TEAM MARINES RACING NOTES & QUOTES: The No. 25 Team Marines head to Dover International Speedway with one thing in mind -- to get back into victory lane. After a third place finish at Dover in the spring, the team is feeling good about their ...
TEAM MARINES RACING NOTES & QUOTES:
The No. 25 Team Marines head to Dover International Speedway with one thing in mind -- to get back into victory lane. After a third place finish at Dover in the spring, the team is feeling good about their chances this weekend of conquering the "Monster Mile." With only eight races remaining in the 2002 season, they are ready to begin battling their way back into the top-five in the points standings and for the Team Marines, the battle begins this weekend.
Bobby Hamilton, Jr. on Dover:
"We had a great run at Dover in the spring, finishing third, so I am really looking forward to going back this weekend. It's an unusual track and probably one of the toughest on the circuit but it's also one of my favorites. Physically it's pretty hard on your body because you're in the corners for so long and traveling at such a high speed. The constant g-forces take a toll on you. It's real quick for a one-mile track, so you have to keep your eyes open and always be aware of what everyone is doing around you. There are usually a lot of accidents and they happen fast. It' s is always a pretty exciting race that produces lots of beating and banging. It should be a great race and I feel pretty good about our chances. We had a great car there in the spring but the guys at the shop have been working hard preparing a car that they say is even better. If that's true, we should have a good shot at getting the Team Marines Ford back into victory lane where it belongs."
Fred Wanke on Dover:
"We're looking forward to returning to Dover, especially after such a great run there in the spring. We have a great race car ready to unload on Thursday and we'll be using a setup pretty close to what we had in June. Goodyear is bringing a new tire compound this weekend, so I am not sure of the effect that that will have on our setup. The first practice session on the new tire will really determine what we do the rest of the weekend. I have two goals for the weekend. One is to qualify one spot better than we did in the spring, which would put us on the pole. The second is to finish the race two spots better, which would put us in victory lane on Saturday. I really don't think that's too much to ask! "
Team Rensi Welcomes Back Shureline, Inc. as Associate Sponsor:
Team Rensi Motorsports and the United States Marine Corps are pleased to welcome back Shure-Line as an associate sponsor of the No. 25 Team Marines Ford for the MBNA All American Heroes 200 at Dover International Speedway this weekend. Located in Kenton, DE, Shure-Line Construction was formed in August of 1991, by its current vice president Mr. Vernon Wright, who has over 45 years of varied construction experience. Since its founding, the company has expanded their business into two other areas with the creation of Shure-Line Electrical and Shure-Line Excavating
Hamilton, Jr., who currently sits ninth in the NASCAR Busch Series points standings, will drive chassis No. 16 this weekend at Dover Downs International Speedway. Chassis no. 16 has one top five and two top-ten finishes with a fifth place finish at Pikes Peak International Raceway in July and a sixth place finish at Darlington Raceway last month.