Loudon: Jeremy Mayfield preview

JEREMY MAYFIELD QUOTES "Last week was a good sign that our team is working together. We didn't have a great car, but it was decent. What we didn't do was try to fix a million things to make it better, only to make it worse. We just made ...

JEREMY MAYFIELD QUOTES

"Last week was a good sign that our team is working together. We didn't have a great car, but it was decent. What we didn't do was try to fix a million things to make it better, only to make it worse. We just made small adjustments and worked with what we had. We got better and better on the longer runs. All the cautions at the end killed us. We could have had a lot better finish if the race had stayed green.

"We know we can be a good race team. We' just have to work together. We did a better job communicating at Chicago. I tried to provide better feedback and they (team director Chris Andrews and his crew) tried to give me more input on the changes they were making on the car. Now we take this positive step to New Hampshire and add to it. A turnaround won't come overnight, but the progress can be accelerated if we work together. Our goal at New Hampshire is to build on what we learned at Chicago and take another step toward moving the No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger back up front which it should be."

Jeremy Mayfield Fast Facts:

* Mayfield will make his 400th career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup start this weekend at New Hampshire International Raceway. His first start came at Lowe's Motor Speedway in 1993 (10/10/93)

*         Mayfield has five career wins.  His first victory came at
Pocono in 1998.  His last victory was at Michigan last August.

* His best finish at NHIS came in July, 2000 when he finished eighth and led 10 laps.

*         Mayfield's best start at New Hampshire was third in July,
2001.  He has started in the top 11 in the last five events at NHIS.

* Dodge has won five of the first 18 races in 2006 after winning three in 2005.

* Only two of the 22 events at New Hampshire have been won from the pole. Half of the races have been won from a starting spot in the top 10. Three of the last four events have been won from a starting position outside the top 10.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeremy Mayfield