Ray Hackett Racing

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Ray Hackett Racing
Owner(s) Ray Hackett
Base Salisbury, North Carolina
Series Camping World Truck Series
Nationwide Series
Race drivers Donnie Neuenberger
Sponsors Eagle Convenience Store
Manufacturer Ford

Ray Hackett Racing is a NASCAR Nationwide Series team owned by Ray Hackett. RHR fields the #76 Eagle Convenience Store Ford F-150 for Donnie Neuenberger.

The team focused primarily on the NASCAR Nationwide Series to start the 2008 season. However late in the season they purchased the fleet of trucks from JTG Racing in order to pursue racing in the Camping World Truck Series.
Hackett Racing purchases and leases their engines from Roush/Yates.

2008 season[edit]

The team raced in 2 events in the 2008 Season. The Lipton Tea 250 in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, starting 43rd and finishing 35th and the Ford 200 in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, starting 26th and finishing 34th after engine troubles. Ryan Hackett was the primary driver for both races.

2009 season[edit]

The team started the season by failing to qualify in the Nationwide Series race at Nashville. Following that effort they concentrated on the Truck Series. Hackett Racing scored their first top twenty finish, an 18th place finish in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200. At the WinStar World Casino 400 they debuted their second truck, the #75, driven by Ryan Mathews. Later in the season at the Michigan 200, the #76 truck driven by Hackett led its first ever laps and was awarded the "Wix Lap Leader Award" for the race.[1] The #76 also put up a 4th place practice run at Talladega Superspeedway in their final race of the season, however despite running most of the race in the top 15 a rear axle problem about halfway through the race ended the day early.

2010 season[edit]

In January 2010 RHR announced that it would be attempting to race the entire 2010 Camping World Truck Series schedule with the #76 truck, again with Ryan Hackett as the driver. It also announced that it would run select races with its #75 truck, with Ryan Mathews again as primary driver. They debuted at the February 12th Daytona race with new sponsor Sears Sand and Gravel of Gloucester, Virginia on board and finished 15th. Prior to the Martinsville race in March it was announced that 2009 ARCA West Series Champion Brian Johnson, Jr. would drive the #76 truck in the Kroger 250, bringing sponsor SUPERSEAL Construction Products along with him. Johnson Jr. raced to a 32nd place finish at Martinsville and then a 30th place finish the following week at Nashville. The #75 truck would make its season debut at Kansas Speedway with Chris Jones driving it. For 2010 Hackett will again drive the #76 Ford with Johnson Jr. running at Martinsville again. On April 28, it was announced that veteran driver Rick Crawford would take over the #76 Ford at Kansas with sponsorship from SUPERSEAL originally entered for Hackett. This driver swap was due to Crawford's regular team, Circle Bar Racing, facing financial difficulties despite having the necessary equipment to race. Crawford qualified 15th for the race and was actually racing for the lead when he was involved in an accident. He would finish the race in 31st position.

2011 Results #76 Truck[edit]

Race Driver Start Finish Owner's Points Position
NextEra Energy Resources 250, Daytona International Speedway Alli Owens DNQ DNQ N/A
Coca-Cola 250, Talladega Superspeedway Ryan Hackett 30th 22nd 57th

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