Iowa: Southard Motorsports Thursday quotes

Iowa Speedway post test day quotes Mark Martin: Question: What is it about the speedway that makes it so special? Everyone seems to like it? MM: "Well, I think it's just designed really well. Rusty Wallace and the guys did a really good job...

Iowa Speedway post test day quotes

Mark Martin:

Question: What is it about the speedway that makes it so special? Everyone seems to like it?

MM: "Well, I think it's just designed really well. Rusty Wallace and the guys did a really good job with it. I wanted to come here and see the fans and check the place out."

Question: Tell us about these Daytona Prototypes if you would?

MM: "They are very sophisticated compared to what I'm used to driving. They do a lot more for you than our big heavy cars do. It's a lot of fun. I'm here for my first time in one, and we're just playing with it. It's still all about driving a car as fast as it will go, no matter what car it is or what track. That's basically what I'm doing: is going as fast I as I can with it here and keep it up on the pavement."

Randy Ruhlman:

"This is a great place. It is totally unique and really fast with a tight infield section. The practice day went well today. Each one of us got some time in the car and Mark is really getting the hang of this car. We'll be able to put our heads together and see what we can come up with setup-wise. With such quick laps, we're doing 43 second laps, keeping up and trying to stay out of trouble will be the key to success in the race. I think the three of us are going to have a good run tomorrow.

Shane Lewis:

"One of the great things about having Mark on board with us is that it allows Randy and I to set up for all of the infield road course sections. We also get to utilize Mark's expertise on the fast oval section here at Iowa. Because Iowa isn't like any other road course we run, I think that is what is going to bring the car together for us for the race. It's being able to put both of our experiences together to make one really, really good car here at Iowa. And I think it is going to be a phenomenal race."

-credit: sm

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Shane Lewis , Rusty Wallace , Randy Ruhlman , Mark Martin