Rockingham: Jeremy Mayfield preview

No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Subway 400 -- North Carolina Speedway Driver: Jeremy Mayfield Team Director: Kenny Francis Team Owner: Ray Evernham CHASSIS INFORMATION: The No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge that Mayfield is driving at ...

No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge
Subway 400 -- North Carolina Speedway
Driver: Jeremy Mayfield
Team Director: Kenny Francis
Team Owner: Ray Evernham

CHASSIS INFORMATION:

The No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge that Mayfield is driving at Rockingham is the same car that led 96 laps en route to a third place finish at Rockingham last fall.

QUOTES

MAYFIELD ON 'THE ROCK':

"I can't wait for the race at Rockingham. We came so close to winning there last fall and we're bringing the same car, so I think we can do it again.

"Rockingham is a tough race track that eats up tires. It will be interesting to see how the new tires we're using wear down. The No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge team tested there before Daytona, so we'll use some of the data they collected.

"Last Sunday at Daytona was a tough race. We damaged the nose of our Dodge trying to avoid and early accident, but it messed up the steering and we never had the time to repair it properly. We're all looking forward to redeeming ourselves this weekend."

STATS & FACTS

CAREER AT ROCKINGHAM

* In 18 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series starts at North Carolina Speedway, Jeremy Mayfield has one pole, four top-10 and two top-five finishes. He has led five races at 'The Rock' for a total of 310 laps. His best finish at the track came last fall when he started third, led 96 laps and finished third.

PREVIOUS RACE

* Last weekend, Mayfield started 22nd in the Daytona 500 after finishing third in the Gatorade Twin 125-mile qualifying race. On lap 58, he took an evasive maneuver through the grass to avoid an accident but ended up damaging the front nose of the No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge. The Dew Crew made what repairs they could during caution laps, but the car was never the same and they finished 25th.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeremy Mayfield , Ray Evernham