Homestead: Chad Chaffin preview

Chad Chaffin Reflects on Season Before Final Race Under the Sun: "I am really looking forward to the racing and the weather at Homestead this weekend. It is a pretty straightforward track. Homestead is not difficult to drive, but you have to...

Chad Chaffin Reflects on Season Before Final Race

Under the Sun: "I am really looking forward to the racing and the weather at Homestead this weekend. It is a pretty straightforward track. Homestead is not difficult to drive, but you have to be able to use the draft to your advantage. We tested there and I really believe we found something good. The Dickies Racing Team is 10th in points going into this weekend's Ford 200, but I know we can finish better than that. We need to have a solid top-10 run at Homestead and with a little luck I believe we can climb up as high as seventh position in the points standings. We have struggled a little this year on 1.5-mile tracks, but after testing there it doesn't concern me as much this weekend. The Dickies Racing Team had a solid finish last week at Darlington and I am hoping to play off that run with an even better one in Homestead. Hopefully the bad luck is gone for good."

Last Race: "Homestead is my last race with the Dickies Racing Team. This season has been so much fun for me. I have enjoyed being a part of a wonderful organization and working with my guys at Bobby Hamilton Racing. I am so proud of what we have been able to accomplish this year. I wish them all the luck next season. They are strong group of guys and will be a force to reckon with at many of the tracks next year. No matter what happens in the future, I will always remember this year for my first NCTS win at Dover. It was such a team effort and that is how I will always remember it. Winning the next race at IRP was icing on the cake and such a show that was. I still can't believe we won that race! I want to thank Dickies for being such a great sponsor and I wish them all the luck as they go on to new levels in the sport. We won't be racing together next year, but this team and season will always hold a special place in my heart."

Notes:

* Chad is racing Scarface this weekend at Homestead. At the end of last season Hamilton passed this truck over to Chaffin.

* He has raced it seven times this year finishing in the top five twice.

* Scarface started on the pole, led the most laps and won the race last year at Homestead with Hamilton behind the wheel.

Championship Prediction: "I believe Bobby (Hamilton) will bring the championship home for BHR. It has been his year and I am so thankful to have shared it with him. I think he has a good chance at winning the race in Homestead too; that is if I don't. What a celebration that would be for BHR! The Square D Racing Team has to be careful and play all their cards right. They only have a 70 point lead and that is not what I call a cushion. Dennis (Setzer) is a strong competitor and you can never count him out, but I still think Bobby has got it covered. He needs to go out there and get a top-five finish and then he's pretty well got it in the bag. But knowing Bobby he won't settle for just a top-five finish, he's going to go out there and whip the field like he did last year."

-bhr-

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Chad Chaffin