Atlanta II: Jeremy Mayfield preview

Jeremy Mayfield Quotes "Our team is excited about going to Atlanta. We led a couple of times in the spring race and finished a solid second. We had the lead with less than 20 laps to go. Atlanta is the fastest track on the circuit, but there's...

Jeremy Mayfield Quotes

"Our team is excited about going to Atlanta. We led a couple of times in the spring race and finished a solid second. We had the lead with less than 20 laps to go. Atlanta is the fastest track on the circuit, but there's room to move around and pass. It's not just one groove. You can run high, low or find a groove in the middle of the track. You don't have to stay on the bottom of the track and try to hold everybody off. In fact, Evernham Motorsports is anxious to get back to Atlanta. We had a 2-3 finish there with Kasey (teammate Kasey Kahne) taking third. That was a very impressive showing for Evernham Motorsports.

"I'm approaching the final four races with one simple strategy. I'll race as hard as I can every lap, trying to get out front and stay there. Everything else will take care of itself, the points and everything. We're excited about the final four races of the season. We should be very competitive at all four tracks. It's no secret, we're going to Atlanta to run as hard as we can in the No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge."

STATS & FACTS

JEREMY MAYFIELD AT ATLANTA

* Mayfield has made 17 starts at Atlanta with four top-five and five top-10 finishes at the track. He earned his best start of fourth in spring of 1996 and his best finish of second earlier this year. Mayfield has led five Atlanta races for a total of 59 laps led.

THE CHASE IS ON

* After racing at Martinsville, Mayfield ranks 10th with four races remaining in the 2004 Chase for the Nextel Cup. He is 98 points out of ninth and just 140 out of the fifth position.

SPIES LIKE US

* The pranks, the hi-jinks and the covert humor that made "Spy vs. Spy" a popular feature in MAD Magazine will hit the high-speed banks of Atlanta Motor Speedway. The No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge of Jeremy Mayfield and No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge of Kasey Kahne will carry special "Spy vs. Spy" paint schemes to celebrate MAD Racing Weekend over the Halloween weekend.

WHAT A TURNAROUND

* Mayfield is one NASCAR's most improved Cup drivers after 32 races this year. His current ranking of 10th is 10 spots improved compared to his ranking at this point in the 2003 season.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeremy Mayfield , Kasey Kahne