Nashville: Phil Bonifield preview

(CONCORD, N.C.) - Team Racing announced today Meguiar's Inc. will be the primary sponsor on the No. 23 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Phil Bonifield this weekend at Nashville Superspeedway. The Irvine, Calif. based organization is the world's ...

(CONCORD, N.C.) - Team Racing announced today Meguiar's Inc. will be the primary sponsor on the No. 23 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Phil Bonifield this weekend at Nashville Superspeedway. The Irvine, Calif. based organization is the world's leading surface care product organization with its manufacturing plant in Nashville, Tenn. 2003 marks Meguiar's sixth year sponsoring Bonifield in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

"Meguiar's has been a loyal sponsor to my racing efforts in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series," said Bonifield, who made his first start in 1999. "Meguiar's came on board in 1998 when I was a truck owner and has been an associate sponsor on the No. 23 Red Line Synthetic Oil Chevrolet Silverado ever since. Meguiar's has more than 300 different products to keep your car or truck clean so you can bet I'll have the slickest truck on the track."

Bonifield has one race under his belt at Nashville Superspeedway, finishing 27th in 2001. This will be Bonifield's 11th start in 2003 and sixth competing with teammate T.J. Bell, a Raybestos Rookie of the Year contender. The Napa, Calif. native is in his fifth season as a driver and has been in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series since 1996 as an owner. This will be Bonifield's fourth start on a concrete oval and second this season.

"There is no grip outside the bottom lane at Nashville," said Bonifield. "The track is challenging like any other track we go to. This will be another learning curve for T.J. this season and I want to help him qualify well this weekend. Every year we go to a track we get better and better and this year shows. We're in the top-25 in the standings and have moved up ever since Dover. We've had a few setbacks but we've been able to rebound and come back the following week and compete. Hopefully we can get a good finish in Nashville and build on that for the remainder of the year."

-www.philbonifield.com

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers T.J. Bell , Phil Bonifield