Justin Lofton ready for Kroger 200
At this weekend's Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway, Westmorland native Justin Lofton will be running the same pink paint scheme on the No. 6 Lofton Cattle Chevrolet Silverado that the team ran at Talladega, Ala., Superspeedway earlier this month. (PHOTO COURTESY OF BRENT BRUSH / October 26, 2012)
While many competitors in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series took a weekend off, Lofton returned to his roots to compete in the BlueWater Desert Challenge with the Best in the Desert Off-Road Racing Association in Parker, Ariz. Driving the No. 1577 Lofton Cattle/General Tire/J6 INK/Jimco Racing Inc. Class 1500 Unlimited Buggy, Lofton qualified third in the field of 20, but succumbed to mechanical damage in both days of the two-day competition.
Breast Cancer Awareness Paint Scheme
Supporting National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lofton will be running the same pink paint scheme on the No. 6 Lofton Cattle Chevrolet Silverado that the team ran at Talladega, Ala., Superspeedway earlier this month. In what has become a common scene among professional athletes during the month of October.
Still fighting for the championship
As we enter race 19 of 22, Lofton is far from giving up on his bid for the 2012 NCWTS championship. Lofton enters Martinsville, Va., Speedway for the sixth time in his career, ranked seventh in the standings, 86 points behind championship points leader Ty Dillon. In the spring race, Lofton finished in fourth-place.
Watch and listen
The championship battle moves to Martinsville Speedway this weekend as competitors from the NCWTS take on 200 laps at the 0.526-mile oval in the Kroger 200 on Saturday. Live coverage of practice can be seen on SPEED Channel on Friday Oct. 26 at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Qualifying will air on SPEED at 7:30 a.m., with race coverage beginning at 10:30 a.m. on SPEED, MRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
Follow Lofton, driver of the No. 6 Lofton Cattle Chevrolet Silverado, on Twitter (@jlracing) and Facebook (facebook.com/jlracing), and visit loftonracing.com for the latest news and updates. Find out the latest news and updates about Lofton’s business, J6INK on twitter (@j6ink) and online at www.j6ink.com.
Most popular driver
Don’t forget to vote for Justin Lofton in the 2012 NCWTS Most Popular Driver Award. You can vote once per day every day by visiting www.nascar.com/ncwtsmpd through Nov. 16. Two lucky fans and their guests will win an all expense paid trip to the 2012 Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series Awards banquet at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel by registering for the Most Popular Driver sweepstakes after placing their vote.
“Well, after two weeks off and a not so good race in the desert, I’m looking forward to getting back to Martinsville. It’s (Martinsville Speedway) a track that we ran well at back in the spring. We ran third all day, and ended up fourth. So, I hope to at least duplicate that result. I’m coming back with a great short-track truck that the guys at the shop have been working hard on all month. So, I am excited to get back to some NASCAR truck racing.”
— Justin Lofton
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