Paulie Harraka and the No. 5 Wauters Motorsports team head to the Lone Star State for the first of two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events on the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway Friday, June 8, 2012 for the running of the WinStar World Casino 400.
Harraka will be making his first appearance at the Fort Worth track but his third intermediate size track start of the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.
“Each track we've been to this year has been completely new to me, and that's certainly been a big challenge,” Paulie Harraka said. The exciting thing for me about Texas is that, while it is certainly unique, it is a lot like Charlotte, so I feel like I have some idea of what to expect and what to focus on when we get there. Everybody has been warning me about the winds there, so I'm sure that that will present a new obstacle, but these are all lessons for me to learn!
For a driver, back-to-back races, like we have with Dover and Texas, are great. I'd be behind the wheel every day if I could, and this is the closest thing to that. For the crew guys, though, it's a lot of work. They essentially had to have both the Dover and Texas primary and backup trucks ready before we left for Dover, which requires tons of hours. My Wauters Motorsports group is working their tail off, and we are finally at a point in the season where we're gelling as a team. I'm really grateful for the awesome group of guys I have beside me, and know the best is yet to come for us."
Team owner Richie Wauters, in his term as a crew chief, led a team to one win, five top-five and seven top-10 finishes in 14 events at Texas Motor Speedway.
The WinStar World Casino 400 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event is slated to begin Friday, June 8, 2012 at 8:00pm CT. SPEED live televised broadcast will begin at 7:30pm with MRN and Sirius Satellite Radio coverage beginning at 7:15pm CT.
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