Justin Lofton, No. 77 Lofton Cattle Toyota Tundra
Track: Dover International Speedway
Event: Lucas Oil 200
When: Friday, May 13, 4:45 PM (Eastern)
Broadcast information: Tape delay, 8:30 PM (Eastern) SPEED
Last Time Out: Justin Lofton and the No. 77 Lofton Cattle team had their work cut out for them during the last event at Nashville Superspeedway. Shortly after Lofton climbed behind the wheel of his Toyota Tundra for the start of the race, the team discovered that they could not hear Lofton on the radio. Despite the challenge of adjusting on the truck without their driver's input, the Ryan "Rudy" Fugle led team showed well with a solid 16th place finish. After the tour's first five events Lofton sits 19th in the driver point standings.
Lofton at Dover: One year ago, Lofton tallied his best finish to date within Camping World Truck Series competition by scoring a third place finish at the Monster Mile. Lofton started the 200-mile race from the 19th position, ran within the top-10 for most of the event, and ran as high as second before ending the day in the third spot.
Dover Rounds: Lofton and the No. 77 Lofton Cattle team will be busy throughout their two-day stay in Dover. With two practice sessions set for Thursday afternoon, Friday will be a little more hectic both on and off of the track for the team. Following qualifying on Friday morning, Lofton will participate in an autograph session in the Camping World Store in the Fan Zone from 12:30 to 1:30 PM local time. Additionally, the No. 77 team will host two servicemen from the nearby Dover Air Force Base on Friday. Sgt. Gregory L. Hanner and Sgt. Louis Orville Hess will be joining the team, serving as Honorary Pit Crew Members for the Lucas Oil 200, which will begin just after 4:30 PM.
Truck Information: Lofton will race chassis GR102, TRD006. It is the same truck that the team raced earlier this season at Martinsville. The truck showed speed by posting the fourth fastest time in practice, followed by an eighth place qualifying effort. Early contact with a lapped truck however, forced the team to the garage for prolonged repairs. They rallied to finish 32nd.
Lofton on Dover: "I am so excited about getting back to Dover. I had never even raced on a track that was even comparable to it before the race last year. It is challenging and unique, that is for sure. I'm looking forward to going back and running up front again."
Crew Chief Ryan "Rudy" Fugle on Dover: "Dover is a good track for Justin. We've had some bumps along the road but now that we are about to hit a string of racing, we want to start it off with a strong run at Dover, continue building our team, and improve his finish from last season."
Contact: Amanda Brahler
Justin Lofton Media Relations