BOBBY HAMILTON JR. READY TO RECAPTURE THAT WINNING FEELING TECH-NET DODGE DRIVER SET FOR DAYTONA RUMBLE Mt. Juliet, TN - (February 10, 2006) Bobby Hamilton Jr. has that old feeling back in his bones - that I really might have a good chance to ...
BOBBY HAMILTON JR. READY TO RECAPTURE THAT WINNING FEELING
TECH-NET DODGE DRIVER SET FOR DAYTONA RUMBLE
Mt. Juliet, TN - (February 10, 2006) Bobby Hamilton Jr. has that old feeling back in his bones - that I really might have a good chance to win feeling. Race car drivers have it when they know they are in good equipment. After languishing in non-competitive equipment in the NASCAR Nextel Cup series for the last couple of years Hamilton Jr. climbs behind a competitive TECH-NET Dodge for next Friday's FlexFuel 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
"It will be interesting," Hamilton Jr. said as he prepares for the race. "I feel like that for the first time in a long time I have something I can win races with."
Hamilton Jr. has five NCTS starts to his credit and has made the most of his limited time in the series. He has two top-five finishes and has led in three of his NCTS starts for a total of 135 laps in truck series competition, narrowly missing wins at Darlington and Nashville. Hamilton Jr. also has an impressive five NASCAR Busch Series wins in his career.
"I am really looking forward to the truck race at Daytona," Hamilton Jr. "At the test we could go from the back to the front, fall back and then go to the front again. Going off what we experienced there and with feedback from everybody on the BHR team we felt pretty good about that. The TECH-NET Dodge should be pretty stout. One of the big things at Daytona is not being free in traffic and we didn't have that problem."
Strategy always plays a huge role at tracks where drafting comes into play. Friday night's battle will prove no different.
"As for the race we have to figure out all the angles," Hamilton Jr. stated. "Strategy plays a big factor in the race. It is important to make the right choices on when to go to the front and when to stay in the back. I am fortunate because I have some really good experienced drivers like my dad and Timothy Peters to run with and try and decide what the best plan is."
Hamilton Jr. has also joined forces with TECH-NET Professional Automotive Service (www.technetprofessional.com) and the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics (www.specialolympics.org). Hamilton will drive a uniquely designed TECH-NET Professional Auto Service/Law Enforcement Torch Run No. 08 Dodge created to help raise awareness and funding for the Special Olympics at Daytona.
"This is a great cause and we are happy to be a part of it," Hamilton Jr. said. "The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is the movement's largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. I have a lot of friends in the Law Enforcement community and I am glad that I can be a part of this public awareness program. Thanks to the support from TECH-NET Professional members, I can be involved with this great cause."