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Ray Black Jr. Earns 13th Place Finish in Las Vegas Motor Speedway Debut

 LAS VEGAS, N.V.  (October 5, 2015) - It may have been his debut start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) rookie driver Ray Black Jr. earned his fourth straight Top-15 finish Saturday night when he finished 13th at the 1.5-mile track. This finish marks the driver of the No. 07 ScubaLife.com Chevrolet's fourth straight and 11th overall Top-15 finish of the season.


After starting the Rhino Linings 350 from the back of the field, Black quietly made his way up by consistently gaining positions during the long green flag runs. Strategy also allowed him to lead a lap under a cycle of green flag pit stops, gaining a bonus point towards the championship standings.

“Vegas was great! The track has its own character to it with unique bumps and grooves. You can gamble on the track a little bit which is always fun and fits in with being in Vegas,” said Black. “We had to get a handle on the truck during practice, but once the race started we were solid. I was really impressed with what we were able to do in the middle of the race and our passing capabilities tonight.”

As the laps began winding down, fuel strategy came into play for the leaders but was not a threat to the end of Black's race. He was able to run without any worry of running out and finish 13th.

“We were good on fuel at the end there. I know other teams had to worry, but we were in the clear,” Black explained. “It was really nice to just go hard to the finish and grab every spot we could without worrying.”

Black also continues to chip away at 10th place in the championship standings, as he now sits 28 points outside of it in 11th with five races remaining in the 2015 season.

The next race for Black and his ScubaLife team will be the Fred's 250 at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, October 24. Fans can keep up with him during the two off-weeks by following him and his sponsor, ScubaLife, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @TeamScubaRacing and @RayBlackJr. Learn more about Ray Black Jr. and Team Scuba by visiting www.rayblackjr.com and www.teamscuba.com.

About Ray Black Jr.
Ray Black, Jr. 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 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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