Richard Petty Motorsports Kansas preview

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Ambrose and Almirola head into Kansas with the same goal - they want to win.

Marcos Ambrose

"We are trying to get into the Sprint All-Star Race, and we had a lot of fan support the past few weeks. We wanted to do something to show our appreciation, so that's why we will pay the fine forward to Victory Junction. We announced it yesterday and people have been pretty excited about it. They have been voting a lot. We have some stiff competition with Danica in the voting, but we want to do something cool for the kids at camp. It's great to see everyone rally around this.

"We are going to pay the fine forward if we race in, too. We have a chance this weekend at Kansas. We spent time this week testing at Charlotte, so hopefully we learned more about the down force tracks. We need to get a little better there. Kansas is a great track. It's racy, and you see good racing there. Hopefully, we can have a good race because we want to stay up front in points too. We didn't lose anything in Talladega, so we are still in position to get into the Top-15 after this weekend. That would be nice going into the All-Star weekend."

Aric Almirola

"We just did a Goodyear tire test at Kansas a couple weeks ago. I feel like the track has aged well. It's slicked up a little bit and lost a little bit of grip which allowed Goodyear to bring a little softer tire. Our whole team at RPM always has really fast cars there. Two years ago, I had probably the best racecar I've ever had in my life at Kansas Speedway. I had a shot to win in front of Farmland's hometown crowd with them being based in Kansas City. This year, I think we will have a really fast Farmland car, and we should be really good. We had a really good test there a couple of weeks ago and just spent some time at Charlotte Motor Speedway working on our intermediate track program.

"This weekend also marks the launch of the Farmland Bacon Club. Everyone loves bacon, so I'm excited to see the community they build. Richard and I will be 'Members of the Month' in May, which is really cool. We got to chat about our favorite memories of bacon and it will be featured on their website. With it being a hometown race for Farmland, we have extra incentive to celebrate with them in Victory Lane."

Richard Petty Motorsports

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