Morgan looks for front row at Texas again

With only two races left in the 2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season, good runs count. Each driver is looking to end the season on a strong note helping to get the ball rolling for 2001. The better the runs late in the year, the more ...

With only two races left in the 2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season, good runs count. Each driver is looking to end the season on a strong note helping to get the ball rolling for 2001. The better the runs late in the year, the more encouragement the team has to get ready in the off season. For Morgan/Dollar Motorsports and driver Rob Morgan, Texas may be the place to get the ball in motion.

Rob Morgan driver of the #46 Acxiom/AbiliTec Ford F-150 looks to better his starting spot at Texas Motor Speedway by one place over his June performance. In June at the Pronto Auto Parts 400 Morgan put his brand new Acxiom Ford on the outside front row with a speed of 177.760 mph. The outside front row start was the best of Morgan's young career.

"I am excited about returning to Texas. I want to move up one spot from where I started in June. I really feel like we have a legitimate shot at the pole, Biffle only beat us by a couple of hundredths during the first race," Morgan commented.

Morgan ran in second place for nearly 50 laps before fading back. He was consistently in the top-ten for most of the evening as the rain clouds threatened to open on the track. With less than 60 laps to go, coming off turn one Morgan found Jack Sprague's truck stopped in the middle of the track, putting an end to his impressive run finishing 29th.

"I came off of turn one and there he was, I had no where to go. We had a great run going we got shuffled back through pit stops and were making our way back through the field. I felt really bad for the team because they worked really hard on our brand new truck, they got it back together for this race and I am sure it is even better than it was," he ended.

Green flag coverage of the O'Reilly 400 can be see Friday, October 13, on ESPN starting at 8:00 p.m. Flag-to-flag radio coverage can be found on MRN Radio.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Jack Sprague , Rob Morgan