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PRESS RELEASE – NTS Motorsports: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Preview Eldora Speedway

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NTS Motorsports: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Preview
Eldora Speedway

Daniel Hemric

No. 14 California Clean Power Silverado

News and Notes

Mud Summer Night’s Dream…The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) heads to Eldora Speedway for NASCAR’s only dirt race of the season. Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Daniel Hemric has never made a start Eldora Speedway or any other dirt track, but the heat races and short race segments should feel familiar to his short-track roots. Additionally, Hemric has teammate Austin Dillon to lean on: Dillon won the inaugural Mud Summer Classic in 2013 and finished 10th in last year’s event.

 

Come Get Dirty…Come meet Hemric and the rest of the field at the NCWTS autograph session onWednesday, July 22 from 1:45-2:30 p.m. local time.

 

Keeping Clean In The Dirt…The No. 14 Chevy Silverado will be sporting the bright colors of California Clean Power this weekend at Eldora Speedway. California Clean Power is the only organization to introduce a comprehensive solution to help communities benefit from a customized Community Choice program. For more information, visit www.cacleanpower.com.

 

Chassis Info…The No. 14 NTS Motorsports team will unload chassis NTS-14 for this weekend’s event at Eldora Speedway.

 

Previous Race Recap…Mother Nature dictated yet another weekend’s schedule for the NCWTS, canceling practice and qualifying in the series’ only stop at Kentucky Speedway in 2015. Following a gear-shift issue and early pit-road contact, Hemric and his No. 14 California Clean Power team struggled to recover. Ensuing pit-road penalties and a late-race spin put Hemric multiple laps down, ultimately resulting in a disappointing 18th-place finish.

 

Watch and Listen…The 1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic can be seen live on Wednesday, July 22with heat race coverage beginning at 7:00 p.m. EDT on FOX Sports 2 and race coverage beginning at8:00 p.m. EDT on FOX Sports 1. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. 

Follow Along At Home…Stay up-to-date on all the action by visiting the newly-launchedwww.DanielHemric.com and by following on social media at facebook.com/DanielHemric and on Twitter at @DanielHemric.

 

Daniel Hemric on Eldora Speedway

“It’s going to be interesting to say the least. I have zero dirt experience, but as a fan of the sport, I’ve been tuning in to the race ever since NASCAR Camping World Truck Series went to Eldora for the first time. To have the opportunity to actually race there and be part of the history and growth of Eldora Speedway means a lot. As far as expectations, I think everyone is in the same boat. There’s going to be a few ringers who know exactly what to expect, but for a guy like me and the other rookies in the race, it’s going to be exciting. I’ve spent a lot of time watching the two Truck Series races at the track and I’ve learned a lot about the dirt and how it changes based on moisture. We’ve seen that by the last 20 laps, the track gets extremely dry, so that gives me a good idea of what to expect.”

Team Facts:

Crew Chief: Ryan McKinney

Chassis: NTS-14

Engine: ECR Engines

 

NCWTS results at

Eldora Speedway:

-No Previous Starts-


Austin Dillon

No. 31 Dow AgroSciences Silverado

News and Notes

The Champ is Back…Austin Dillon will make his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start of the 2015 season for NTS Motorsports at Eldora Speedway while behind the wheel of the No. 31 Dow AgroSciences Chevrolet Silverado. Early in his career, Dillon made a name for himself in the NCWTS by winning the 2010 Rookie of the Year title and coming back to win the NCWTS championship the following season. Today, Dillon races full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Richard Childress Racing, and is also competing in a majority of the NASCAR XFINITY Series races for Richard Childress Racing.

 

Playing in the Dirt…A full-time competitor in the Sprint Cup Series, Dillon is also an accomplished dirt racer who still considers dirt track racing among his favorite hobbies. Before beginning his asphalt stock car career, Dillon won three major dirt late model events in 2007, including the All-Star Shootout at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In 2013, as NASCAR returned to dirt racing for the first time in 40 years, Dillon drove his truck to victory lane in the inaugural Mud Summer Classic at Ohio’s Eldora Speedway. The experienced dirt track racer is quite familiar with the half-mile dirt track, previously competing there in the Prelude to the Dream dirt late model event in 2011. He also won the pole for the World 100 dirt late model race in 2010 at the Ohio-based facility. Earlier this year, Dillon won the prestigious DIRTcar Nationals Gator Championship at Volusia Speedway Park (Fla.) while driving a UMP Modified.

 

A Family Tradition…Both Dillon and his younger brother, Ty Dillon, are entered for the 1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic at Eldora Speedway, marking the fifth time in their career that they will compete against each other in the same Camping World Truck Series event. The last time they were both in the same Truck Series event was at Eldora Speedway last year.

 

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Chassis Info…The No. 31 NTS Motorsports team will unload chassis NTS-21 for this week’s event at Eldora Speedway.

 

Watch and Listen…The 1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic can be seen live on Wednesday, July 22on FOX Sports 1 with coverage beginning at 8:00 p.m. EDT. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, Channel 90.

 

Follow Along At Home…Stay up-to-date on all the action by following Dillon on social media at facebook.com/AustinDillon3 and on Twitter at @AustinDillon3.

 

Austin Dillon on Eldora Speedway

“I’m excited to do a little dirt racing this week in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. My NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car chief, Chad Haney, will be helping out. He’s pretty excited about it, too. We’ve built a strong truck with NTS Motorsports and RCR. I have to thank all of the guys for helping to put this program together. I’m looking forward to getting out there with Dow AgroSciences on the truck and seeing if we can get another win. It was huge to win the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway. It was the first dirt win in NASCAR since Richard Petty had won on dirt in 1970. It was a big win in my career. I look forward to getting to Eldora, it’s a cool place.”

Team Facts:

Crew Chief: Chris Rice

Chassis: NTS-21

Engines: ECR

NCWTS results at

Eldora Speedway:

Starts: 2

Wins: 1

Poles: 0

Top 5: 1

Top 10: 2

Laps Led: 64

Average Start: 19

Average Finish: 5.5


About NTS Motorsports: Established in Bakersfield, California by Bob Newberry, NTS Motorsports is a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) team based in Kernersville, N.C. NTS Motorsports began as a family racing team and has quickly emerged as one of the most competitive teams in NASCAR. In 2015, NTS will field two full-time trucks in the NCWTS, all while continuing to develop talented drivers by fielding cars in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. For more information, visit www.NTSMotorsports.com.

Media Contact:

Jessica Trippy, NTS Motorsports   E-Mail: JTrippy@NTSMotorsports.com