Biffle on the Shootout: This is about the most excited I can remember being about the start of a season. We had a good test at Daytona last month and we're looking forward to seeing what we've got in the draft. The Shootout is a big deal if for no other reason than it is the first race of the season. It's not a points race, so we can go out there and just have fun with it. It's always good to get the extra laps and be able to experiment with a few things during practice and even the during the Shootout. I think we're all just looking forward to getting back to racing."
Erwin on the Shootout: "It's obviously very advantageous to be in the Shootout to get the extra track time for the Daytona 500. If you can go down there and run well in the Shootout, that can be a big morale booster for next week. It just really gives everyone on the team including the driver a chance to kind of work the bugs out before we get into a points race. We didn't get to do a lot of drafting at the test, so the Shootout will give us a better indication of how our cars will perform in traffic. We believe the new nose we have for this season will be beneficial but it will be great to test that in race conditions before the 500."