Bobby Hamilton Bringing "Chucky" for Race in CA * Bobby Hamilton will make his 4th NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start in the Racetickets.com 200 at California Speedway this Friday. * Hamilton has three top five finishes in his four NCTS ...
Bobby Hamilton Bringing "Chucky" for Race in CA
* Bobby Hamilton will make his 4th NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start in the Racetickets.com 200 at California Speedway this Friday.
* Hamilton has three top five finishes in his four NCTS starts at the two mile speedway.
* Hamilton posted a strong second place finish at California last season.
* He is coming off a 21st place finish last weekend at Daytona International Speedway.
* Hamilton's Daytona efforts were dashed when a stray window tear off got stuck on the front of his No. 18 Fastenal Dodge during the race's first few laps.
* Hamilton currently stands 21st in the NCTS driver's standings.
Bobby Hamilton's mindset heading to California: "I'm on a mission this year. My finish in Daytona was unacceptable to me and I told my guys after the race, we will rally back from this. I expect big things out of Bobby Hamilton Racing this year and I will be standing over each person until we get a win. BHR has grown, and each team is capable to win every week. We will not back down until we get one for each team. I'm pushing us to another level this year."
Coming out of Daytona with the BHR equipment relatively intact: "I was pretty happy with the fact that all four of my trucks came back from Daytona in one piece. That doesn't mean that we didn't have to replace the side on three out of the four of them. But overall I am happy with our BHR results. Before the race, we made a game plan and every driver at BHR stuck to that plan. That says a lot for our organization when nobody ventures off from the original plan. That almost never happens at an organization, but I think that shows how strong our team is. We're glad this season is rolling and I think you will see several wins from BHR this year."
Newest Scary Chassis: "The truck we are taking this week is a brand new one we have been working on during the winter. We nicknamed it Chucky because it was pieced together in some places and looked like that Chucky doll. They made one side of the truck wrong and had to cut it off and start over on it. So we pieced that back together and it had all kinds of stuff sticking off the side holding it together. We like it after we sent it to the wind tunnel while we were in Daytona. It was different than we expected, but we think for the better. We came up with this design when we made Slim Shady and that worked well for us. Then all these other teams caught up to that, so we adjusted it and made another one that we think is better. We were happy with the wind tunnel results and think it is going to race well in California. It is a lot heavier than we thought, so we discussed naming it Chunky but the other name had already stuck. We're going to give it a try this weekend and see if we will need to make adjustments or build another one before Atlanta."