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2014 Charlotte: Brian Ickler NASCAR Truck Race Preview
Posted by: newsla on May 15, 2014 - 06:19 AM
2014 Charlotte: Brian Ickler NASCAR Truck Race Preview

This Week's Bullet Liner Toyota Tundra at Charlotte Motor Speedway... Ickler will be piloting chassis No. 018 in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend. This chassis is brand new to the Red Horse Racing stable and was built specifically for mile and a half race tracks.


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Ickler on "The Wilson Show"... Ickler and RHR teammate Germán Quiroga will join Jon Wilson from WCCB Charlotte at Charlotte Motor Speedway to give the energetic morning show host some pointers on how to drive the "Hiring Our Heroes" Tundra monster truck. The segment will air live on Thursday, May 15, on WCCB News Rising's "The Wilson Show".

A Little More About Ickler... Ickler cut his teeth off-road racing when he was 14 years old. By the age of 17, he was named the SCORE Rookie of the Year, Lite champion, and has victories in the SCORE Baja 1000, Baja 500, and San Felipe 250. In addition to his experience in the NASCAR Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series, the Poway, Calif., native has collectively made 43 starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series (East and West divisions), earning seven wins and five pole awards. Since his NASCAR Camping World Series debut at Kansas Speedway in 2009, Brian Ickler has not driven for any other manufacturer except Toyota.

Ickler at Charlotte Motor Speedway... This will be Ickler's second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He made one previous start in the series at the Concord, N.C. race track in 2009 where he rallied to a 16th-place finish after starting 24th.

Race Rewind: Kansas Speedway... Brian Ickler and the No. 7 Bullet Liner Toyota Tundra team were fast in both practice sessions at Kansas Speedway and secured the fourth starting position in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series' first effort of the new elimination style qualifying format. In the early laps Ickler reported a loose-handling condition on the Bullet Liner machine, and on lap eight the No. 7 Toyota Tundra suddenly snapped loose and made hard contact with the outside retaining wall of turn four. After assessing the damage, the Bullet Liner team determined that it was too extensive to return to the race track. Ickler was scored with a 27th-place finish.

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On the disappointing finish at Kansas Speedway... "We had a great Bullet Liner Toyota Tundra at Kansas Speedway last weekend. It was just hard, three-wide racing early in the race. I got up too high on the track and it just got loose. Not a good night for us, but we've regrouped, put it behind us and are ready to race at Charlotte [Motor Speedway].

On racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway... "I love racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway because it is right in our backyard and it feels like coming home. We were able to test there a few weeks ago so I feel really confident with how prepared we are as a team. It should be a good race weekend for us."

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