Friday, March 30, 2012

Hamilton Means Racing Debuts At Martinsville

After overcoming numerous obstacles and setbacks, Hamilton Means Racing will make its series debut at this weekend’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500 here at Martinsville Speedway, with driver Scott Speed behind the wheel of the team’s No. 52 Crusader Staffing Toyota.

HMR will run Toyotas purchased from Michael Waltrip Racing and engines leased from Mark Smith’s Pro Motors.  The No. 52 is a late entry for this weekend’s event, so it will not accrue any driver or owner points.

“We are so happy to finally have everything come together and we’re ready to get out there on the track,” said Dell Hamilton, co-owner of HMR. “We’re happy to have Scott driving for us and are confident that he can get the job done.”

Speed has run a limited schedule in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series since his release from Red Bull Racing in 2010. His best finish with Red Bull Racing was a fifth at Talladega in 2009, and he recorded his first career Top 10 finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series; a 10th at Martinsville Speedway.

Speed must beat three other teams on time to qualify for Sunday’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500.

Hamilton’s company Crusader Staffing will be the primary sponsor while the team seeks new partnerships and sponsors. Crusader Staffing is a nationwide company that specializes in professionally managed warehouse labor.  Since 2002, Crusader has been serving its customers all across the US.  Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Crusader provides a wide range of logistics services with a core specialty in loading and unloading freight. This includes unloading containers, railcars, and trailers at warehouses and distribution centers. 


  1. Anonymous1:31 PM

    The No. 52 is a late entry for this weekend’s event, so it will not accrue any driver or owner points.

    Dave can you explain this?
    When is the entry deadline for each race weekend?

    Robert Y

  2. It's pretty self-explanatory. If a team does file file an entry by the deadline, they do not receive points. This allows tracks to know who is coming, so they can promote. Not sure exactly how far out the deadline is.