Korbin Forrister – Atlanta Motor Speedway Advance

 Great Clips 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS)

Korbin Forrister looks forward on 2016 NASCAR Trucks Season… After just one start at the IMG_0134Atlanta Motor Speedway, Forrister looks to advance his knowledge of wheeling around the mile and half quad oval in Hampton, Georgia this weekend. In 2015, Korbin started 26th and finished the race in 20th, making a solid effort in his Atlanta debut. Despite misfortunes of
missing the race from one week ago at the Daytona International Speedway, Forrister is looking forward to buckling in behind the wheel this weekend in his home state of Georgia, increasing his momentum for the 2016 season.

Forrister’s thoughts on Atlanta Motor Speedway… “I am looking forward to Atlanta this week. We had a rough time in Daytona Beach because we rushed to finalize the deal together, and it’s expected to not go out there and be out front being a new team. The guys thrashed hard to get us there and we barely missed it. With the equipment we have and how hard the whole team works, I think we are more than capable with going to Atlanta and having a good showing. We have an excellent engine program that has a lot to with who’s fast at Atlanta, being Daytona was more about the body, and we had no time to go to the wind tunnel. I am ready to get to Atlanta Motor Speedway and capitalize on this weekend. Plus, Atlanta is in the backyard of my hometown so it’s always pretty special to me!”

No. 59 Ford F-150 Chassis… Crew Chief Teddy Brown and the No. 59 Lira Motorsports crew will debut chassis No. 103 from it’s Mooresville, NC stable for Saturday’s 200-mile race.

Additional Notes… This will mark Forrister’s 28th career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCTWS) start and make Lira Motorsports’ first NCWTS appearance at AMS.

Career Stats at Atlanta Motor Speedway

NCWTS:           Starts: 1          Laps: 125        Avg Start: 26    Avg Finish: 20

Stay Social with Korbin Be sure to follow Korbin and Lira Motorsports on social media throughout the week; Facebook- /KorbinForrister, /LiraMotorsportsFL; Twitter- @KorbinForrister, @LiraMotorsports. For more information about Korbin Forrister visit http://www.korbinforrister.com or to schedule an interview, contact Matt Casto of The Sports Agency at 214-458-2301 or E-mail Matt at matt@thesportsagency.com.

Tune-in… The Great Clips 200 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway will broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 (FS1) Saturday, February 27th at 4:30 pm ET. Also, the Motor Racing Network (MRN) will provide coverage along with a broadcast on SiriusXM Channel 90.

Weekend ScheduleThe NASCAR Camping World Truck Series takes to the track for first practice on Friday from 10-10 :55 am ET, then for second practice from 1 :30 – 2 :25 pm ET, and once more from 4 :00 – 5 :25 pm ET for Final Practice. Qualifying will take place Saturday morning at 10:00 am ET. (Single Vehicle/ Two Laps). The Great Clips 200 will begin at 4:30 pm,130 laps for 200.2 miles around the one and half mile quad oval.

 About Roush-Yates Engines… Roush Yates Engines, in partnership with Ford Performance, design, develop, and test the Ford FR9 V8 engine in Roush Yates Engines’ state-of-the-art facilities located in Mooresville, NC.  Here a dedicated team of engineers, technicians, and fabricators work together to build the most powerful and reliable engines for their NASCAR customers. An estimated 40% of the engine components are expertly manufactured in house at Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions facility.

About Lira Motorsports… Lira Motorsports is a multi-car, multi series race team owned by Carlos and Amanda Lira. The team competes in the ARCA Racing Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR Whelen All- American Late Model, and IMSA Sportscar events nationwide. Lira Motorsports’ ARCA and NASCAR Trucks programs are operated from an 18,000 square foot shop in Mooresville, North Carolina and the late model team operates from a 12,000 square foot facility in Port Orange, Florida, just minutes from Daytona International Speedway.

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