CERRO GORDO, N.C. – Having worked for Richard Childress Racing for the last three years, Matt McCall is no stranger to Bristol Motor Speedway.
But Wednesday, the race engineer for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series No. 31 Chevrolet driven by Jeff Burton will get a whole new view of the high-banked half mile. McCall will be behind the wheel of the Ricky Benton Racing (RBR) Enterprises No. 92 BTS Tire and Wheel Distributors/Goodyear FleetHQ/QMI Chevrolet for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) UNOH 200.
“I’m thrilled to have this opportunity,” said McCall, who will be making his first NCWTS start in 10 years. “I’ve worked with Ricky (Benton) over the last several years with my late model team and he and Black’s Tire have been big supporters.
“It is an honor to be able to drive the truck at Bristol.”
Despite his limited experience in the series, McCall has high expectations for himself and the team.
“(Crew chief) Mike (Hester) and the guys have us a good piece for the race,” said McCall. “I think if we can stay out of trouble, we can run in the top 10. With a little luck, a top-five finish isn’t out of the question.”
Benton, likewise, is expecting a good finish at Bristol.
“Matt is a guy with a ton of short track experience and success in late models and we feel he can translate some of that success into our effort at Bristol,” said Benton. “The team has worked hard on the truck for this week and I think it’s going to pay off for us.”