Dover II: Ward Burton preview

Burton on this weekend's race in Dover-- "We tested before we came to Dover in the spring and had a pretty good test," said Burton. "We didn't qualify all that great, but we got into our race setup and then we took off. Even though we had a...

Burton on this weekend's race in Dover--

"We tested before we came to Dover in the spring and had a pretty good test," said Burton. "We didn't qualify all that great, but we got into our race setup and then we took off. Even though we had a problem with the engine (the heat exchanger failed), we still felt like we had made great gains with our car. It is the best we had run up there in a long time. Our hope is to run that good this weekend."

Stoddard on Dover--

"We ran okay in June," said Stoddard. "We stayed on the lead lap and we were running in the top 15 even after getting spun in the first few laps and having to pit for tires. We drove back up through the field and were running okay when we had the heat exchanger go bad.

"This weekend we don't have to qualify, so we'll start closer to the front. We will definitely have adequate practice, so that shouldn't be an issue. We should have a good race setup off the truck and we can work on it from there. We need to get the car working for Ward so he can run good on the long runs. Once things get rolling, we should have a long run and that is where we need to be the best."

Cat equipment for the MBNA America 400--

"We'll head back to Dover with the same car we ran there in the spring and also ran at both Bristol races, car #65," said Stoddard. "We had a decent car in Dover in the spring, but we blew an engine after the heat exchanger problem we had. I feel like we ran pretty competitive at Bristol, but we just couldn't get the car to handle on the restarts for Ward, so we gave up some valuable track position there. I think we'll be in good shape this weekend."

-bdr-

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Ward Burton