Las Vegas: GM Racing preview

TEAM CHEVY IMPALA SS INSIDE THE GARAGE AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY -- PAT SUHY, GM RACING NASCAR GROUP MANAGER: "Here we come to the first mile and a half track of 2009. It will be interesting to see how things go, given the testing ban. ...

TEAM CHEVY IMPALA SS INSIDE THE GARAGE AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY -- PAT SUHY, GM RACING NASCAR GROUP MANAGER: "Here we come to the first mile and a half track of 2009. It will be interesting to see how things go, given the testing ban. Without the traditional Las Vegas/California test sessions it should be interesting.

"There are no real options for non-NASCAR 1.5 mile tracks to go test at, so the teams will rely on what they learned last season at these tracks, plus what they've been able to learn on the new "test track"....their engineering groups. Not just the engineers, but the tools they use to simulate car behavior outside of the track environment as well. Between GM Racing and our Chevy teams outstanding engineers and testing resources, I believe that there is no group of racers better prepared for that challenge.

"I'm looking forward to strong performances by all of our Team Chevy teams, and will hopefully be there to greet one of them in Victory Lane on Sunday afternoon."

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: Jeff Gordon was the involved in an accident coming off turn two at LVMS and slammed in to the inside retaining wall - "I can't wait to get to Las Vegas. To be honest, I never noticed that area of the track before last year. The first time I noticed it was when I was about to slam into it. I heard the track installed a SAFER barrier there. I'm sure at some point during the weekend I'll glance over at the new wall when I'm driving down the backstretch."

-credit: gm racing

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Gordon