BUSCH: Las Vegas: Bobby Hamilton Jr preview

TEAM MARINES RACING NOTES & QUOTES: Blackjack, Poker, Slots and Racing. What do these all have in common? LUCK! Bobby Hamilton, Jr. and the No. 25 Team Marines are ready to try their hand at lady luck this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway...

TEAM MARINES RACING NOTES & QUOTES:

Blackjack, Poker, Slots and Racing. What do these all have in common? LUCK! Bobby Hamilton, Jr. and the No. 25 Team Marines are ready to try their hand at lady luck this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway when the NASCAR Busch Series hits the track for the Sam's Town 300. After posting a 13th place finish at Rockingham, the Team Marines remain seventh in the overall points standings and hope to continue the momentum gained in the first two races of the 2003 season.

Bobby Hamilton, Jr. on Las Vegas:

"I'm really looking forward to getting out to Las Vegas. It is a place I have always enjoyed running at, but up until last year, never had a decent finish at. It's a flat, fast track that's got a lot of grip and allows you to race hard. There are a lot of different grooves that you can run and if your car isn't working in one place, you can move around and find a place where it does. You need a set-up that will handle the flat corners and a lot of horsepower to get you down the straightaways. That's what we worked on when we tested here back in January. We focused on our race set-up and found a couple of combinations that really worked for us and gave us some pretty quick lap times. We feel well-prepared for this race and if we play are cards right, we expect a very good day for the No. 25 Team Marines Ford Taurus."

Fred Wanke on Las Vegas:

"Las Vegas is one of those flat tracks that is meant for side-by-side racing. It's important to keep the attitude of the chassis fairly flat so that you'll be able to roll fast through the corners. Finding a happy medium between aero-balance and chassis-balance is essential. You'll see a lot of long green-flag runs, so fuel mileage strategy and pit strategy plays a significant role here."

Testing & Equipment:
The No. 25 Team Marines tested at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on January 27-28, 2003. The team will compete with chassis No. 10 this weekend. This is the first time Chassis No. 10 has been raced since the 2001 Homestead event with driver, Randy Tolsma.

Special Appearances:
Bobby Hamilton, Jr. will participate in the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charity's Driver Auction on Thursday, February 27 at 6 pm at Sam' s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall.

-trm/tmr-

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Randy Tolsma