Phoenix: Scott Riggs preview

Scott Riggs No. 10 Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge Charger Chassis No. 132: This is another one of the brand new chassis for the '06 season. However it did test at Richmond last week SCOTT RIGGS QUOTES: "I think we can have a good race in the...

Scott Riggs No. 10 Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge Charger

Chassis No. 132: This is another one of the brand new chassis for the '06 season. However it did test at Richmond last week

SCOTT RIGGS QUOTES:

"I think we can have a good race in the Busch car on Friday night and whatever we learn then will help the three Cup teams on Saturday night. Phoenix is definitely a unique place. It's a driver's racetrack. There's nothing symmetrical about it. Turns one and two are really tight. The dogleg on the backstretch is really unique. Three and four is long and broad, almost like a Loudon, really flat, long corners. You really have to have the car to rotate well and roll and turn the center of the corners well while it's rolling to turn fast laps there and be consistent and make passes. I feel like we got a good jump on it at the Richmond test and will have a good Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge that's better than anything I've had the past couple of years."

RODNEY CHILDERS QUOTES:

"I feel like we have taken a top 10 car to the track every race this year. While that won't always materialize, we have some great people working over here at Evernham and they are communicating well. That is behind some of our good runs lately. It's because of the communication this "team director" gives us. The most important thing for this Valvoline Evernham team heading into Phoenix is that we keep putting ourselves in the top 10 to top 15 every week."

QUICK FACTS:

* Riggs's best start at Phoenix came in 2004 when he qualified 11th. His best finish came in the same year when he took the checkered flag in 14th position.

* Riggs collected Valvoline Evernham Racing's season-best finish of seventh two weeks ago at Texas Motor Speedway. It marked his best finish since last August when he took the checkered flag in second place at Michigan.

* Sunday's race marks Riggs' fourth start at Phoenix International Raceway. In his last race at Phoenix he started 31st and finished 38th.

* Riggs will also drive the No. 9 Ragu/Ultimate Chargers Dodge in Friday night's Busch race.

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Scott Riggs