Fort Worth II: Bobby Dotter race notes

Dotter comes from back to finish 15th in Silverado 350 at Texas Motor speedway. ROANOKE, TX Bobby Dotter drove the Albertson's/People Against Drugs Chevrolet from 28th at the start to a 15th place finish in the Silverado 350 NASCAR Craftsman...

Dotter comes from back to finish 15th in Silverado 350 at Texas Motor speedway.

ROANOKE, TX Bobby Dotter drove the Albertson's/People Against Drugs Chevrolet from 28th at the start to a 15th place finish in the Silverado 350 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday, September 14.

"We made every change we could think of after practice last night," Dotter said after the event. "We changed four springs, four shocks, and the rear gear. We changed everything the number and the driver. It was all an educated guess, and at the start of the race we were really wondering if we made the right decision. But as the race wore on, the truck got faster and faster. In fact, we ran the fastest lap of our race on the last lap."

"We really had it running pretty good at the end," said crew chief Doug Howe. "We threw everything at it except the kitchen sink this afternoon and it really paid off. We didn't expect that much coming in to the race, and we are really happy to come out of here with a solid finish. This team is a bunch of old short track racers, and we can't wait to get back to South Boston. We are taking the same truck we ran at Martinsville, and we finished fourth there in the spring. We're looking forward to it."

Dotter unofficially maintains the 14th position in NCTS point standings, now 103 points behind Lance Norick for the 13th spot.

"That was a good day points wise," he said. "That is what we need to do, run consistently and finish races. If we can keep that up, we might be able to pick up another position or two in the points. For a team on the budget we are on, that would be a pretty decent accomplishment."

Dotter returns to action this Saturday, September 14 at the South Boston Speedway for the John Boy and Billy 250. The event will be televised live on ESPN at 3 pm ET, and can be heard live on XM Satellite Radio and MRN Radio affiliates nationwide.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Dotter , Lance Norick