Jon Wood Optimistic That Wood Brothers Racing's Luck Will Change In Atlanta
Harrisburg, NC (March 4, 2008) - Jon Wood , driver of the Wood Brothers Racing #21 will be sporting The Barnhill Group, Inc. colors this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway with optimistic views that this is the weekend their luck is going to change. The team spent the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series off -week focusing on details to ensure an optimal performance in the American Commercial Lines 200 on Friday night.
The team is bringing Ford F-150 no. 10 to the intermediate super fast speedway in hopes that it will give them the same top results as it did in the test in early February. They also chose to bring back this particular truck because of its stellar handling in the 2007 Atlanta spring race.
Crew Chief John Monsam is pleased with the way this truck handled during the NASCAR Pre Season Thunder Test in Atlanta. Monsam said, "We rolled T-10 off the transporter and Jon ran eight straight laps full throttle, wide open." He also comments on why this type of truck is needed for this particular race in Atlanta. He states, "The race is at night which means the track will have a lot of grip, if you have a good balance in the setup then you can take advantage of running full throttle, if not and you have to lift; you'll get beat, no doubt."
The team feels that Jon has the experience and the confidence to get the job done. Wood said, "We've got such a great group of guys this year that have worked hard and feel that we tested here successfully. I'm confident that this is the race that will turn our luck around and we'll finish up front."
Despite the adversities that came about in the first two races of the season. They believe they've got a fresh outlook and look forward to a solid finish this weekend.