Texas: Joe Ruttman preview

Ruttman climbs behind the wheel of the No. 4 Open Joist Dodge this weekend. It will be his second start for BHR this season and his first in the No. 4 Dodge. Ruttman drove the No. 18 Dodge earlier this season in Kansas. He finished in the 25th ...

Ruttman climbs behind the wheel of the No. 4 Open Joist Dodge this weekend. It will be his second start for BHR this season and his first in the No. 4 Dodge. Ruttman drove the No. 18 Dodge earlier this season in Kansas. He finished in the 25th position. J

He will be making his 10th NCTS start at Texas on Friday. In nine previous races Ruttman has scored two top-five finishes and five top-10 finishes.

Ruttman will pilot "Demon" Friday night at Texas. This particular chassis has raced four times this season.

The Open Joist Racing team heads into Texas this weekend with a renewed confidence. The team scored their first top-five finish of the season last week at Dover.

Ruttman On Driving At Texas: "Well, Schrader's schedule changed which allowed him to run the Fastenal Dodge this weekend and it just so happened the No. 4 Open Joist Dodge seat was open. I am glad to get another opportunity to drive a BHR entry at Texas. I really like Texas. I have raced there several times in the past and have always had success. I have nine starts under my belt and have finished in the top 10 five times and finished 11th three times. I don't think that is too bad of a record heading into this weekend's race. Also, Schrader and I went to the Charlotte test back in May. He and I learned a lot from each other during that test and I know they learned more during the race. This team is coming off two great finishes and I just plan to add to that this weekend."

Marcus Richmond on Momentum: "You always hear a good run can do wonders for a race team, but I didn't quite understand how true that was until recently. At Mansfield we scored our first top 10 with Kevin (Hamlin) and then at Dover we scored our first top five with Mike (Bliss). That is back to back top 10 finishes. I am not sure the last time we did that. It is like working with an entirely different race team. They have always been a hard working group, but now they have confidence in themselves. It makes such a difference. This weekend we will have our third different driver in three weeks, but it doesn't wavier my confidence in our race team. I think the last two weeks have shown just how strong our race team is."

-credit: bhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Joe Ruttman