Second in Points, Lofton Excited For Extra Support in Kansas
Justin Lofton enters the SFP 250 second in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver point standings, just six points out of the top spot, after a stellar start to the 2012 season. Lofton, driver of the No. 6 College Complete (http://www.collegecomplete.com, ) Chevrolet Silverado, enters this weekend's race at Kansas Speedway with momentum and optimism on his side. The 26-year-old racer has tallied a top-10 in each of the three races run so far, equaling his season total for all of 2011.
"I am so excited about the position we are in. It's early, but I can't say enough about this College Complete team," Lofton said. "I like Kansas, and we are taking one of my favorite trucks. I'm really looking forward to this one."
Lofton has two previous NCWTS starts at the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway, with a best finish of 13th. Last season, he logged his first competitive laps led within a NASCAR race, leading the truck field for seven laps. Additionally, Lofton started the 2009 ARCA Racing Series event at Kansas from the pole, led a dozen laps, and crossed the finish line in the second position.
This week he will be racing chassis 060 out of the Eddie Sharp Racing (ESR) stable. Last season, Lofton raced the truck at Kentucky and Las Vegas, notching a best qualifying effort of fifth and finish of 11th.
In addition to the momentum that is on the No. 6 team's side, they will also have a few extra fans cheering them on during Saturday's event. Lofton, crew chief Dan Bormann, and the entire College Complete team will make the trip to Kansas a little early in order to visit soldiers at Fort Riley. Following the Thursday meet and greet with the service members and their families, many of them will attend the race.
"I have been waiting since the Kansas race last year to come back," Lofton said. "I've made a lot of good friends at Fort Riley. This will be my third visit, and each time I enjoy it just as much as the first. It's a lot of fun to meet everyone and thank them for what they do for us. I'm really looking forward to it, and I plan on putting on a good show for them on Saturday."
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