Phoenix: TJ Bell preview

TJ Bell Has High Hopes For Phoenix * Bell at Phoenix...The Lucas Oil 150 will mark TJ Bell's third start at Phoenix International Raceway. In two previous starts at the 1-mile Arizona oval, Bell has earned one top-15 finish. In 2007, he...

TJ Bell Has High Hopes For Phoenix

* Bell at Phoenix...The Lucas Oil 150 will mark TJ Bell's third start at Phoenix International Raceway. In two previous starts at the 1-mile Arizona oval, Bell has earned one top-15 finish. In 2007, he started 25th and finished 15th. Last season, in 2008, Bell started 26th and was involved in an accident; finishing 27th.

* Looking For A Strong End To 2009...The #11 Red Horse Racing team suffered three difficult weeks in a row at Martinsville, Talladega and Texas. A mid-race wreck resulted in a 30th place finish at Martinsville, an exploded brake rotor on lap six at Talladega resulted in a 29th place finish, and a cut tire while he was running in the top-10 took Bell out of contention and resulted in a 23rd place finish at Texas. Bell and the #11 team are not letting this bad luck get them down. They plan to use "Friday the 13th" to turn bad luck into good luck at Phoenix International Raceway.

* Making A Stop In Tombstone...TJ Bell and his fiance Alexis Gamboa drove their motor home from Texas Motor Speedway to Phoenix International Raceway but not without making one stop along the way. They made a visit to the home of old west cowboys and six shooters- Tombstone, Arizona. Tombstone is the site of the "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" and the famous graveyard, Boot Hill.

TJ Bell on racing at Phoenix International Raceway "Phoenix is a fun track to drive. We've had success on flat tracks this year so I am looking forward to this race. We really want to end the year on a high note and we have only two races left to make it happen. I like both tracks so it should be a good two weeks for us."

Crew Chief Rick Gay on Phoenix International Raceway "Our flat track program has been going really well this year. We qualified second at Iowa and fifth at Gateway earlier this year so we expect more of the same this weekend. TJ's confidence is up right now and we need to capitalize on that. This team is resilient so we won't let the past few weeks bother us, we just keep working hard each and every week."

Equipment Information The #11 Red Horse Racing team will compete with chassis # 93 in the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway. This is the same chassis that Bell raced at California, Kansas and Nashville where he finished 5th, 22nd and 10th.

-credit: rhr

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