BUSCH: Dover: Ashton Lewis preview

CAP Racing Notes & Quotes: Ashton Lewis, Jr. has three top-20 finishes at Dover International Speedway, but in seven starts has been unable to break into the top-10. The No. 46 Civil Air Patrol Racing team has high hopes that this could be...

CAP Racing Notes & Quotes:

Ashton Lewis, Jr. has three top-20 finishes at Dover International Speedway, but in seven starts has been unable to break into the top-10. The No. 46 Civil Air Patrol Racing team has high hopes that this could be their week. With an 8th place finish last weekend at Lowe's Motor Speedway, the team has lot of momentum going into the first of two NASCAR Busch Series events of the season at "The Monster Mile."

Driver, Ashton Lewis, Jr. on Dover:

"I enjoy racing at Dover even though we have struggled there in the past," said Lewis, Jr. "It has notoriously not been one of our better tracks so we 're looking to improve on that this weekend. We feel like we learned a lot in the fall race there last year as far as set-up and getting the car to handle, so we feel much more confident going into this event than we did last year. We'll work off the momentum we've got going after our strong showing last weekend at Lowe's and hope to keep that momentum going with another solid finish at Dover. With it being Charlie's (Lewis) birthday on Saturday, we'd love nothing more than to give him an all expenses paid trip to victory lane."

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLIE!

Crew chief, Charlie Lewis will turn 29 on Saturday. What's the best birthday gift he could receive? Leading the Lewis Motorsports team into victory lane for the first time.

Crew chief, Charlie Lewis on Dover:

"Despite our not so strong showing at Dover in the past, we have high expectations for this weekend," said Lewis. "We have always seemed to struggle as far as nailing the set-up at this track. This is a handling and horsepower race track. Finding a set-up that the driver is comfortable with and still able to post fast lap times is the challenge. You need motor to get you off the corners, especially turn two where you're almost driving down into a hole and back up to the straightaway. We've got a great car prepared for this weekend and received some good advice from Bootie Barker (Winston Cup crew chief and long-time friend of Lewis, Jr.), so in all I feel good about our chances to get our first top-10 at Dover this weekend."

Equipment:

CAP Racing will compete with chassis No. 12 this weekend at Dover International Speedway. This is the same chassis that Lewis, Jr. drove in earlier events this season at Las Vegas (27th) and California (12th).

Special Appearances:

Lewis, Jr. will sign autographs for fans and participate in a Q & A session at the Dover Motorsports Club event on Saturday, May 31, 2003 at 9:30 am.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Ashton Lewis , Bootie Barker