Darren Manning: No. 14 ABC Supply Dallara/Honda

* Manning on the Milwaukee Mile: "The track is similar to Indy in that it is a flat track but you run a lot more downforce so in that way it is similar to a track like St. Pete. It requires more driver input than the superspeedways. It's tough to pass which also makes it more like a road course so you have to get the car comfortable enough so that you can put it where others can't. The ABC Supply team was pretty good here last year so I think we'll be alright. Milwaukee is the type of track where the good cars really show up and the bad cars can't hide."

* A.J. Foyt remembers the tradition of going to Milwaukee the first weekend after Indy. "It's like it was in the old days and brings back memories, good and bad. I've won there and I visited the hospital there too. Back then, there wasn't as much pressure at the Mile after the pressure at Indy but that's not the case for our team because ABC Supply is sponsoring this race. We'll have a lot of fans rooting for us and we want to come through for them....One of the things that I really liked about Milwaukee was the food, to be truthful. They have great steaks which I don't need any more as big as I'm getting."

* Over 1400 ABC Supply employees, customers and guests will be on hand this weekend to see Ken Hendricks, founder and CEO of the Beloit, WI-based company, wave the green flag to start the ABC Supply/AJ Foyt 225.

* All City Exteriors of Oregon, WI are this weekend's winners of the ABC Supply Your Name Here Promotion for its customers. The company name will be put on the top of the sidepods of the No. 14 ABC Supply Dallara/Honda. Waylon and Kelley Kannenberg will receive selected merchandise, race tickets, hospitality and garage passes, plus a Meet and Greet with A.J. Foyt and Darren Manning. The "Your Name Here" promotion selected winners by random drawing from a pool of entries sent in by ABC Supply customers earlier this year.

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