Jamie Dick and Viva Motorsports head west to Phoenix

Blue Jeans Go Green 200 presented by Cotton, the Fabric of Our Lives, at Phoenix International Raceway.

Time to go short track racing: Jamie Dick and the Viva Motorsports No. 55 Viva Auto Group Chevrolet team are ready for the first of two visits to the Phoenix International Raceway. Coming off a strong showing at Daytona to open the 2014 season, momentum is on their side. This weekend will mark Dick's 11th career start at the fast and tricky 1-mile oval. Those starts include four in the K&N West series, two in the Camping World Truck Series, and four in the Nationwide Series.

Jamie Dick
Jamie Dick

Photo by: Covy Moore

Last time out: In 2013 Jamie Dick was not able to get the finish he wanted. After starting 17th, Dick was caught up in an early wreck on the front stretch that ended the team's day on lap 59, resulting in a 35th place finish.

Stats: The Blue Jeans Go Green 200 will mark Dick's 36th career Nationwide Series start. The El Paso, TX native has turned over 1,100 miles in his short career at the Phoenix International Raceway, completing 85.15% laps in competition. Going into the event, Dick's driver rating is 85.6, a career best.

Race Info: The Blue Jeans Go Green 200 at Phoenix International Raceway will run Saturday, March 1st with live coverage on ABC starting at 3:00pm ET, and radio coverage provided by MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Ch. 90 at 3:00pm ET.

Jamie Dick's Thoughts: "Phoenix is by far one of my favorite tracks that we visit on the circuit. This is my home track growing up in El Paso, Texas and feels like a home track for our sponsors at Viva Auto Group. With the positive outcomes we had in Daytona, it helped us in gaining some momentum going into the Phoenix, which is huge for our team."

Chassis Selection: Crew Chief Bill Henderson will be bringing chassis VM 55-004 that will serve as the primary car for Jamie Dick this weekend. Previously this car ran only once in 2013, at Phoenix in the fall where Jamie Dick finished 22nd. Chassis VM 55-006 will serve as the backup, where it raced at Homestead, and Texas in 2013.

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