Kansas: Jeremy Mayfield preview

JEREMY MAYFIELD QUOTES "We're looking forward to Kansas Speedway. Evernham Motorsports as a whole has been really good on the mile-and-a-half tracks. We started third there last year and ran in the top three the majority of the race and ended up...

JEREMY MAYFIELD QUOTES
"We're looking forward to Kansas Speedway. Evernham Motorsports as a whole has been really good on the mile-and-a-half tracks. We started third there last year and ran in the top three the majority of the race and ended up with a top-five finish.

"We set a game plan to win races, and if we can't win every race we want to take as many points and positions as possible. We feel our two bad days are over with a 16th at New Hampshire and a 14th at Talladega. We got out of those with clean finishes so we need to move on. We just need to stay quiet and run our race. We're looking to get back to Kansas and pick up where we left off."

STATS & FACTS

MAYFIELD AT KANSAS
This weekend's race marks Mayfield's fifth visit to Kansas Speedway. He has three top-10 finishes and two top-five finishes at the track. He earned his best Kansas finish of third in 2003,leading 109 laps at the track. Mayfield earned his best start of third in 2004.

SEVEN TO GO IN THE CHASE
Mayfield is eighth in the Chase for the Championship standings, just one point out of seventh and 14 points out of fifth. He's only 112 points behind the leader. Mayfield has climbed from a low ranking of 26th after Las Vegas to a career high eighth-place Chase ranking.

AVERAGE FINISH
Mayfield is tied for the fifth-best average finish (14th) among drivers who have completed all 29 races this season.

MAYFIELD AT TALLADEGA
Last weekend, Mayfield scored his third top-15 finish in the four restrictor plate events this season.

MAYFIELD RANKS FIRST
Mayfield's 99.4% laps completed percentage ranks first among drivers who have competed in every race this year. Mayfield has finished 22 of 29 races on the lead lap, and he has only one DNF in 2005.

2005 CAREER BESTS
Mayfield marked up his fifth NASCAR Nextel Cup victory at the two-mile Michigan Int'l Speedway in August. Mayfield's fourth place finish at Indianapolis was a career-high finish at the historic track. Mayfield also notched a career-best finish at Talladega when he finished fourth there in April, and he tied his career-best seventh place finish at Infineon Raceway in June.

MAYFIELD WINS AT MICHIGAN!!!
Mayfield scored his fifth career NASCAR Nextel Cup victory in his 368th career start in the GFS Marketplace 400 at Michigan International Speedway. The victory was Mayfield's second win at Evernham Motorsports, and his first career win at Michigan.

The win marked the first time in team history that two Evernham Motorsports teammates have each won a Nextel Cup race in the same season. The win was also the first Dodge Charger victory at MIS since Richard Petty drove to the checkered flag in August, 1975.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeremy Mayfield