HOMESTEAD, Fla.-Although NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Scott Hansen is a rookie this year, he is no stranger to victory lane at Miami-Homestead Speedway. Hansen, driving the No. 52 Oakwood Homes Chevrolet owned by Winston Cup driver Ken ...
HOMESTEAD, Fla.-Although NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Scott Hansen is a rookie this year, he is no stranger to victory lane at Miami-Homestead Speedway. Hansen, driving the No. 52 Oakwood Homes Chevrolet owned by Winston Cup driver Ken Schrader, will try to retrace his steps to victory lane in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season opener this month in Miami.
Hansen drove a NASCAR Slim Jim All-Pro Series race for Schrader in November of 1998. The team competed in the Greased Lightning 150 at the Miami-Homestead Speedway and at the end of the day found themselves in victory lane. In that same year, Hansen also brought home a respective seven wins for Schrader's team in the American Speed Association (ASA) racing series.
Hansen really thinks he has what it takes to return to victory lane again. He is looking forward to returning to Miami-Homestead Speedway.
"I will be happy with a top-10 finish in Homestead," Hansen said. "However, I have run some races at this track before and I really like it. I definitely don't think a win is out of reach for this team. I would love to win here again."
Hansen started racing in 1987 and has been part of the Ken Schrader Racing Family since 1996. Hansen knows that racing full time on the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will be an adjustment.
"One of the first things I will have to learn about the truck series is how to adjust to the new competition," said Hansen. "I will have to find the major competitors on the track. I have to find out who wants to bump and who wants to race. I will stick with the racers as much as possible and this will hopefully lead the Oakwood Homes team to a victory."
Hansen is certain that this year will be a time for learning and adjusting. Hansen knows that with the full support from Ken Schrader Racing and Oakwood Homes, he has what it takes to be a winner at Miami-Homestead Speedway.