Texas: Scott Riggs preview

Scott Riggs Quotes: "This Valvoline Evernham Racing team has really come a long way in a short period of time because we have experienced so many highs and lows already. We got out of Martinsville last week with a strong finish, but I don't...

Scott Riggs Quotes:

"This Valvoline Evernham Racing team has really come a long way in a short period of time because we have experienced so many highs and lows already. We got out of Martinsville last week with a strong finish, but I don't think that's because the effort was anymore than we are putting into every single race. This weekend at Texas we will just work on continuing to minimize mistakes and advance our point position. Our cars have handled very well on the intermediate tracks so far this season at places like Atlanta and Las Vegas but we haven't always quite gotten the finishes we wanted.

"This weekend is also the second for Stanley Tools as the primary on our car. It's a really sharp, new look for this Valvoline Evernham Racing team and the guys are pumped up about it and we want to finish what we started for them in Las Vegas last month."

Rodney Childers Quotes:

"We hung in there all at Martinsville last week and got our best finish of the year. It's evident that we have worked on cutting down the tiny errors that kept us from finishing as high as we could have in previous races. This weekend we are bringing the Stanley Tools/Valvoline Dodge (chassis 130) to Texas that we ran Las Vegas with. That race did not end up how we wanted it to but the car was really strong. The guys are real proud of this chassis because while we inherited a lot of cars from the Nos. 9 and 19 teams, this is one of the first ones we constructed new this year."

QUICK FACTS:

Sunday's race marks Riggs fourth start at Texas Motor Speedway. In his last race at Texas he started 22nd and finished 34th.

Riggs's best start at Texas came in last spring's race when he qualified 14th. His best finish came in the spring of 2004 when he took the checkered flag in 15th position.

Riggs collected Valvoline Evernham Racing's season-best finish of 10th in Sunday's DirecTV 500 at Martinsville Speedway. It marked his best finish since last August when he took the checkered flag in second place at Michigan.

Sunday's race marks the second time this season that the No. 10 Dodge Charger will feature the black and yellow colors of Stanley Tools as primary sponsor. The chassis this weekend also happens to be the exact same car as when Stanley Tools was most recently sponsor at Las Vegas.

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Scott Riggs