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No. 07 ScubaLife Chevrolet Silverado News & Notes

Ray Black, Jr.
No. 07 ScubaLife Chevrolet Silverado
Atlanta Motor Speedway - Hyundai Construction Equipment 200
February 20, 2015

 

Coming off a top-five finish at Daytona... A rookie contender in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS), Ray Black, Jr. recorded his career-best NCWTS finish this past weekend at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. After narrowly missing two on-track incidents, Black raced inside the top-10 competitors throughout the second-half of the race and found himself right in the mix during the closing laps. Engaged in a four-wide battle coming to the checkered flag, Black drove down to the apron to bring home a fifth-place finish-the first top-five finish of his NCWTS career.

Battling for the Rookie Of The Year Title... With round 1 of the battle for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year title complete, Ray Black, Jr. currently sits third in the standings among a very competitive rookie class. Currently just five points behind leader Erik Jones, the eventual winner of the Sunoco Rookie of the Year title will be determined by the top 14 finishes recorded by each rookie contender.

Getting to know Ray Black, Jr... Born in Montgomery, Ala., Ray Black, Jr. moved to Palm Coast, Fla., before he was a teenager and quickly developed an affinity for the water. Spending time with his father learning about deep sea diving, Ray also developed an interest in motorsports through video games when he was a teenager. Convincing his father to let him race, Ray began his career participating in the Florida Mini Cup Racing Association and later graduated to late models. After graduating from Matanzas High School in Palm Coast, Fla. in 2009, Ray took a two-year break from the sport to become more versed in the family business-CDA Technical Institute-a commercial diving academy. Already licensed as a deep-sea diver, Ray also became a supervisor in the commercial diving division. Despite shifting his career-focus back to professional motorsports, Ray continues diving as a hobby.

Racing with Support from ScubaLife... Ray Black, Jr. will partner with ScubaLife for his 2015 NCWTS campaign. ScubaLife is a social network dedicated to promoting recreational water activities as a way of life for the tourist industry. The social network strives to appeal to people to become part of the ScubaLife Family. Connecting like-minded people, ScubaLife provides the best possible resources for the active tourist.

Meet Ray Black, Jr... Ray Black, Jr. will make several appearances throughout the race weekend, giving fans several opportunities to meet the driver of the No. 07 ScubaLife Chevrolet Silverado. On Friday afternoon, Ray will make an appearance at The Chevy Stage in the Fan Midway at 12:45 p.m. for a brief Q&A session. Prior to taking the green flag in Saturday night's race, Ray will join the other stars of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for a 45-minute series autograph session in the Tara Ballroom, located in the condo building overlooking Turn 4, beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET.

NCWTS On the Air... The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, February 28. Fans can get up to speed with all the action from the weekend by watching practice (Friday, 2:30 p.m. EST) and qualifying (Saturday, 10:30 a.m. EST) live on FOX Sports 1. On Saturday evening, the Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1, MRN Radio, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, beginning with live pre-race coverage at 5:30 p.m. EST.

 

From the Driver's Seat

Ray Black, Jr. Quotes... On looking forward to Atlanta: "I'm really looking forward to racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend. It will be cool to have the truck series back in Atlanta after taking a couple years away. Clearly it will be my first start at the mile-and-a-half track. Fortunately, my crew chief Jason Miller has been there before, so he'll be able to give some extra insight to our ScubaLife Chevrolet team. From what I've heard, the track has a lot of character. It has a couple grooves to race in, but can get free at night. We'll have to focus on tire management and fuel mileage to make sure we're still in position for a solid finish at the end of the night."

 

 

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