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Team Scuba Racing Relegated to a 21st Place Finish in Toyota Tundra 250

Ray Black Jr.’s First Kansas Speedway Appearance Ends Early

Due to Mechanical Failure

 

Team Scuba Racing Relegated to a 21st Place Finish in Toyota Tundra 250

 

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (May 8, 2015) – Ray Black Jr. and his No. 07 ScubaLife.com Chevrolet Silverado team saw their night cut short due to a broken oil pump belt during the Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway. The team was ultimately scored in 21st place.

 

Black started the night off strong when he qualified 16th, his second-best qualifying effort of his first full rookie season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Once the green flag waved, he raced among the Top-20 while learning the grooves of Kansas Speedway and getting adjustments on his truck.

 

Black was racing in 14th place on Lap 108 when a red light on the dashboard suddenly came on. Right after radioing it into his crew, he tried slowing the truck down, but the engine had already blown. After further inspection, it was discovered that a broken oil pump belt was the cause of the problem.

 

“The team did a great job this week. We definitely learned a lot, especially for it being our first time here,” said Black. “It’s disappointing to see the night come to an early end with how hard we worked, but we will continue to move forward and get back at it next week.”

 

Despite the early end to the night, Black remains in the Top-10 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship Point Standings. He currently sits in ninth place, 63 points behind leader, Matt Crafton.

 

Next up for Black and Team Scuba Racing is the NC Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 15.

 

About Ray Black Jr.

Ray Black Jr. mostly grew up in Florida after relocating from Montgomery, Alabama at age 9. It was here that Black. fell in love with deep sea diving after a couple of scuba trips with his father. His passion for motorsports came later at age 14 after playing some racing video games. He began competing in the Florida Mini Cup Racing Association (FMCRA), where finished in the Top-5 in every race and also secured the FMCRA Junior All Star Championship. In 2013 Black moved up to racing pro late models and then into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2014. During that year, he got his first taste of true NASCAR racing when he competed in seven races for SS Green Light Racing. The 2015 season marks Black’s first full year in one of NASCAR’s national touring series.

 

About ScubaLife

ScubaLife is a social network focused on building an online community for divers of all levels of experience and passion. Its goal is to attract new divers and keep current divers active by creating a space for them to connect and share their experiences online.  ScubaLife looks to promote the diving lifestyle as something fun and exciting for people of all ages. Users can connect with other divers, instructors and retailers within the community. Having grown up deep sea diving, Black and ScubaLife have an easy, natural partnership. ScubaLife will appear on Black’s No. 07 Chevy Silverado for the entire 2015 season.

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