Memphis: TJ Bell preview

TJ Bell Has His Sights On The Elvis Trophy * Bell Is Taking His Blue Suede Shoes to Memphis...TJ Bell may feel like he's been living in the "Heartbreak Hotel" lately. He and his ...

TJ Bell Has His Sights On The Elvis Trophy

* Bell Is Taking His Blue Suede Shoes to Memphis...TJ Bell may feel like he's been living in the "Heartbreak Hotel" lately. He and his #11 Red Horse Racing team haven't had the best of luck so far this season. Bell seems to find himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. He has been caught up in accidents in five of the last seven races and last week in Milwaukee, his clutch unexpectedly blew apart and took him out of the race after only 37 laps. One thing is for sure, this team is not giving up. Bell is a huge Elvis fan and he plans to put on a good show for the "King of Rock and Roll" in his hometown of Memphis.

* New to Memphis.... The 200 will mark TJ Bell's second Camping World Truck Series start at Memphis Motorsports Park. In 2008, Bell started 29th and finished 18th. He completed all 204 laps possible.

* Wedding Bells to Ring Three Times at Red Horse Racing...Three of RHR's own are getting married over the two off weekends coming up. #17 Crew member Chris Taylor is getting married on July 3rd in Cornelius, NC to Jennifer Mussard. Crew chief Chad Kendrick will marry Katie Hull on July 4th in Greensboro, NC and Crew Chief Rick Gay will marry RHR's Public Relations Manager, Sarah Holladay on July 11th in Kansas City, KS.

Taking Time Out For St. Jude...Before he takes to the track at Memphis Motorsports Park, TJ Bell and Red Horse Racing teammate Timothy Peters will be making a stop at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital located in Memphis. Bell will tour the hospital and sign autographs for St. Jude patients.

TJ Bell and Red Horse Racing are sending thoughts and prayers to Reno, Nevada where Bell's fiance's mother, Linda Gamboa is recuperating from her surgery two weeks ago.

TJ Bell on racing at Memphis Motorsports Park "I want that Elvis Trophy Bad! I'm an Elvis fan and it would be really cool to bring home the very last Elvis trophy at Memphis Motorsports Park. I really like the track. It's nice to run these two short track races back to back but Memphis is more banked than Milwaukee so that adds a new element. We're taking the same truck from Milwaukee and it was good there so I'm looking forward to seeing what we've got for Memphis."

Crew Chief Rick Gay on Memphis Motorsports Park "I can't wait to go back to Memphis. I have a good set up there that really worked for us in 2007. We took Brad Keselowski there and sat on the pole and almost won the race but got spun out while leading with just a handful of laps to go. That ride led to Brad's ride with JR Motorsports. I think TJ has a lot of the same characteristics and talent that Brad has so I'm looking forward to running Memphis with TJ and hopefully we can get our hands on that last Elvis trophy."

Equipment Information The #11 Red Horse Racing team will compete with chassis # 136 in the MemphisTravel 200 at Memphis Motorsports Park. This is the same chassis Bell ran last weekend at The Milwaukee Mile where he started 20th due to owner's points and finished 28th as a result of a blown clutch early in the race.

-credit: rhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Brad Keselowski , Timothy Peters
Teams JR Motorsports , Red Horse Racing