Memphis: Chad Chaffin preview

Chad Chaffin No. 60 Wyler Racing Toyota Tundra Career at Memphis: This will be Chad Chaffin's eighth career start at the Memphis Motorsports Park. In addition to four previous starts at the track in the Craftsman Truck Series he also...

Chad Chaffin
No. 60 Wyler Racing Toyota Tundra

Career at Memphis:

This will be Chad Chaffin's eighth career start at the Memphis Motorsports Park. In addition to four previous starts at the track in the Craftsman Truck Series he also has three starts in the Busch Series to his credit.

Chad On Memphis:

"I really like Memphis -- it is one of my favorite tracks. It is a lot like IRP and we won there last year so it really fits my style of racing. The track at Memphis really allows for some good racing as it is a wide track and the two distinct different ends make it interesting. Add the fact that we will be running under the lights for the first time there and that adds another element to the excitement. We have had an extra week to prepare for this race in Memphis and that has been very helpful for this three week old team of Wyler Racing. This is a home state race for me and one place where this young team can shine and be a serious contender on Saturday night."

Chad Turns To Baseball:

In addition to testing his racing skills this week on the .75-mile track of the Memphis Motorsports Park, Chad will also heavily test his baseball skills. In back-to-back nights, Chad will throw out the first pitch at two minor league baseball games in the state of Tennessee.

First at hand, will be throwing out the first pitch for his hometown minor league baseball team the Nashville Sounds on Thursday night. The first-place Sounds are part of the Pacific Coast League and are the AAA affiliate for the Milwaukee Brewers. Chad will launch the ceremonial first pitch before the Sounds take on division rival Memphis Redbirds. Then on Friday night, Chad will follow the Redbirds (AAA affiliate for the St. Louis Cardinals) to their home park and throw out the first pitch at arguable the best minor league baseball park ever built -- AutoZone Park in downtown Memphis.

"I have always wondered what it would be like to be a professional baseball player and I guess for two nights I will get a little taste of it," said Chad. "I feel honored to even be asked to do this and to do it two nights in a row will be really cool. On Thursday night with the Nashville Sounds I will get to take my two sons to the game and we will have some friends there as well so that will be neat -- of course they will be there to see if I can make the throw to home plate or not. In all, I think it will be really fun and a great opportunity for me to get out in my home state and meet some fans."

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Series NASCAR Truck
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