Camping World Truck Series

NCWTS: Robby Lyons Homestead-Miami Preview

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The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rolls into Homestead-Miami Speedway this week for the season finale Ford EcoBoost 200 and a familiar face will be behind the wheel.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver, Robby Lyons will be back behind the wheel of the No. 33 with new partners B&W Structural coming on board the Reaume Brothers Racing Chevy Silverado.

Lyons who last raced for RBR in the Fr8Auctions 250 at Talladega Superspeedway in October will look to have another solid finish after finishing 14th in that event.

This Friday’s race at 1.5-mile track will mark Lyons second career start at Homestead.

Last November, after starting 20th and finishing 12th in his NCWTS debut last season at Phoenix in the No. 49 Sunwest Construction Chevrolet for Premium Motorsports Lyons was approved for all of NASCAR’s 1.5-mile tracks.

This in turn led to a second race with Premium in the truck series season finale.

Lyons back in the No. 49 Sunwest Construction Chevrolet for Premium crossed the checkers with a 24th place result after starting the race in 23rd.

A finish with which Lyons will look to improve upon this Friday evening when the green flag drops for the final time in the NCWTS this season.

I recently asked Lyons what the most challenging thing about racing at Homestead is, here is what he had to say.

“I don’t have as much experience at Homestead as a lot of other drivers do but being that it’s going to be the first race track that I’m coming back to I think I can call myself somewhat experienced. I think the fact that we only race here once a year makes it a challenge. The surface is a lot like the old Darlington and your tires lose grip literally as soon as you roll off pit road. Factor that in and eventually you’re going to have to move your line up, not many drivers can make the bottom work at Homestead in a truck.

Robby on last year at Homestead, “Last year we only had 2 stage cautions which made it really difficult to gain track position. So, minimizing mistakes when walking that razor thin line is where one driver can really stand out over another. I think that’s exactly why Homestead is the perfect track to end the season. The championship caliber teams are always going to rise to the occasion when you give them a challenge like the one this race track presents.”

I went on to ask Lyons how excited he is to be back behind the wheel this weekend.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be heading back to Homestead-Miami this weekend! I’ve honestly been looking forward to this race all year long. Not only is it one of the most fun tracks to race on but it’s the first time I’ll be going into a race weekend with some past experience to fall back on.”

Lyons also elaborated on his team and the truck he’s running this Friday evening.

“Having Bruce back on the pit box just builds my confidence even more, I know he’s had the success and even celebrated championships down here. Both him and the whole RBR, CRT, CFR crew guys and girls have worked really hard on this truck. It’s actually a BKR (Brad Keselowski Racing) truck that we got way back in the spring.I know the #29 BKR truck was in victory lane last year with Chase Briscoe behind the wheel and if I do my job and take care of it on Friday, I don’t see why we can’t drive our No. 33 B&W Structural Silverado to the front just like we did at Talladega last month. Momentum is definitely on our side and I’m just anxious to get on track and see what we’ve got, said Lyons.”

In 8 NCWTS starts this season the 29-year old has two top-15 finishes, 3 top-20’s and hasn’t finished worse than 26th (Kansas).

If you aren’t currently following Robby or Reaume Brother’s Racing on their social media channels and would like to I’ve provided the information below.

Robby Lyons

Official Website: http://www.robbylyonsracing.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rlracing2

Twitter: @RLRacing2

Instagram: @rlracing2

Reaume Brother’s Racing

Official Website: http://www.reaumebrothersracing.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ReaumeBrosRacing

Twitter: @RBR_Teams

Instagram: @rbr_teams

 

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About Sarah Handy

Sarah Handy is a NASCAR writer. You can find her on Twitter at @SarahHandy85. A college student studying Communications/Public Relations Field and an Electronics Associate at Walmart. Sarah enjoys tweeting about racing, running, reading, puzzles, video games, and photography. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Sarah avidly follows all major New England Teams (Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins & Celtics) as well as a huge fan of what she considers her home track New Hampshire Motor Speedway which she attends each year.

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