Kansas: Scott Riggs race report

Riggs Finishes 26th in Kansas KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Oct. 10, 2004) -- By not finding the right balance for the No. 10 Valvoline/Wizard of Oz Chevrolet, Scott Riggs was unable to mount a charge in Sunday's Banquet 400 presented by ConAgra...

Riggs Finishes 26th in Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Oct. 10, 2004) -- By not finding the right balance for the No. 10 Valvoline/Wizard of Oz Chevrolet, Scott Riggs was unable to mount a charge in Sunday's Banquet 400 presented by ConAgra Foods.

The rookie driver posted a 26th-place finish in his first career Cup start at Kansas Speedway.

"I want to first congratulate our teammate Joe Nemechek and the U.S. Army team for winning this race," said Riggs in post-event interviews. "The Valvoline Team came to Kansas last month to test and thought we were coming back with a much better setup. But we struggled all weekend in practice. We threw a million things at the Valvoline Chevrolet but could never get it right. At the end of the day, we went back to where we were during the test, but that didn't seem to work either."

Riggs, who started 14th, said his car was free from the beginning of the 400-mile, 267-lap event, which cost him valuable track position on the 1.5-mile oval.

"We were loose all day," Riggs continued. "We kept trying to tighten it up but it was still a handful. I just couldn't race anybody at all. I think this is a good car, we just missed the combination somewhere. We'll try to learn from it and be better next time."

The Nextel Cup circuit will head to Lowe's Motor Speedway Saturday (Oct. 16) for the UAW-GM Quality 500. The race will be broadcast live on NBC beginning at 7 p.m. EDT.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Joe Nemechek , Scott Riggs