No. 61 IWX Motor Freight Pontiac Driver: Tony Roper Milwaukee Preview Race: DieHard 250 Track: 1-mile oval Time: July 4, 1:00 p.m. CDT Purse: $685,703 Television: TNN - Live ...
No. 61 IWX Motor Freight Pontiac Driver: Tony Roper Milwaukee Preview
Race: DieHard 250 Track: 1-mile oval Time: July 4, 1:00 p.m. CDT Purse: $685,703 Television: TNN - Live Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN) Degrees of Banking in Corners: 2.5 degrees Length of Frontstretch: 1,265 feet Length of Backstretch: 1,265 feet Qualifying: One Round (positions 1-36): July 3, 11:30 a.m.
Tony's Thoughts on Milwaukee: "I'm really looking forward to racing there. We had an awesome car at Loudon (N.H.), which was our last flat one-mile track. We qualified fourth and the car ran so well all weekend. Unfortunately, we had an engine problem on the first lap and ended up with a terrible finish. "We learned what was wrong with the engine and have that problem fixed. I think we can hit the combination with the car to have a really good run. I love the Milwaukee track and look forward to a strong race there." Roper has raced at The Milwuakee Mile numerous times in his ASA (American Speed Association) and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series career. He's had a couple of top-10 runs in the ASA cars and 17th and 18th-place finishes in his two truck series races at the historic oval. Roper and the Xpress Motorsports team will move on from Milwaukee to a two-day test at Myrtle Beach Speedway on July 6 and 7. That is in preparation for the upcoming race at the .538-mile oval on July 17.