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Jimmy Spencer on Kentucky: Kentucky is another racetrack that you don't have a lot of racing experience. Have you had a chance to test at Kentucky? "Yea, I think I tested once or twice there in a Nextel Cup car. I have a confidence in all...

Jimmy Spencer on Kentucky:

Kentucky is another racetrack that you don't have a lot of racing experience. Have you had a chance to test at Kentucky?

"Yea, I think I tested once or twice there in a Nextel Cup car. I have a confidence in all the tracks because of Gene Nead and our new Crew Chief, Dan Glauz, we got a good bunch of guys working on this team, so I know that when I go to the racetrack, my truck's pretty close." Said Spencer "It's a matter of me going out and driving it, feeling it out and telling my crew what we need to do. I don't think Ultra's had bad problems at any racetrack." He continued, "I think that's important as a driver, when you go in to any event, even with a brand new racetrack, I think that we as a team would say that we can run pretty good, we take notes and say, ‘Okay, this track's like that, the corner and that corner and relate that back to the whole picture.' Then we talk about it after the first practice and see how we can make the truck better, or Teddy's truck better and hopefully we're one and two."

When you go to mile and a half tri-ovals, can you tell the difference between the draft of a Craftsman Truck and a Nextel Cup car?

"Yea, there is a tremendous amount of pull on the vehicles. You'll gain as much as 3 or 4 tenths of a lap by following another truck and catching them, and when you catch them, it's sometimes hard to pass - its aerodynamics. It's a tribute to the trucks; a lot of drag, a lot of down force, lots of scrub through the corners because of that. That's why we have great races. Milwaukee you don't have the draft, New Hampshire, Richmond, probably Dover, but Michigan, Kansas, Miami, California – Yea, you've got a lot of tow on the trucks."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Jimmy Spencer