TEAM MARINES RACING NOTES & QUOTES: After a well-deserved off-weekend, Bobby Hamilton, Jr. is ready to hit the track again in his No. 25 Team Marines Ford Taurus for the GNC Live Well 250 at the Milwaukee Mile this Sunday. It's not a place he...
TEAM MARINES RACING NOTES & QUOTES:
After a well-deserved off-weekend, Bobby Hamilton, Jr. is ready to hit the track again in his No. 25 Team Marines Ford Taurus for the GNC Live Well 250 at the Milwaukee Mile this Sunday. It's not a place he has had a whole lot of luck at, (his best finish was 13th in July 2000), but he hopes that will all change this weekend as he searches for his second NASCAR Busch Series win of the season.
Bobby Hamilton, Jr. on Milwaukee:
"My luck at Milwaukee has not been the greatest. Twice, I have gotten caught up in accidents there that ended my day. I am hoping my luck will be different this time around. The track is a lot like Loudon and I expect our set up to be much the same. As a driver and at a flat, slick track like Milwaukee, you need a good handling race car that can get you through the corners fast, as well as a lot of horsepower and a lot of grip. Passing there can be tough so you have to be able to get the edge over the competitor on the straightaways. I have every confidence that Fred and the guys will make sure I get exactly what I need so we can get back to victory lane."
Fred Wanke on Milwaukee:
"Milwaukee is the typical flat track with wide sweeping corners, very similar to Loudon. Like at Loudon, you need a lot of motor at Milwaukee, especially coming off the corners and down the straightaways. That's where you'll be able to make your moves. Robert Yates continues to give us everything we need as far as horsepower, so going into this race I feel pretty confident. Pit strategy will be important as well. At a place like Milwaukee, you constantly face decisions like-- Four tires or two? Two tires or gas and go? Sometimes it is these decisions that decide the outcome of the race."
Hamilton, Jr., who currently sits seventh in the Busch Series points standings, will drive "Pac Man" this weekend in Milwaukee for the GNC Live Well 250. "Pac Man" has a pretty incredible track record for success. It is the same car he raced to his first NASCAR Busch Series win at New Hampshire International Speedway in May. He also drove Pac Man in Richmond (fuel-cell pick up problem cost him a win in last 10 laps) and Nazareth (finished 6th).