Darlington II: Jeremy Mayfield preview

Jeremy Mayfield Quotes "We're really looking forward to the final two races, especially Darlington. The track is demanding on the driver, team and equipment. Because it is so demanding, a win or good finish at Darlington means so much to a...

Jeremy Mayfield Quotes

"We're really looking forward to the final two races, especially Darlington. The track is demanding on the driver, team and equipment. Because it is so demanding, a win or good finish at Darlington means so much to a team. I've run well at Darlington and I've been bitten by the track. We had a good car in the spring and finished in the top five. We still want to finish as high as we can in the Chase for the Nextel Cup, so our strategy is go out and run as hard as we can and still be in control. If you're out of control at Darlington, you're in trouble.

STATS & FACTS

JEREMY MAYFIELD AT DARLINGTON

* Mayfield has made 20 starts at Darlington with one pole, five top-five and seven top-10 finishes at the track. He earned his pole in fall of 2000 and his best finish of second in the spring of 1999. Mayfield has led seven Darlington races for a total of 320 laps led -- including the first laps led in his career (led once for 18 laps in March race of 1995).

THE CHASE IS ON

* After racing at Phoenix, Mayfield ranks 10th with two races remaining in the 2004 Chase for the Nextel Cup. He is just 19 points out of ninth and 33 points out of the eighth position.

EVERNHAM DODGE TO BE "FUELED BY DEW"

* Mayfield will run a "Fueled by Dew" paintscheme on his No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge this weekend at Darlington Raceway. Mayfield unveiled the Mt. Dew paintscheme at Michigan in June, where his teammate Kahne made the season debut of the special green and black design.

WHAT A TURNAROUND

* Mayfield is one NASCAR's most improved Cup drivers after 34 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