Natalie Decker will head to Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway this Thursday for the UNOH 200. The 200-lap race will mark Decker’s 14th NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series start with DGR-Crosley this season.
The UNOH 200 will mark Decker’s first time at the 0.5-mile track in the Truck Series. However, the Eagle River, Wisc. native does have one start at the speedway under her belt. Earlier this season she made her NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut for DGR-Crosley at Bristol Motor Speedway. For her first time in a K&N Pro Series Camry, Decker qualified to start the race from the seventh position. She was involved in an incident on lap one resulting her to finish 19th, but the practice time she received from the race will be beneficial as she takes to the track in her Tundra for the first time.
Decker has 13 Gander Trucks starts this season; three of those starts are at speedways less than 1.5-miles. In those three short track starts, she has an average starting position of 21st. Her average finish at these same tracks is 20th-place. Decker will have her regular crew chief Frank Kerr atop the pit box and Cup spotter Kevin Hamlin as her eyes in the sky looking to secure the No. 54 team’s first top-10 finish.
Decker on Bristol:
“We went to Bristol earlier in the year with the K&N car and I loved it! I’m excited to get back there and be in a Toyota Tundra. My DGR-Crosley guys work hard to bring the best trucks to the track for me. We had such a good run at Michigan, I hope to continue that momentum into this week.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!