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Sweet Homecoming for Hamilton Jr. in Nashville


With the new sponsor, Direct Auto Insurance on board, Bobby Hamilton Jr. will strap into his #6 Rick Ware Racing entry at the Nashville Superspeedway for the NASCAR Camping World Series Nashville 200 in front of a welcoming hometown crowd.

“It’s a big weekend for us.  Nashville is always a special place for me.  It seems like half the grandstand is either friends or family, and we’ve brought on Direct Auto Insurance as a new primary sponsor.  I can’t thank them enough for stepping up to the plate and making this weekend that much more special,” Hamilton said.

Success is no stranger to Hamilton Jr. at Nashville.  With only 3 total starts in the truck series at Nashville, Hamilton Jr. has scored a pole, two 4th place finishes, and he has three top 5’s in the NASCAR Nationwide series.

“I’ve run well at Nashville in the past, and with Direct Auto’s support, we’re able to bring another great piece to the racetrack this weekend.  The guys are working hard at the shop.  I know a lot of them aren’t leaving until midnight, so I want to bring home a solid finish for those guys,” Hamilton Jr. explains.

After cutting a tire last weekend in Pocono, this will be Hamilton Jr.’s second start in the #6 Rick Ware Racing entry, and he’s looking to improve on his prior finish.

“I’ve enjoyed working with the RWR crew, but last weekend was not the finish they deserved.  This week, we have an opportunity to score a big finish for these guys and make up for some lost ground.  You never want to put too much pressure on yourself, but there are many reasons why I want a great finish in Nashville.  The good news is: I don’t doubt we can do it,” Hamilton Jr. said.

Practice for this event can be seen on Speed Channel at 10:00 am and 11:45 am on Saturday August 7th. Qualifying will be at 4:05 pm on Speed, and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Nashville 200 will be televised live on the SPEED Channel from the Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday, August 7th at 9:00 pm EST.