SS Green Light Racing is pleased to announce that Jimmy Weller will again be behind the wheel of the No. 07 Toyota Tundra on Friday evening in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series EnjoyIllinois.com 225 at the Chicagoland Speedway. Gunbroker.com will support the Ohio native this weekend as Weller will make his third NCWTS start of 2013.
After 11 years racing on both dirt and asphalt short-tracks, Friday’s race at Chicagoland will be the second-generation drivers first venture on a track larger than a mile. “This is my first mile and a half; I’ve run Dover, New Hampshire and Rockingham in a K & N Series car, but those are the biggest tracks I’ve been on.”
“I’m really looking forward to Chicago, I’m glad to have the opportunity to do something completely different so it should be a lot of fun,” Weller continued. “They don’t give us a whole lot of practice time so the learning curve Friday morning is going to be pretty quick.”
“To tie it in with our sponsor this week; Gunbroker.com, we’re going to be shooting from the hip,” joked Weller.
“We had the option of running Bristol or Chicagoland, but when I got my NASCAR approval to run the big tracks we chose Chicagoland. I’m looking forward to running the Gunbroker.com Toyota, it’s going to be a lot of fun.”
Rather than returning to North Carolina after last Sunday’s race at Iowa then immediately returning to the Midwest, Weller and the SS Green Light Racing Team spent the last few days in Iowa prepping the No. 07 and 81 Toyotas for Chicagoland Speedway. They were also able to enjoy some team building (golfing) just outside the quad cities.
Cal Boprey, who recently joined the team will guide the rookie driver from atop the SS Green Light Racing pit box in the EnjoyIllinois.com 225.
“I’m excited and ready to get to Chicago,” Weller concluded. “I’m very thankful that Bobby Dotter is giving me the opportunity to run the Gunbroker.com Tundra Friday night, I can’t wait.”
The EnjoyIllinois.com 225 is the 307th consecutive NCWTS start for the SS Green Light Racing team and the 3rd career start for Weller in the Truck Series. 24-year veteran Kenny Wallace will make his 899th career NASCAR start Friday in the No. 81 SS Green Light American Ethanol Toyota Tundra thanks to Illinois farmers and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board.
Practice for the EnjoyIllinois.com 225 will be Friday, September 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. with two laps of qualifying at 3:05 p.m. The green flag will fly for the EnjoyIllinois.com 225 at 7:30 p.m. All times Central. Both qualifying and the race will be shown live on FOX Sports 1 and will also be broadcast via on the Motor Racing Network and on SIRIUSXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.
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