Charlotte II: Mark Martin preview

CHASSIS CHOICE: Gustafson has chosen Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 5-620 for Saturday's race at Charlotte. This chassis never has been raced or tested. MARK MARTIN, DRIVER, NO. 5 GODADDY.COM CHEVROLET (ON THE GODADDY.COM TEAM'S RECENT ...

CHASSIS CHOICE: Gustafson has chosen Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 5-620 for Saturday's race at Charlotte. This chassis never has been raced or tested.

MARK MARTIN, DRIVER, NO. 5 GODADDY.COM CHEVROLET (ON THE GODADDY.COM TEAM'S RECENT MOMENTUM.): "I cannot begin to tell you how good Sunday felt out in California. To lead that many laps; to know that we had a winning race car -- that's what we've been fighting for. You know we have tried so many things and really went through a rough time. The past three weeks have proven to us that this hard work is going to pay off. We're building new cars and getting better every week. Sunday was exactly what we needed to prove that we are going in the right direction. This is a winning race team and we're going to be winning again soon."

MARTIN (ON GOING BACK TO CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY.): "We had a really good finish here in May. We had a good race car, and Alan (Gustafson, crew chief) made some really great pit calls too that put us in the right position there at the end. We're taking a brand-new race car again this week, and that seems to have been good for us the past couple of weeks as well. I'm excited to get on the track. We had such a good performance on Sunday, and I truly believe we'll be just as strong this weekend. I'm ready to go."

ALAN GUSTAFSON, CREW CHIEF, NO. 5 GODADDY.COM CHEVROLET (ON RETURNING TO CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY.): "I'm looking forward to getting back on the racetrack. Anytime you have a good weekend, you're anxious to get back out there and have another shot at a win. With the way we ran at Kansas and California, I think our intermediate package is really headed in the right direction. We had a winning race car last weekend. One that dominated for part of the race and that's a really, really good feeling. Hopefully we can bring that same kind of performance to Charlotte this Saturday."

GUSTAFSON (ON HIS "TRUCK U" APPEARANCE.): "Doing "Truck U" was fun. The producers, the hosts, everyone was very nice. They were a lot of fun to be around and work with. That was the biggest thing for me. On-camera was cool, but off-camera, everyone on the show was a lot of fun. It was a good environment to hang out in. I had a really good time and hope to do it again."

-source: hendrick motorsports

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Mark Martin
Teams Hendrick Motorsports