No. 2 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Chevrolet Silverado
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race 7 of 25 – Charlotte Motor Speedway
BOWYER BEHIND THE WHEEL: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer will make his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series appearance of the season in the No. 2 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Chevrolet Silverado during the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. This race will mark Bowyer’s first Truck Series start at the track many drivers call home.
This race may be Bowyer’s Truck Series debut at the 1.5-mile quad-oval, but he is no stranger to the track. Since his entrance to NASCAR Bowyer has made 21 career starts between the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series. During those races he has earned one pole, four top-fives, 11 top 10’s and has led a total of 125 laps.
KHI TRUCK SERIES CHARLOTTE SUCCESS: During the last eight seasons Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) has made 13 Truck Series starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The KHI teams have racked up two wins, eight top-fives, nine top 10’s and has led 257 laps between six different drivers: KHI co-owner Kevin Harvick, Matt Crafton, Ron Hornaday, Jack Sprague, Ryan Newman and Elliott Sadler.
Four-time Camping World Truck Series Champion Ron Hornaday can take credit for the two KHI wins. Hornaday took home the hardware during the May races in 2007 and 2009.
CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 2 KHI team will run chassis No. 059 this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This is a new chassis that the team has yet to utilize in competition this season.
PREVIOUS RACE RECAP: KHI co-owner Kevin Harvick was back in the seat of the No. 2 Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet Silverado as the team headed to Dover (Del.) International Speedway for the Lucas Oil 200. The team took the green flag for the 200-lap contest in the second position. Harvick had an impressive showing during his first Truck Series start at the one-mile oval, overcoming the challenges of a loose-handling truck and a pit road penalty to capture a top-five finish.
BOWYER’S THOUGHTS ON CHARLOTTE:
What are your thoughts on being back in the truck?
“I’m looking forward to getting back in the No. 2 truck and running with Bruce Cook and the KHI guys. We sat on the pole and finished second earlier this season at Phoenix and I’m hoping we can pick up where we left off this weekend.”
How do you feel about running the Truck Series at Charlotte?
“I’ve never run a truck race at Charlotte but I’ve had some solid runs in the other series there. It is a really fast track. I think being able to roll through the center well and carry the momentum off the corners to make the most of the straightaways is huge. Charlotte is a 1.5-mile track like Texas and I’ve won there in the trucks so hoping that experience will help me too. It’d be great to get this KHI Chevrolet in victory lane, especially at Charlotte where all of the guys on the team will have friends and family there since it is really a home track for all of us.”
About Ollie’s Bargain Outlet:
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet is a Harrisburg, PA-based company and is one of America’s largest retailers of closeouts, surplus and bankruptcy merchandise, and much more. In more than 28 years, Ollie’s has become known for offering customers a fun place to shop and unbelievable bargains. “Good Stuff Cheap” is not just their slogan, it is their mission. Ollie’s Bargain Outlet operates 96 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Ohio, West Virginia, New York , New Jersey, North Carolina and Kentucky.