Blaney Carries Baton on Anchor Leg for 38 Car Team Needs 74 Points in Final Race to Make Top 35 Statesville, N.C. (November 16, 2010) - The No. 38 team of Front Row Motorsports will make its final run at the top 35 during the Ford 400 ...
Blaney Carries Baton on Anchor Leg for 38 Car
Team Needs 74 Points in Final Race to Make Top 35
Statesville, N.C. (November 16, 2010) - The No. 38 team of Front Row Motorsports will make its final run at the top 35 during the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway this weekend, with Dave Blaney leading the charge for the A&W All American Food team. The task will be a tough one, with the team sitting 74 points outside 35th place.
The No. 38 team has been pushing to get the car back into the ranks of the guaranteed starting positions for the past several months - coming closest at Martinsville (Va.) last month when the team was just five points outside 35th.
Comments from A&W All American Food Team Driver Dave Blaney on Homestead-Miami Speedway, the No. 38 Team Effort and 2010 On-Track Confrontations:
"I do like Homestead. I've liked going there since the beginning. I don't know why. The original track was fun, I thought. They've had about three versions, I guess, now. The second one was fun, and the new one makes for really good racing with the step banking. You'll see three-wide racing there all the time. It gives you a lot of options on the racetrack, whether to run low, high or middle. You can find someplace to get your car going as good as it will go. It's always fun. I don't know whether it's because it's the last race of the year is why I like going or what. But it's a neat place to race.
"Homestead is a unique track, so there isn't a really obvious track to compare it to, as far as preparing your car. To get ready for each race, anymore the crews look at loads - what kind of load is on the front suspension. But for me, driving it, it's pretty unique, too. Turns 3 and 4 are really unusual. You can drive down way low in Turn 4 or you can stay at the top. It's just two different corners there and that's unique compared to anywhere else.
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"The points might be too much to make up at this point. We recognize that. But that doesn't mean we aren't going to go out there and give it our best shot. Strange things can happen, where all the chips fall in the right places. You never know. But I'll tell you what - if we don't make it, it's definitely not for lack of trying. Front Row threw everything they had at it the last few months and really worked hard as a team - all three cars - to get the best results they could for the '38.'
"Looking back on this season, I think the attitudes on track were a little different, with NASCAR saying 'have at it.' You were more likely to see guys take out their frustrations on each other. The key, of course, was just staying out of their way. If two guys are going at it, and you're sitting behind them, you can tell. You can tell if something's going to happen. If you can't, the spotter can and they're going to tell you that something may happen. It can happen any week, every week. Hopefully they take it out on each other and don't get anybody else involved."
About Front Row Motorsports with Yates Racing: Front Row Motorsports was formed in 2005 by restaurant entrepreneur Bob Jenkins. Since that time the team has entered a car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series. In 2010, Front Row Motorsports will partner with Ford and Roush/Yates Engines to field a three-car operation based in Statesville, N.C. The team fields the Long John Silver's Ford driven by Travis Kvapil, the Taco Bell Ford driven by David Gilliland and the A&W All American Food Ford driven by Dave Blaney.
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