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Ray Black Jr. Overcomes Gear Problems to Secure 11th Place Finish at Dover

 DOVER, Del. (May 30, 2015) – Ray Black Jr. battled his way through gear issues for the majority of Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race to secure an 11th place finish in his No. 07 ScubaLife.com Chevrolet Silverado. The Lucas Oil 200 marked his first start at Dover International Speedway and his third Top-15 finish of the year.

 
After qualifying 20th, Black worked closely with his spotter, Stevie Reeves, to determine the best lines to move up through the field. Just before Lap 50 and under caution for an unrelated incident, he radioed over to his crew that he had lost the gears in the truck. Black would only have fourth gear for the rest of the race.  
 
Despite having to drop back on restarts due to the lack of gears, Black stayed competitive. In the closing laps of the race, he made a three-wide pass to secure his 11th place finish at the “Monster Mile.”
 
“What a comeback this weekend! My team did an awesome job, from Jason (Miller, crew chief) on the pit box to Stevie (Reeves, spotter) guiding me through that three-wide move. We were so close to a Top-10,” said Black. “I wish I could have ran up with the leaders because it looked like they were having a lot of fun, but we did what we had to do with our issues today and secured a solid finish.”
 
With this finish, Black moves back into 10th place in the NCWTS Championship Standings, 89 points behind leader Matt Crafton.
 
“It feels great to be back in the Top-10 in points, especially with Texas coming up next weekend,” said Black.  “I raced at that track last year and had a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to keeping this momentum at Texas.”
 
The next race for Black and his No. 07 ScubaLife.com Chevrolet Silverado team will be the Winstar World Casino 400 at Texas Motor Speedway on June 5th.
 
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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