Dover: Bobby Dotter race remarks

Dotter scores solid top-15 finish at Dover. Dover, DE: Bobby Dotter drove his ACME/People Against Drugs Chevrolet to a solid top-15 finish in the MBNA America 200 at Dover International Speedway on Friday, May 31. Dotter started the 200-mile ...

Dotter scores solid top-15 finish at Dover.

Dover, DE: Bobby Dotter drove his ACME/People Against Drugs Chevrolet to a solid top-15 finish in the MBNA America 200 at Dover International Speedway on Friday, May 31. Dotter started the 200-mile endurance contest in the 23rd position and took the checkered flag in the 14th position.

"We had a pretty good day," Dotter said. "As we expected, there was a lot of trouble out there and we managed to miss all of it. As you can see here in the garage after the race, there are a lot of crashed trucks, and most of them are damaged pretty severely.

"Our downfall today was tires. For whatever reason, we had two really good sets of tires and two sets of tires that just didn't agree with our setup. On the good sets, we ran lap times that were consistently in the top-10 times on the track. But on the other sets, we were so far off it got us a lap down and we could never recover."

Dotter and the Green Light Racing/People Against Drugs Racing Team welcomed ACME, an Albertson's company, to the team at Dover. ACME hosted a contest in conjunction with Hormel Foods that enabled a lucky shopper to win a trip to the MBNA America 200 and become an honorary crew member for the day. Keith Mapps, of Clayton, Delaware, was the lucky shopper.

"My daughter wanted to go to the ACME in Smyrna and get some pictures of the Spider-Man show car they had there," Mapps said. "Someone came up to me and said 'hey, you are the winner!' and here I am. I didn't even know they were having a contest, but here I am. I have had a lot of fun and the guys on the team have really gone out of their way to make me feel like a part of the team. This is my first (NASCAR Craftsman) Truck Series race, and I am a fan of Bobby Dotter and the series for life."

The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series returns to action at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway on Friday, June 7. The recently repaved TMS surface should provide some of the fastest speeds of the season for the Tough Trucks. The O'Reilly 400 from Texas Motor Speedway will get the green flag at 9 PM E.D.T. and can be seen live on ESPN and heard on MRN Radio affiliates nationwide.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Dotter