Michigan: Jeremy Mayfield preview

JEREMY MAYFIELD QUOTES On last year's win- "We knew Michigan was a fuel mileage track. Everybody knows that going in. If you don't have a fuel strategy, you're not playing the game very well. We won the race. We played by the rules and ran the...

JEREMY MAYFIELD QUOTES

On last year's win- "We knew Michigan was a fuel mileage track. Everybody knows that going in. If you don't have a fuel strategy, you're not playing the game very well. We won the race. We played by the rules and ran the car like we needed to run it to win. I saved gas and the guys calculated the mileage. If we didn't save gas and had gone with a fuel mixture to make power, we could probably have run up front all day. But that would have meant another pit stop. We were smarter than that. They ran out. We didn't."

On this year's strategy. "We may change our strategy this year. If teams play it this weekend like we did last year, we may do the opposite and go for power and hope the cautions don't go their way. It's a chess game all the time. Things are changing every day in the sport. You have to be open minded. You can't come to a race thinking about what you've done in the past. The setup we won with last year may not get us in the field this year."

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JEREMY MAYFIELD AT MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

Mayfield won at Michigan the last time the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series visited the two-mile track, taking home top-honors for Evernham Motorsports and Dodge in the 2005 GFS Marketplace 400.

In Mayfield's 12 years of starts at the Michigan International Speedway, he has completed 99 percent of the possible laps.

Mayfield has started in the top 10 in 10 of his 24 starts at the MIS.

Mayfield gained two positions in the point standings after his run last weekend in the Pocono 500.

June Birthday -- Happy Belated Birthday to Front Tire Changer Dave Collins from Marino Valley, California. He celebrated his birthday June 3.

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jeremy Mayfield