Las Vegas: Dale Jarrett preview

Dale Jarrett, No. 44 UPS Toyota Camry UPS Racing Team Notes of Interest * Las Vegas Motor Speedway is one of the seven tracks at which Jarrett has yet to win in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series. * Jarrett's best finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway...

Dale Jarrett, No. 44 UPS Toyota Camry
UPS Racing Team Notes of Interest

* Las Vegas Motor Speedway is one of the seven tracks at which Jarrett has yet to win in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series.

* Jarrett's best finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a second-place result in 2001, the same year he also earned his second of two career Bud Pole Awards at the track.

* Jarrett has completed 91% of the laps run in the past nine Nextel Cup races at Las Vegas.

* Jarrett and the #44 UPS Team spent Friday, March 2 testing at Kentucky Speedway working on their down force program.

Jarrett Discusses Racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

What do you expect to see with the new changes to the banking at the track?

"Everything is good. There were a few bumps here and there for our test back in January. That's just what you learn about the racetrack. You learn to either negotiate around those or work on your car to maneuver over them. With the new banking, the track is extremely fast. As Michael (Waltrip) said, there are already multiple grooves out there. That's a really good thing. They should be very beneficial to good racing this weekend."

How do you feel about your team's chances this weekend?

"I feel pretty good. You know, with the new banking on the track, all the teams are going to have to work off new notes for this weekend. Most of the teams got to test in January, and that definitely helped us learn a lot. But no one has actually raced on the new banking. Plus, Goodyear is bringing a new tire to this race and NASCAR has us running smaller fuel cells. So I think the learning curve between the teams is going to be a little tighter. Matt (Borland) has the car ready to unload with some changes from our January test. I think if we can just keep our nose clean all weekend and have some fast pit stops, we should have a car to get us up toward the front and come away with a nice finish."

-credit: mwr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Dale Jarrett