the opportunity to race there so I am looking forward to checking it off my list. I got to check Daytona off my list earlier this year and we had a good finish. I hope we have the same type of finish here at Darlington. “

On the new NASCAR points system: “With the way this new points system is set up, we can stay up front if we can keep the truck in the top-10 race in and race out. With this small team, we kind of have a David and Goliath thing going against these teams that are essentially (Sprint) Cup teams running in the truck series.

Owner Ricky Benton Quotes:

On Darlington: “Darlington is a tough old track and it’s always home to some good racing. This is our biggest event of the year. We have been involved with racing just down the road at Myrtle Beach for a long time so I hope we have a lot of supporters here on Saturday night cheering on the No. 92 Chevrolet. “Heading back to Darlington with what we learned here last year, our goal is to finish in the top-10 and anything better than that is icing on the cake.”

On his team’s early season run: “We have a good group of guys around (driver) Clay (Rogers). We know we are an underfunded team going up against a lot of these big names, but we are well prepared and our team is always ready to go racing. We don’t show up not to run well.”

-source: rbr enterprises

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine , Clay Rogers , Matt Crafton , Johnny Sauter , Timothy Peters , Cole Whitt
Teams Germain Racing
Tags benton, clay rogers, darlington