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Jamie Aube teams up with Phil Bonifield at New Hampshire International Speedway (CONCORD, N.C.) - Phil Bonifield will have Jamie Aube compete in the No. 23 Red Line Synthetic Oil Chevrolet Silverado this weekend at New Hampshire International ...

Jamie Aube teams up with Phil Bonifield at New Hampshire International Speedway

(CONCORD, N.C.) - Phil Bonifield will have Jamie Aube compete in the No. 23 Red Line Synthetic Oil Chevrolet Silverado this weekend at New Hampshire International Speedway (NHIS). The North Ferrisburg, Vt., native has 38 NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch North Series starts at the 1.058-mile facility with one win in 1993. This weekend will mark Aube's first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at NHIS and his seventh in 2003.

"Having Jamie in the No. 23 Red Line Synthetic Oil Chevrolet Silverado will put us in contention for the win," said Bonifield, who will compete with Aube this weekend. "Jamie is a natural at this track. Jamie has started some races for us in the truck and pulled off a good qualifying run at Memphis earlier this year. He's been looking forward to running this race all summer long. Now it is here."

Bonifield will too take the green flag this weekend in the No. 86 Lane Automotive / Motor State Performance Warehouse Chevrolet Silverado. The Napa, Calif. native has competed in 13 events this season and sits 21st in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series' driver points' standings. Bonifield earned his best-career finish earlier this year at Memphis Motorsports Park, finishing 23rd and hopes to improve upon his finish at NHIS in 2001.

"New Hampshire is a large Martinsville," said Bonifield. "There is a lot of speed and brakes involved here to make a fast lap. Last year I ran a Busch Series car here and ran well until the engine blew some 30 laps into the race. This year practice should tell us how well we'll run in qualifying this weekend so we need to make the right adjustments. For final practice, we'll focus on race setups and the long green-flag runs, which are typical here at New Hampshire.

"Last week at Richmond, qualifying was rained out. I feel both Jamie and I can get good starting spots for Saturday's race. Let's hope the weather is good this weekend.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Phil Bonifield