Montgomery Ready To Shine in Hometown Nashville Preview: "Nashville is a fun track to race on. I will be making my eighth career start at the track this weekend so I have a lot of confidence heading into Saturday afternoon. The track has really...
Montgomery Ready To Shine in Hometown
Nashville Preview: "Nashville is a fun track to race on. I will be making my eighth career start at the track this weekend so I have a lot of confidence heading into Saturday afternoon. The track has really come along away from when it was first built. I remember the first time I drove around the track it was super slick. The track has done an awesome job working with the surface and taking out some of the bumps that caused problems in the beginning. It has tons of grip now and is an exciting track to compete on. It has provided for some awesome finishes in the past few years and this weekend will be no different. The second groove is starting to come in and I expect you will see side-by-side racing from the drop of the green flag to the checkered."
No Place Like Home: "There is nothing like racing at home. Being able to go to the race track and then come home and sleep in your own bed is such a nice change to the hotels we stay in. It is great for the guys on the team because they can do there job, but then go home and be with their families. There will always be a special place in my heart for the Nashville track no matter where I am. I have so many great memories there. Lots of family and friends will be on hand for the race and it is always great to have their support. I consider it a privilege to get the opportunity to race in my hometown because not every driver gets that chance."
Learning from the Best: "One thing I have realized this year is the importance of using your resources. I am a young driver and it is important for me to learn as much as I can at my age. I had high hopes going into this season. My whole team did and we have been haunted by bad luck. I have had great trucks each weekend. We have been fast and many times headed in the right direction when something out of our control has happened. The beginning of the season we crashed several times and now we are struggling with mechanical failure. It is no one persons fault. It is just racing and that is what makes our sport so unpredictable. I have been spending more time with Bobby (Hamilton) at the track and being willing to ask just about anything. It is a great teacher and I want to learn as much as I can from him. He teaches me things even when he does not realize it. We are hoping to go and test some in the second half of the season. Testing will give me seat time and will allow our team to try things for the future. I really feel we are onto something lately and the finishes are going to start happening. We just have to be patient and it will come."
* Montgomery is racing Butthead this weekend at Nashville Superspeedway. Montgomery raced the same truck five times this season.
* The Tennessee native will be making his third NCTS career start at Nashville on Saturday. He competed in last year's event and finished 23rd.
* In 2003, Montgomery competed in both the NCTS and Busch event at the 1.33-mile oval. He finished 22 and 39th respectively.
* Montgomery has four ARCA ReMax Series starts at the Superspeedway including a career best finish of third in 2002.
Crew Chief Kip McCord on Nashville: "Nashville has a concrete surface verses an asphalt surface like most of the tracks we race on. I have found concrete tracks to be more consistent than asphalt. It tends to be less temperature sensitive than a track such as Charlotte or The Brickyard. The track has lots of grip. Normally the more aggressive drivers perform really well at this track. The harder your driver can push it the faster you will go. BHR as an organization has always had a very strong showing at the speedway. Bobby (Hamilton) won last year and it was great for the entire organization. I expect all three teams to unload fast and be competitive the entire weekend."