Bobby Hamilton Jr. looked forward to returning to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, a series where he cut his teeth and his father, Bobby Hamilton Sr., claimed the Championship in 2004. Hamilton Jr, took the wheel of the Rick Ware Racing's...
Bobby Hamilton Jr. looked forward to returning to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, a series where he cut his teeth and his father, Bobby Hamilton Sr., claimed the Championship in 2004.
Hamilton Jr, took the wheel of the Rick Ware Racing's #6 with the Matthews Mobile Media scheme around the "Tricky Triangle" at Pocono Raceway and was quick instantly.
"We need to get more speed out of the truck but it is handling to Bobby's likeness and that's a good thing," stated Crew Chief Gary Cogswell.
The team worked on the truck and Hamilton qualified the truck in the 23rd position. "It's a little tight but we planned for that. With a long run, we should be good and start heading towards the front," stated Hamilton Jr.
When the green flag dropped, Hamilton Jr., piloted the Matthews Mobile Media Chevy towards the front, settling in the 14th position on lap 22.
On lap 26, everything changed. Hamilton Jr., raced through turn 2 and when entering turn 3, the right side front tire let go. "Wasn't too much of a warning. The truck just got way right and I tried to keep it off the wall but couldn't pull it off. It ended our day which could have been really good," stated Bobby.
Hamilton Jr. and the RWR team could not get the repairs done with only 20 laps remaining by the time the accessed the damage and finished in 32nd.
"I hate it for the guys. The truck was good and we were hoping to pick up some spots in the owners standings, not lose them. We will return next week to my home track in Nashville and look to compete at the front."
-source: rick ware racing