TEAM MARINES RACING NOTES & QUOTES: On to tame the "track too tough to tame": Bobby Hamilton, Jr. and the No. 25 Team Marines head to Darlington Raceway, one of the toughest tracks on the NASCAR circuit, this weekend for...
TEAM MARINES RACING NOTES & QUOTES:
On to tame the "track too tough to tame": Bobby Hamilton, Jr. and the No. 25 Team Marines head to Darlington Raceway, one of the toughest tracks on the NASCAR circuit, this weekend for the Darlingtonraceway.com 200. In his last four visits to the famed raceway, Hamilton, Jr. has posted one top-five and three top-10 finishes.
Bobby Hamilton, Jr. on Darlington:
"Some guys dread going to Darlington, but I love it," said Hamilton, Jr. "I have had some good runs there. It's always an exciting race and you just never know what's going to happen. It is a demanding track, physically and mentally. You really have to race the track as opposed to racing your fellow competitors. The surface of the track is so abraisive and eats the tires up so quickly that you will be begging to come in for more tires after just a few laps. You have to be patient but at the same time you can't give up to much track position because it's tough to get those spots back. The person who carefully manages their tires, has great pit stops and stays out of trouble will win this race."
Fred Wanke on Darlington:
"Darlington is just a tough, old track," said Wanke. "It's grueling on both the car and the driver. The track is shaped like an egg. Turns three and four are much tighter with less banking than one and two. Because of the way the asphalt surface eats up the tires, tire management plays a big role here. This has nothing to do with your aero package. This is like getting back to the roots of racing. The driver really has to like to race here and know how to race here otherwise it can be a very long day."
Testing & Equipment:
The No. 25 Team Marines will compete with chassis No. 22 this weekend at Darlington Raceway. This is the same chassis that the team competed with in Rockingham and posted a 13th place finish.
Team Rensi Welcomes Womack Sunshine Ford:
Womack Sunshine Ford of Concordia, Kansas, joins the United States Marine Corps and the Timberland Company, as advertising partners of Team Rensi Motorsports. The United States Marine Corps serves as the primary advertising partner, while the Timberland Company serves as an associate advertising partner. Beginning with this weekend's NASCAR Busch Series event at Darlington Raceway through the remainder of the season, the Womack Sunshine Ford logo will appear on the B-post of the Team Marines Ford Taurus.
Our troops need YOUR help:
Team Rensi Motorsports is still accepting donations of soaps, lotions, haircare products, etc. for our troops overseas. Save these complimentary items from your hotel and bring them by the No. 25 Team Marines hauler in the Busch garage.