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RAY BLACK JR. FINISHES 29TH AT TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY
TALLADEGA, Ala. (May 1, 2016) – It wasn’t the return to restrictor plate racing that NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) competitor Ray Black Jr. was hoping for, as the driver of the No. 07 ScubaLife.com Chevrolet and his team had issues keeping pace with the draft and finished 29th on Saturday.
Black had a solid start to the weekend, working on both single car runs and drafting before finishing sixth in the final practice session. He would go on to qualify 28th for Saturday’s race.
Once the green flag dropped, Black began making his way up through the field, racing as high as 14th at times. After a pitting for four tires and fuel during the third caution of the race, Black was shuffled back and restarted 30th. The No. 07 ScubaLife Chevrolet was unable to keep up with the pace of the main draft, ultimately losing its momentum forward and falling a lap down. Black and the team fought hard for the lucky dog position for the reminder of the race but never got the caution they were looking for.
“That was a tough race for us,” said Black. “Our ScubaLife Chevrolet just didn’t handle well around other cars in the draft like we thought it was going to. It was like it would just hit a wall or something and the pack would take off away from us. We’ll take this off-weekend to regroup and come back strong at Dover!”
Black and his ScubaLife team will return to the track at Dover International Speedway on Saturday, May 14 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Black finished 11th there in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series last year and looks forward to grabbing another solid finish at the one-mile concrete track.
Fans can keep up with Ray Black Jr. by following him and his sponsor, ScubaLife, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @RayBlackJr<http://www.twitter.com/rayblackjr> and @TeamScubaRacing<http://www.twitter.com/teamscubaracing>. Learn more about Ray Black Jr. and Team Scuba by visiting www.rayblackjr.com <http://www.rayblackjr.com/> and www.teamscuba.com<http://www.teamscuba.com/>.
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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. In 2015, Black competed in his first full season of NASCAR in the Camping World Truck Series, where he finished 11th in the championship standings with one Top-5 and 11 Top-15 finishes. Black will compete in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for the 2016 season. Learn more at www.rayblackjr.com<http://www.rayblackjr.com/>.
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