NCWTS Preview: Charlotte Motor Speedway

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Brad Keselowski Racing NCWTS Preview: Charlotte Motor Speedway

Keys To The Race:

  • Manage a temperature-sensitive racetrack that’s always changing
  •  Important to run well at NASCAR industry’s home track
  • Clean air and track position are crucial for a good finish

 

No. 19 LTi Printing Ford F-150

  • Austin Cindric will participate in high school graduation exercises on Friday, May 19 at Cannon School in Concord, N.C., becoming the first NCWTS driver to participate in commencement at his high school and race on the same day
  • LTi Printing is the primary sponsor for Austin Cindric and the No. 19 Ford F-150 in Friday night’s N.C. Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • Will be Cindric’s first Truck Series start at Charlotte
  • DID YOU KNOW? Crew chief Doug Randolph has racked up three consecutive top-five finishes at Charlotte
  • Scored 10th-place finish one week ago at Kansas Speedway – his first top 10 in 10 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races
  • Best qualifying effort in 2017 is third at Atlanta Motor Speedway   

Austin Cindric: “I feel like the LTi Printing Ford F-150 can run well at Charlotte. I believe we ran more laps than anyone during the Charlotte test. We made a lot of changes and tried several different things. I think racing in traffic is going to be difficult, but depending on tire wear, I feel like it could be a fun race. I grew up racing Legends cars and Bandoleros at Charlotte, so it was kind of weird driving something that wasn’t on the quarter-mile. The mile-and-a-half tracks are the bread and butter of the season and BKR has proven to be good there the last few years. At the test, I learned how tricky Charlotte can be in the daytime, especially off Turn 4.”

No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150

  • Chase Briscoe will make his first Charlotte Motor Speedway start Friday night in the N.C. Education Lottery 200
  • Claimed a fifth-place finish one week ago at Kansas Speedway, his second top five in four races this season
  • Gained three positions in the NCWTS point standings, moving up to fourth place
  • Moved up to second place in Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings, three points behind the leader
  • Has an average start of 9.80 and an average finish of 11.0 in 2017
  • Team debuts a new chassis at Charlotte:  Area 51
  • Best finish in four NCWTS starts entering Charlotte is third in the season-opening event at Daytona
  • Best start this season (fourth place) came at Atlanta Motor Speedway, also an intermediate track

Chase Briscoe: “When I first moved to North Carolina, I slept on a couch at my buddy’s apartment less than five miles from Charlotte Motor Speedway. I can remember going to the track every race weekend, introducing myself and passing out business cards to anyone I could meet. To finally go there knowing I’m in the race, driving the Cooper Standard Ford F-150 for a Cup Series champion (Brad Keselowski), is certainly a blessing and something I’m very excited to do. It’s going to be really neat to race at Charlotte for the first time.”