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Josh Lucas Racing Notches 3rd Win of 2011 at Richmond Speedway

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Lucas isn't certain why he and his car like Richmond so much, but he generally knows right after taking hot-laps whether he has the car to win on any given night.
Lucas isn't certain why he and his car like Richmond so much, but he generally knows right after taking hot-laps whether he has the car to win on any given night.
There are several things we have comprehensively established about New Haven, Kentucky's Josh Lucas - he's a devoted family man, he drives the No.78 dirt modified, and he really loves to compete at Richmond Speedway.

"This was our third win at Richmond Speedway. We set fast time (16:591), we won our heat race and sat on the pole for the feature. Then we again lead all 20 laps of the feature," Lucas told K&N Race News.
Josh Lucas and his K&N sponsored N.78 car won three times in 2011 at Richmond Speedway.
Josh Lucas and his K&N sponsored N.78 car won three times in 2011 at Richmond Speedway.


Lucas says that every win is special and feels just like the first one. "I guess it's because it's just my dad, my mom, my brother and me that work on it. Mom and dad do a little more during the week than me. And my brother Shawn comes to every race and helps us at the track. It's a family affair and it just makes the win that much more exciting."

The K&N sponsored driver doesn't over-analyze the what-not and whys regarding his repeated success at the three-tenth of mile, clay surfaced Richmond Kentucky track, he just drives. "This car really likes the Richmond track for some reason, I don't know if it's because it is a small track or what. After hot-laps I can pretty much tell if we have the car to win and I felt another win coming on that night."

"Dad always says the car can be faster, so we are always making changes," continued Lucas. We try out things in hot-laps, if we don't like it, or the car doesn't like it, we change it back."
Lucas is all about family and he sends a special shout-out to his dad, Gerald, for everything he does.
Lucas is all about family and he sends a special shout-out to his dad, Gerald, for everything he does.


For Lucas Racing 2011 has great season of racing, with three trips to victory lane "and lots of top-five finishes," adds Lucas. "We traveled some this year, and when you go to different tracks, it's hard to beat the local drivers. But overall we have been happy with our results."

The season ended a bit sooner than Lucas had planned when he flipped his car last Saturday at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, Kentucky. "It was an easy roll-over and I landed back on the wheels, but I did do quite a bit of damage to the front suspension." With only two races remaining on their schedule, the decision was made to tear down the No.78, evaluate the damage and start rebuilding for the 2012 season. "We haven't really talked much about next season, but I am sure we will be visiting Richmond Speedway several times next year along with traveling to some different tracks."

"We had a good year and we want to thank K&N for all their support and the great products that we use throughout the year like filters, filter oil and the cleaner. You really have the best products on the market today. I also want to give a big thank you to my dad, he is always trying to make the car faster, he does a lot of the work every night, and he is also the money man behind the car. Thank you DAD!"

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