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Homestead: Chase Montgomery preview

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Homestead: Chase Montgomery preview
Nov 17, 2004, 4:03 PM

Chase On Homestead: Chase is coming off a disappointing finish of 29th in his career debut at the challenging Darlington Raceway last week. He is looking to rebound and finish the season on a high note this week in Homestead. "I am ...

Chase On Homestead:

Chase is coming off a disappointing finish of 29th in his career debut at the challenging Darlington Raceway last week. He is looking to rebound and finish the season on a high note this week in Homestead.

"I am looking forward to getting to Homestead and finishing the season off strong. My guys right now are on top of their game and giving me some great trucks every week. We tested at Homestead a few months back for a DODGE manufacturers test and we were very good. We have put a lot of effort into our speedway program this season and I think it will show this week. I raced at Homestead last year in the Busch Series event and I am sure those laps and the test earlier this year will help us get up to speed pretty quickly. Homestead is a fun track and with the championship on the line I am sure it will be a great race - just like last year. I want to end the season on a good note and give us some momentum as we roll into the off season and prepare for the 2005 season."

#8 DODGE at Homestead:

Chase will be racing the chassis nicknamed "Chunky" this weekend at Homestead. This will be the tenth race of the season for "Chunky" as it has been the speedway workhorse for Chase and his BHR2 team. The truck was last run at Texas where Chase come home with a 17th place finish - in all "Chunky" has accumulated 6 top 20 finishes so far this season.

Season In Review:

The 2004 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season has been a roller coaster ride for Chase Montgomery and his #8 BHR2 team. The 21-year old rookie came into the season with high hopes and those were escalated to a higher level after a season opening front row qualifying effort at Daytona.

"We have definitely had a season filled with high and lows - and unfortunately it has been more lows than highs. This has been my first full season of competition in a NASCAR division and it has been a big learning experience for me. It took me a little while at the beginning of the season to get accustomed to these trucks but once we did that we got much better. I am very comfortable with how we are running at this stage of the season but we have had nothing but bad luck and that has killed us every week it seems like. I have been to a lot of tracks for the first time this season and that has also added to our learning curve. I have had a great time running the Craftsman Truck Series and look forward to doing so again next year. I think this year of learning has been good for me and this team and I think it will really benefit us next season. Finally, I really want to see my teammate and team owner, Bobby Hamilton, win this championship and that will cap off a great year for BHR and BHR2."

Career at Homestead:

Chase will be making his second career start at the 1.50-mile layout of the Homestead Miami Speedway. He competed at the track last season in the NASCAR Busch Series event.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Chase Montgomery