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Boat captures his fourth top-10 finish of the season at his home track

November 12th, 2011 - NASCAR K&N Pro Series rookie Chad Boat claimed his fourth top-10 finish of the season with a seventh-place run at his home track for the Casino Arizona 125.

The weekend started strong for the Curb Records team after Boat set the quickest lap of the practice session at 27.056 seconds on Friday as drivers turned their first laps on the reconfigured one-mile track. On Saturday, after 42 drivers took part in qualifying trying for a spot in the 40-car field, the No. 98 Curb Records car secured a top-10 starting position for the 125-lap race when Boat posted the sixth-quickest qualifying lap time.

The green flag flew at Phoenix International Raceway for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season finale and the Curbs Records car settled in the top-10, running in a close pack with the leaders. The field saw a caution on lap 67 which allowed Boat to bring the No. 98 to pit lane for four new tires and fuel. The Arizona-native restarted 10th and battled to gain three spots before crossing the finish line in seventh position.

"I'm really proud of the Curb Records/Billy Boat Motorsports team," Boat stated. "The guys have done a great job all year and it feels good to end the season with a seventh-place run. The No. 98 Curb Records/KMLE Country 108 car was fast and we proved that by leading the practice session. I think we anticipated a better finish but we'll take a top-10 finish and start focusing on getting a win next season."