Tolsma ready for Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 9, 2000) - This weekend, Randy Tolsma and the No. 25 CITGO-SUPERGARD Motor Oil Dodge team will step up for the challenge at the Federated Auto Parts 250 in Nashville, TN. The country music atmosphere may influence ...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 9, 2000) - This weekend, Randy Tolsma and the No. 25 CITGO-SUPERGARD Motor Oil Dodge team will step up for the challenge at the Federated Auto Parts 250 in Nashville, TN. The country music atmosphere may influence Tolsma a little, as he hopes to write his own tune of sweet success -live from victory lane.

Tolsma has been rock solid on the short tracks of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series circuit so far this year. He's also had his share of headaches in 2000, so Nashville's 0.596 mile speedway, is just what the doctor ordered. After dominating comparable tracks in distance such as Seattle and Bakersfield, Tolsma and Co. may find the right combination in Nashville for the first win of the season.

At the beginning of the year, Tolsma and crew chief Gary Showalter set goals for the team. One of those goals was to win races - and the others fell into the "have a successful season" category.

"We're running out of races to pull this thing off," said Tolsma. "There's no doubt we can do it, but the pressure is on, and time is becoming a factor. Never in my racing career, has there been as good of a combination of people and sponsors, as there is right now. We're still excited about CITGO-SUPERGARD Motor Oil and Dodge on the truck, and we love showing them off. It's great exposure for them when we're running up front, and we'd like to continue that trend."

Although Tolsma is currently 7th in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series point standings, he likes to think of it differently, "We're only four points out of sixth place."

"Nashville is always a tough race. It's going to be a challenge to keep the fenders on the truck because there is always hard racing and many wrecks. It should be an exciting race for the fans, as the trucks will be beating and banging on each other. I guess that's partly the reason they call the truck series 'tough'. We'll be good this weekend."

Bud Pole qualifying for the Federated Auto Parts 250 will take place at 6:15 p.m. EST on Friday August 11. The green flag will wave for the start of the event on Saturday August 12, at 8:00 p.m. EST. ESPN and MRN Radio will air the action from Nashville Speedway U.S.A. live as it happens.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Randy Tolsma