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Hamilton Jr. and Team Marines Racing team ride a wave of momentum into Kentucky SPARTA, KY --- (June 11, 2003) --- Bobby Hamilton Jr. and the ...

Hamilton Jr. and Team Marines Racing team ride a wave of momentum into Kentucky

SPARTA, KY --- (June 11, 2003) --- Bobby Hamilton Jr. and the # 25 Team Marines Racing Team enter Saturday night's Meijer 300 riding a wave of momentum. Following a sixth place finish in Dover and last Saturday night's near win in Nashville, Hamilton Jr. can feel the energy building with his # 25 Team Rensi Motorsports Ford Taurus.

"After the last two weeks, I can't wait to get back on track in Kentucky," Hamilton Jr. said. "We are running up front and putting ourselves in position to win some races in the Team Marines Ford. I don't know if I have ever been this excited about our chances to win each race."

One key ingredient to Hamilton Jr.'s excitement has been the addition of Harold Holly as Crew Chief. The 2000 NASCAR Busch Series Championship Crew Chief joined the Team Rensi Motorsports organization just two weeks ago and the results have been instant. Hamilton Jr. and Holly have quickly formed a strong line of communication.

"The addition of Harold to our race team gives us a chance to go out and win every race," Hamilton Jr. said. 'We have really clicked as a team and all the guys are working hard to get this Team Marines Ford back to Victory Lane where it belongs."

Kentucky Speedway offers a great chance for Hamilton Jr. to reach his goal of Victory Lane. The 1.5-mile superspeedway is known for great side by side racing as well as exciting finishes.

"I love racing at Kentucky Speedway, the way the track was built it allows you to race high or low depending on how you have your car setup," Hamilton Jr. said. "Goodyear will bring a great tire that is going to give us awesome grip which will lead to a very exciting race. I can't wait to get there."

Saturday night's Meijer 300 presented by Oreo will take the green flag at 8:00pm EDT. FX Network and Motor Racing Network will provide live coverage of the event.

In two starts at Kentucky Speedway, crew chief Harold Holly has built an impressive resume. In 2001 Holly led Jeff Green to a second place qualifying effort. Green led the first 69 laps before a lap 90 accident ended his chances at victory. Holly returned the next year with driver Scott Riggs and proceeded to win the pole position and lead the race on four occasions before finishing in fourth position.

Hamilton Jr. has recorded a seventh and eighth place start in two appearances at Kentucky Speedway. He lists a best finish of 12th last season.

With the Fourth of July fast approaching now is a great time to visit the website www.uncommonusa.com The company is an associate sponsor of the Team Marines Ford Taurus. They produce high quality flags and flag poles just like the ones proudly flown from the # 25 Team Marines race team transporter. Race fans can even order a special 20 foot black # 25 Team Marines telescoping flag pole with the United States flag and a United States Marine Corp flag.

Bobby Hamilton Jr. participated in a media day at the Kentucky Speedway last week. Hamilton Jr. spent the day with motorsports media members discussing the upcoming Meijer 300 Presented by Oreo.

With his fifth place run at the Nashville Superspeedway, Bobby Hamilton Jr. climbed to eighth place in the NASCAR Busch Series Point Standings.


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Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Jeff Green , Bobby Hamilton Jr. , Scott Riggs