BUSCH: Bristol: Dave Blaney preview

DAVE BLANEY HOPES TO IMPROVE POINTS POSITION IN FIRST SHORT TRACK RACE OF THE SEASON: * Currently third in Busch Series point standings, Dave Blaney and the No. 10 Camping World team are hoping for success at the first short track race of the...

DAVE BLANEY HOPES TO IMPROVE POINTS POSITION IN FIRST SHORT TRACK RACE OF THE SEASON:

* Currently third in Busch Series point standings, Dave Blaney and the No. 10 Camping World team are hoping for success at the first short track race of the season. With a good finish Saturday afternoon at Bristol Motor Speedway, Blaney, who is just 25 points behind second, could take that position from Kevin Harvick. Blaney has been in the top-three in point standings all season, capturing the second spot in Daytona and maintaining third through Atlanta.

* Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS), the "World's Fastest Half-Mile," will take a little defensive driving and a whole lot of patience to conquer but Blaney is no stranger to the steep banking and hair-pin turns Bristol is famous for. In Busch Series competition, Blaney has logged four starts at Bristol, capturing one top-10 finish. He has also competed in 12 Nextel Cup races at the Bristol, Tennessee .533-mile oval.

* Blaney and the No. 10 Braun Racing team welcome back sponsor Camping World for the Sharpie Mini 300. Camping World also sponsored Blaney in Las Vegas earlier this season when started 9th and finished 25th due to an accident.

BLANEY ON RACING AT BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY:

"I'm ready to get back to short track racing this weekend. This is a pretty big weekend for me because the pressure is on to maintain our points position on the Busch side and it's our first Car of Tomorrow race on the Cup side. Jason raced the car we are taking last year and it ran pretty well. Each week Trent and the guys at Braun Racing have given me really competitive cars but in the past few races we haven't been able to capitalize on that. We need to get a strong top-five finish at Bristol to move up in the point standings and to get the momentum we had at Daytona and California back. You never know how your day is going to go at Bristol; it's really a crap shoot. We're going to go out and get the best finish we can and bring the car back in one piece, which at Bristol, is like a win!

EQUIPMENT INFORMATION:

The No. 10 Camping World team will compete with chassis #10 in this weekend's Sharpie-Mini 300. This is the same car Jason Leffler raced at Bristol Motors Speedway last August. The car was converted to a Toyota Camry in the off-season.

-credit: br

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Leffler , Kevin Harvick , Dave Blaney