Richmond II: Ward Burton preview

CAT Team looks for same magic at Richmond. "I can't wait to get back to Richmond. After running as well as we did in the spring race, I'm sure we can go back and run just as well. I just hope that this time we can get the finish to show how ...

CAT Team looks for same magic at Richmond.

"I can't wait to get back to Richmond. After running as well as we did in the spring race, I'm sure we can go back and run just as well. I just hope that this time we can get the finish to show how strong we've been at Richmond."
- Ward Burton, driver of the No. 22 Caterpillar Dodge

BURTON ON RICHMOND

"We've come a long way on our Richmond set-up. We used to really struggle on qualifying set-up and we just kept getting better and better and then put the CAT Dodge on the pole last race. The team has made huge strides in the entire short track program. We've gone from a team that used to struggle at places like Richmond and New Hampshire to being a team with a competitive race car that's capable of winning. That says a lot about our team.

"It's important to have a good qualifying run, but it wouldn't mean that you weren't going to make it to the front if you didn't. We've qualified up front and stayed there and we've qualified in the back and been able to go to the front too. I'd love to have the pole again and just stay up front the entire race. That would be an ideal race. I feel like the CAT team is capable of doing that.

"It's real nice to run well in front of fellow Virginians. I grew up and still live just a couple of hours from Richmond and always have family and friends in the stands. I'd really like to win at Richmond in front of a hometown crowd."

NO. 22 CATERPILLAR TEAM TESTS AT LOWE'S MOTOR SPEEDWAY
The Caterpillar Racing team tested at Lowe's Motor Speedway Tuesday and Wednesday in preparation for the UAW-GM 500 on October 13. Burton tested two cars and was the second-fastest team after the first day of testing. Bill Davis Racing's Busch Series driver, Scott Wimmer, also tested in hopes of qualifying for the Winston Cup race at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

CAT EQUIPMENT
Ward Burton will pilot the same No. 22 Caterpillar Dodge that he sat on the pole with in the last race at Richmond International Raceway. Burton looked to be an early contender until transmission problems eliminated him from contention. Burton also won with this same car at New Hampshire International Speedway in July. It is an in-house chassis, the first one ever built at Bill Davis Racing. The Caterpillar Dodge will also carry the flame paint scheme that ran at Bristol last month.

-bdr/cat-

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Ward Burton , Scott Wimmer
Teams Bill Davis Racing