Texas: Chad McCumbee preview

Kyle Petty: "Chad McCumbee is going to step into the No. 45 Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge this weekend at Texas. Texas is a good track for him. He had a strong run going in the truck race there last year. At Pocono, he did a...

Kyle Petty:

"Chad McCumbee is going to step into the No. 45 Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge this weekend at Texas. Texas is a good track for him. He had a strong run going in the truck race there last year. At Pocono, he did a great job filling in for me when I went into the booth. Everyone at Petty Enterprises believes in Chad and his abilities. Texas gives us a chance to get another good look at Chad without throwing him to the wolves. He should be relaxed because he knows he can get the job done there."

Chad McCumbee:

"I feel comfortable around the No. 45 team. Billy Wilburn and I work well together. We had a great race last year at Pocono. I'm hoping for more of the same this weekend. Kyle is going to be there, giving me advice and pointers. That means a lot to me. I've learned a lot from him already."

"I'm anxious to do my part to help this team. We're planning on going to Kentucky Speedway on Wednesday for a test. Just to help me get used to the new car. The two races last year were in the old car, so there will be a little bit of an adjustment period there. I don't have a lot of experience in the old car either, so maybe that will be a positive."

-credit: pe

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kyle Petty , Chad McCumbee