This Week's Zaxby's Chevrolet at Nashville ... Scott Riggs will pilot chassis No. 076 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Nationwide Series stable in this weekend's Federated Auto Parts 300. This is the same chassis that John Wes Townley drove to an 18th-place finish in April at Nashville. In March 2009, Clint Bowyer started seventh and finished third with this chassis at Bristol Motor Speedway. Bowyer also posted a seventh-place finish in this car at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., in September 2008.
In the Driver's Seat ... Nashville marks the first of two scheduled races in which Riggs will drive the No. 21 Zaxby's Chevrolet for RCR. John Wes Townley drove the Zaxby's Chevrolet in the first five NNS races of 2010 and Clint Bowyer has driven the yellow, red and blue machine seven times so far this season.
Meet the Driver ... Riggs will participate in a NNS autograph session designed to raise funds for Nashville flood victims on Saturday, June 5, from 1-2 p.m. local time at the Nationwide mobile display on the midway outside of Nashville Superspeedway.
You've had a lot of success at Nashville in the past. What's your secret?
"Since Nashville is a concrete track with a lot of grip, it's important to have a car that can get through the center of the corners. It's very easy to over-drive the corner so you have to be careful. It's going to be good to go to Nashville with RCR's equipment because I feel like I have a shot at getting another guitar."
What makes Nashville such a unique track on the NNS schedule?
"It's really the only track over a mile in length that is concrete, so that makes it sort of unique in itself. It's a unique city, too, especially with all of the country music entertainment downtown. The fans are always great at Nashville and I love the support we get from the fans there. Of course, given everything that the people of Nashville have been through this year, all of our thoughts and prayers are with the city's flood victims and what they are going through."
CREW CHIEF DAN DEERINGHOFF QUOTES:
What does it take to win in the NASCAR Nationwide Series?
"You almost have to have a perfect race to win in the NASCAR Nationwide Series these days. And, realistically, there are about five teams who run a perfect race on any given weekend, so you have to run a perfect race just to be in contention for a top-five finish. And then, once you have a perfect race, it takes just that little bit of luck maybe to put you over the top, and put you in Victory Circle. It's incredibly competitive."