Watkins Glen: Dale Earnhardt Jr. preview

Dale Jr. Quotes for Watkins Glen: "We're ready. We had a productive test there, and I think it's going to help us. We have been fast at Watkins Glen before, but we've never had a great finish. Having Ron Fellows as a teammate has helped, and now...

Dale Jr. Quotes for Watkins Glen:

"We're ready. We had a productive test there, and I think it's going to help us. We have been fast at Watkins Glen before, but we've never had a great finish. Having Ron Fellows as a teammate has helped, and now that Budweiser is involved in Formula One, maybe we can get Juan Montoya or Ralf Schumacher to help us..."

"Before this season, you could make a list of a few tracks where we didn't do well, or weren't expected to finish well, and the two road courses were on that list. We knew if we were serious about contending for a championship, we were going to have to focus on erasing as many tracks from that list as we could. We had our best road course start and finish (started and finished 11th at Infineon Raceway) earlier this summer, and now we need to improve on that at the Glen."

Dale Jr. made his first career road course start in the 1997 Busch Series race at Watkins Glen... He won the Busch Series race at Watkins Glen in 1999, on the way to a second consecutive Busch Series Championship... In his brief Winston Cup career, Watkins Glen is one of only four tracks where Dale Jr. has not gained a top-10 finish (others are: Homestead, Rockingham, Sear Point/Infineon).

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Ralf Schumacher , Ron Fellows