Chase On Nashville: Chase is coming off a disappointing 32nd place finish last week at IRP. The 20-year-old-rookie looks to rebound this week as he races in his hometown of Nashville. "The guys have been giving me some very strong trucks...
Chase On Nashville:
Chase is coming off a disappointing 32nd place finish last week at IRP. The 20-year-old-rookie looks to rebound this week as he races in his hometown of Nashville.
"The guys have been giving me some very strong trucks and the one this week will be no different. We learned some things a few weeks ago at a Kentucky test session and it really seemed to help us at Michigan and I am sure it will come into play here this week. We had a rare mechanical issue that hurt us last week and each time that has happened this season, this team bounces back in a big way - I am sure we will once again."
#8 DODGE at Nashville:
Chase will be racing the truck named "Hulk" this week. This will be the fifth race of the season for this truck and it has never finished out of the top-20. It last raced at Michigan to a 15th place finish and before that "Hulk" was run at Kentucky (20th), Kansas (13th) and Texas (18th).
Chase will be busy in his hometown this week. On Thursday afternoon he will be participating in a Habitat for Humanity home build in the Nashville area along with teammates Bobby Hamilton and Chad Chaffin. Then later in the day he will be appearing at an open house at the new state-of-the-art race shop for Bobby Hamilton Racing.
On Saturday morning Chase will be appearing at the track with the DODGE merchandise trailer from 11:00 a.m. - 12 Noon CST.
This is a very special weekend for Chase and his BHR teammates as they get the opportunity to race in their hometown in front of family and friends.
"Well there is no doubt that it is very special to get to race in front of your hometown crowd. It is always nice to sleep in your own bed and be in your familiar surroundings - not only for me but also everyone on this team. We will have lots of family and friends out at the track and it is special when you have that support. It is always cool to race in your hometown and it is not always something that a driver gets to do - so this is nice."
Chase and his BHR2 team will be carrying sponsorship from Tennessee Sports Medicine & Orthopedics (TSM) this week at Nashville.
Career at Nashville:
Chase will be making his second career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start at Nashville. He made his career debut in the series at the track last season and come home with a 22nd place finish. He also made a start last season at the track in the NASCAR Busch Series and finished 39th after an engine failure. The 20-year old rookie has 4 career starts at the 1.33-mile oval in the ARCA RE/MAX Series with a career best 3rd place finish back in the 2002 season.