Ray Black Jr Combines Scuba Diving and NASCAR

How can you combine two really cool things like NASCAR and Scuba diving? Just ask NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Ray Black Jr. The Florida native and driver's late model team is named "TEAM SCUBA!"Now the driver is bringing his SCUBA connection to Chicago in a major way behind the wheel of the No. 08 ScubaLife/NASE Worldwide Silverado. All of the weekend action is outlined in a FANTASTIC story from SS Green Light Racing. The Whole release from SSis posted below.

MOORESVILLE, NC – September 9, 2014 – Ray Black Jr. will make his fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start on Friday in the Lucas Oil 225 as he takes the wheel of the No. 08 ScubaLife/NASE Worldwide Silverado for SS Green Light Racing at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL.

The young Florida native has been busy this summer; in addition to running the first three NASCAR races of his career, Black has been running his Team Scuba late model, finishing third at his last race in Pensacola. “That strong finish made me real happy and brought my confidence up. I feel like we can carry some of that momentum to the truck series these next two weeks,” said Black who will also pilot the SS Green Light Racing ScubaLife/NASE Worldwide Chevrolet at New Hampshire.

“I spent some time in the Florida Keys and we went lobstering; that was a lot of fun. The other night I caught a 6-1/2 foot nurse shark right off the beach, so we’ve been busy,” he continued. “The summer is winding down now. It’s already starting too cool off.”

“This will be my fourth race in the trucks overall,” Black explained. “It’s another new track that I’m really looking forward to running. I’ve heard it’s really fast; I can’t wait to race on Friday night.”

“It’s quite a bit different from the first three tracks I’ve been to in the trucks. Each one is different in its own way. From the paperclip at Martinsville to Gateway and Pocono which are triangles, now we’re going to Chicago which is a fast mile and a half cookie-cutter, it’s a whole new ballgame again.”

“I’m really looking forward to this race; hopefully we can get the truck figured out, find some speed on the track and get a good finish for our ScubaLife/NASE Worldwide Chevy,” concluded Black. “Then after the race, I’m going to go back to North Carolina and spend a week with the SS Green Light team in shop before heading up to New Hampshire.”

The Lucas Oil 225 will prelude Saturday’s Nationwide Series Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300 and Sunday’s 400 and is the 328th consecutive NCWTS start for the SS Green Light Racing team, a streak that dates back to 2001.

Practice for the Lucas Oil 225 will be Thursday, September 11th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. On Friday, September 12th qualifying will begin at 2:15 p.m. and the green flag will fly for the Lucas Oil 225 at 7:30 p.m. Central time. The race will be shown live on FOX Sports 1 and will also be broadcast via the Motor Racing Network and on SIRIUSXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.

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