BUSCH: Charlotte: Todd Kluever preview

TODD KLUEVER TO PILOT DISH NETWORK FORD AT LOWE'S CONCORD, N.C. - Todd Kluever will have a different paint scheme this weekend, and a different number. Kluever will attempt his first start in the No. 26 Dish Network Ford Fusion this weekend at...

TODD KLUEVER TO PILOT DISH NETWORK FORD AT LOWE'S

CONCORD, N.C. - Todd Kluever will have a different paint scheme this weekend, and a different number. Kluever will attempt his first start in the No. 26 Dish Network Ford Fusion this weekend at Lowe's Motor Speedway. This will be the first of two races Kluever will run for Dish Network. He will also compete at Chicagoland Speedway on July 14.

Kluever tested the No. 26 Ford last week at Lowe's and was pleased with the results. He recorded speeds in the top 10 on both days, and was as high as second place in one practice on the second day. He will be racing his favorite car, RK-365, which he drove to a top-10 finish at Lowe's last spring.

"I am excited about this weekend for many reasons," Kluever said. "First, I love racing at Charlotte. I usually run well there and the track is a lot of fun for a driver. Second, I'll be driving my favorite car which finished ninth last spring, and was running in the top five last fall until a burned spark plug wire ruined our night. And third, I'm looking forward to working with Chad Norris (crew chief) and the guys. We had a pretty good test last week so I'm anxious to back-up some of the times we ran at the test."

Kluever is currently scheduled to run 16 races in the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion and three in the No. 26 with sponsorship from Dish Network and World Financial Group.

-credit: rfr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Todd Kluever