Las Vegas: Orleans Racing preview

Las Vegas...When the Las Vegas 350 kicks into action at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Saturday, September 27, Orleans Racing will field a second truck in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Showcasing the behind-the-wheel talent of Scott Lynch, who...

Las Vegas...When the Las Vegas 350 kicks into action at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Saturday, September 27, Orleans Racing will field a second truck in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Showcasing the behind-the-wheel talent of Scott Lynch, who runs the Yerf-Dog/Orleans Dodge in the NASCAR Grand National, Winston West Division, this well-known Championship team is ready to add another page to their growing list of accomplishments.

While the Craftsman Truck Series may be new to Lynch, the current point leader and top rookie in the Winston West Series, running at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is not. It is, in fact, the track where he took his first career Winston West win last season. "This is my first full season in Winston West," says Lynch, who recently moved to Las Vegas to work full time for Orleans Racing. "We have been doing really well and now we are looking to increase our experience in the NASCAR arena. Yerf-Dog and Orleans Racing have provided me with a great opportunity and I'm really exciting about trying to make the field this weekend. Our goal is to qualify in the top 20 and finish in the top 20. If we can do that it would be great and if we can better our goal, it will be awesome."

With two wins and two poles so far this season in Winston West, Lynch has more than proven his qualifying ability. In nine out of ten events, he has earned a top four qualifying position, more than any other competitor in the series. "I always try to get a good starting spot," he says with a smile. The further up front you can start, the easier it is to stay out of trouble."

For the Las Vegas 350, Lynch will be behind the wheel of the No.61 Yerf-Dog/Orleans Dodge. "Orleans Racing have given me a brand new Dodge," continues Lynch. "It is their Number 10 Dodge and with their expertise on set-up and power from our Kroyer Racing Engine, we should be good to go. "I can't say enough good things about this team. They are really great and I'm learning an incredible amount. I really want to do well at this race for them and especially for Yerf-Dog, the largest manufacturer of karts in the United States. I certainly appreciate their continued support and doing well is just one of the ways to pay them back.

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