Kansas: Scott Riggs preview

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Oct. 5, 2005) After a spectacular crash sent him barrel-rolling down the frontstretch at last week's Nextel Cup race, Scott Riggs is ready to head to Kansas Speedway for what he hopes is another exciting event. 'I hope this ...

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Oct. 5, 2005) After a spectacular crash sent him barrel-rolling down the frontstretch at last week's Nextel Cup race, Scott Riggs is ready to head to Kansas Speedway for what he hopes is another exciting event.

'I hope this weekend's race causes as much excitement as last week's did,' said Riggs. 'This time, I just hope it's not for the same reasons.'

Riggs found himself in a flipping Chevrolet at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway when he became one of seven cars to fall victim to a multicar accident. Three days after the fact, Riggs says he's feeling 100 percent and is ready to get to Kansas where he hopes to cause a stir with his brand new Valvoline Chevrolet.

"I feel fine," offered Riggs. "It usually takes me two days to get sore after things like that so I expected a little tenderness on Tuesday, but when I woke up I was fine. I'm just focused on this week and trying to go to the front at Kansas."

'We have a new Chevy and we feel great about it,' continued Riggs. 'Joe (Nemechek- teammate) won the Kansas race last year and we have a lot of confidence in this new chassis, so hopefully we can put all of our resources together and have a good run.'

Riggs believes the Valvoline team had what it took to win at Talladega before being caught up in the mid-race melee. The disappointment has only made them more eager for a win in Kansas.

"I think we had the best car in Talladega," said Riggs. "Running that well just makes us hungrier for a victory. Everybody was talking about us and the wreck after Talladega. Hopefully when the checkered flag falls in Kansas, they'll be talking about us because we got our first win.'

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Scott Riggs