Bristol COT test: Hamlin visits media

DENNY HAMLIN, NO. 11 FEDEX IMPALA SS, SPOKE WITH MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA IN THE BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY MEDIA CENTER DURING THIS EVENING'S DINNER BREAK. HAMLIN AND OTHER TEAM CHEVY DRIVERS ARE TESTING IN PREPARATION FOR THE DEBUT OF IMPALA SS IN THE...

DENNY HAMLIN, NO. 11 FEDEX IMPALA SS, SPOKE WITH MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA IN THE BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY MEDIA CENTER DURING THIS EVENING'S DINNER BREAK. HAMLIN AND OTHER TEAM CHEVY DRIVERS ARE TESTING IN PREPARATION FOR THE DEBUT OF IMPALA SS IN THE FOOD CITY 500 MARCH 25, 2007.

ON POSTING FASTEST TIMES IN BOTH PRACTICE SESSIONS HELD SO FAR TODAY: "It means our team has done a whole lot of homework on this program the last couple of years. This is the first really official test where guys are bringing their race stuff. I am pretty happy about where we are standing because not only are we fast, but we are really good on the long runs and that really matters here. I am definitely excited to come back.

ON HOW MUCH TESTING HE HAS DONE IN IMPALA SS PRIOR TO TODAY: "I haven't really tested this car that much. I haven't been in one since May of last year. This is a fairly new experience to me. But it makes you feel good when you can come here and be competitive."

ON DIFFERENCES BETWEEN IMPALA SS AND MONTE CARLO SS ON BMS: "It really doesn't drive that much different to tell you the truth. I am just as comfortable in the Impala as I am in the Monte Carlo. There is really not a whole lot of change and as long as we keep the Chevys up front, we will be in good shape."

ON ROOM INSIDE THE CAR: "Once I belt in and get buckled, I am in a car. Really for us it is just a factor for us. You might feel a little more comfortable than we have been before, I can see a whole lot more in these cans than I can in the other. There is a little extra comfort level there."

ON HAVING ANY ISSUE WITH SPLITTER OR DRAGGING ON THE TRACK: "No, we came pretty dialed in as far as that is concerned. There hasn't been we have had to adjust on. Now we are just trying different things to get the balance good."

-credit: nascar

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