Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Richmond International Raceway Hardee's 250 TEAM MARINES RACING NOTES & QUOTES: The NO. 25 Team Marines Racing crew heads to Richmond this weekend for the Hardee's 250, searching for the one thing that has eluded them the...
Bobby Hamilton, Jr.
Richmond International Raceway
TEAM MARINES RACING NOTES & QUOTES:
The NO. 25 Team Marines Racing crew heads to Richmond this weekend for the Hardee's 250, searching for the one thing that has eluded them the last couple of weekends-- a little bit of luck. A problem with the oil pump ended their day with 50 laps to go last weekend in California, and cost them four spots in the points dropping them to 12th. This week, they're ready to make their own luck under the lights of Richmond International Raceway.
Bobby Hamilton, Jr. on Richmond:
"Getting back to a short-track will be a nice change of pace after racing at Talladega and then California," said Hamilton, Jr. "Hopefully it will change our luck too. We have had some great runs the past few races and this team just keeps getting better, but luck has definitely not been on our side lately. Hopefully, that will change in Richmond. Richmond is a tricky track that's rough on your equipment, especially the brakes and the motor. You have to be aggressive but you also have to take care of your car."
Fred Wanke on Richmond:
"Last year, when I was with Ted Musgrave in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, we were on the verge of winning the Richmond race. The checkered flag was in sight but we got bumped from another competitor and wound up finishing fourth. As a crew chief, I have had a lot of success there and I hope that success will carry into this weekend. This track requires both a good handling and strong motor to be successful. We have a great car and you just can't say enough about those Yates motors. If a little luck would just come our way I think we'll have a good shot at getting this Marines Ford Taurus into victory lane."
Hamilton, Jr., who currently sits 11th in the Busch Series points standings, will pilot the same car he drove to a 16th place finish in February at the North Carolina Speedway.
Hamilton, Jr. will be at The Party Zone at Richmond International Raceway on Friday afternoon from 4:15pm -- 5pm. signing autographs and greeting fans.