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Black’s debut season in the NXS has not come without its challenges, but the 25-year-old driver and his SS Green Light racing team have persevered to collect 10 Top-25 finishes, three of which are Top-20s. With the second half the season underway, Black now looks to step up his performance and finish consistently in the Top-20 each week.
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In order to get these results, Black already has an idea of what he and his team needs to do week in and week out.
“We’re starting to return to some tracks now where we’ve been before, so we have an idea of what we need on the track,” Black stated. “I’m getting more and more comfortable at these tracks, but having more seat time is never a bad thing either. If we just continue to get better each time we visit a track, there’s no reason why we can succeed.”
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“Once the brake issue happened during last month’s race, we used the experience as a test session to see what we could learn for this race,” Black said. “It was a tough race last time. We had a really fast car and were running Top-15 times once we fixed the brake issue but had lost too many laps to get that finish. This time we can really show everyone what we can do at Iowa and come home with the finish we deserve.”
The U.S. Cellular 250 will take place on Saturday, July 30 at 8:00 p.m. ET at Iowa Speedway. Fans can tune in via NBCSN or MRN Radio for live race coverage.
Fans can keep up with Ray Black Jr. by following him and his sponsor, ScubaLife, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @RayBlackJr and @TeamScubaRacing. Learn more about Ray Black Jr. and Team Scuba by visiting www.rayblackjr.com and www.teamscuba.com. (SS Green Light Racing)