BUSCH: Charlotte: Larry Foyt preview

Fast Facts: Larry Foyt * Happy Anniversary--  Alaska natives Laura and Cal Morton will travel a full day to celebrate their 17th wedding anniversary as Honorary Pit Crew Members of the Harrah's / Foyt Racing Team this Saturday at Lowe's Motor...

Fast Facts: Larry Foyt

* Happy Anniversary--  Alaska natives Laura and Cal Morton will travel a full day to celebrate their 17th wedding anniversary as Honorary Pit Crew Members of the Harrah's / Foyt Racing Team this Saturday at Lowe's Motor Speedway.  Laura Morton and James Starnes, who will be a member of the Harrah's Indy 500 crew, were selected from a staggering 127,575 entrants in the "Harrah's Behind Enemy Lines Sweepstakes".

* Star Power--  "Behind Enemy Lines" co-star David Keith will be atop the Foyt box as   Honorary Crew Chief for the Harrah's Racing Team this Saturday in conjunction with his duties as Honorary Race Director for the event.  Prior to "Behind Enemy Lines," Keith is best known for his acting roles in "An Officer and a Gentleman", "U-571", "The Two Jakes", "Major League II", "Firestarter", "Brubaker", "The Great Santini" and "The Rose."

* Have One Built For You--  The Harrah's Chevrolet on track at LMS this weekend is the first car this season that has been constructed entirely by the Foyt Racing Team.   According to crew chief Jon Wolfe, the car design and structure is the result of information compiled over the course of Foyt's 44 Busch Series starts -- all of which have taken place with Wolfe atop the box for the Harrah's Team.

* Off to Indy--  Following the Busch race in Charlotte, Larry Foyt will travel to Indy to continue an attendance streak at the Indy 500 that dates back to 1977.  Foyt has even climbed to the spotters stand on occasion, guiding Kenny Brack to his 1999 Brickyard win  for A.J. Foyt Racing.   

Larry Foyt--  "The majority of the cars that I've driven so far in my Busch Series career have come from somewhere else, so it's exciting to take a car to LMS that we built from the ground up, especially since it's in our own backyard.  Jon Wolfe has taken everything we've learned from our previous races and applied it to this car, so I'm anxious to get her out on track to see what she can do.  We didn't have the car ready for open test, so I soaked up as much information as I could watching our Cup car at The Winston last weekend.  Most of the cars perform best on the bottom of the track, with both left-side tires on the white line, but once you get to Turns 3 and 4 you can take the higher groove to avoid the bumps -- both Stacy and Earnhardt, Jr. had success running up there."

Jon Wolfe--  "I wish we would've been able to test the car at Charlotte because bringing a new car there makes it's somewhat of a crapshoot.  I've brought new cars to tracks in the past; sometimes you're right on, and other times we've had to make adjustments after our first practice lap.  The track changes drastically throughout the day with every change in the weather -- loose one hour and tight the next.  The good thing about Charlotte is that it's a track that Larry is comfortable on and has run quite a few laps.  We can take what we already know about the track and combine that with what we learned at Texas earlier in the season, since the tracks are similar."    

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