BUSCH: Dover II: Jamie Mosley preview

JAMIE QUICK SHOTS - This will be Jamie's first trip to the "Monster Mile" of Dover International Speedway in Dover (DE). - Jamie has some pretty big plans in the works and is getting close to making a major announcement regarding his future in...

JAMIE QUICK SHOTS

- This will be Jamie's first trip to the "Monster Mile" of Dover International Speedway in Dover (DE). - Jamie has some pretty big plans in the works and is getting close to making a major announcement regarding his future in the NASCAR Busch Series. So watch for the big news from Jamie in the coming weeks regarding his participation in the Busch Series for the rest of 2003 and the entire 2004 season.

- Hurricane Isabel has already made a mark in the NASCAR world, forcing the sanctioning body to cancel all on-track activities for Thursday and Friday, including Friday's Busch Series practice and qualifying sessions. Because of the cancellation, Mosley will take the green on Saturday in the 31st spot, the same place he started at Richmond International Raceway, where qualifying was also cancelled due to rain showers. The Busch Series will get a one hour practice session on Saturday morning. - Hurricane Isabel also forced Mosley, who lives in London, Kentucky, to have to travel to the racetrack by car rather than by plane.

- At Richmond, luck continued to elude Mosley. For the second-straight race, Mosley was out early with mechanical troubles. He completed 30-laps in the Funai 250 before his engine expired. Mosley, who got only limited track time during practice before the weather arrived, felt he and the team were making big strides before the engine let go. Mosley finished in 39th spot.

JAMIE'S QUOTE BOX

On racing at Dover International Speedway...

"I think it will live up to its name at the 'Monster Mile.' This will be my first trip there, so am I scared of the monster? No. And that's because I've talked to some people about the place. They have all said it is pretty unforgiving. It's big, high-banked and pretty darn fast. It is a big Bristol (Motor Speedway). I'm really excited to go to Dover though, because it always seems to produce some good racing for the fans. I don't think it will be any different this time around."

On dealing with Hurricane Isabel...

"Having lived my entire life in Kentucky, I haven't had to deal with planning around a hurricane. I'm now driving up to Dover rather than flying, but that is ok. My thoughts are more with the fans and the residents of anyone in the path of the storm. Being from an area that experiences a fair share of tornados, I know that Mother Nature can be very scary at times. I hope the storm comes and goes and lets everyone get on with their lives and get to the racetrack without a hitch on Saturday and Sunday."

On the abbreviated race weekend...

"It will be just like the old days in short track racing, you know, those one-day shows. I don't think the weekend will be too tough. It just makes that one practice session even more important. You have to be able to get everything you can out of that hour, yet be careful not to wreck your car or tear any parts up, After that practice, you only have a little amount of time before you have to be ready to go for the race. It really isn't ideal for someone who has never been there like me, but we'll fight through it and try to make the best of a bad situation in terms of a lack of track time."

On the Richmond weekend...

"It was really disappointing because I was finally learning how to get around the track. Our track time was limited again due to the rain, so I had to learn the racetrack again during the opening laps of the race. I was just getting my feel for the track when the engine started sputtering coming off of turn four. I tried switching ignition boxes, but (the engine) was done and so was our night. I'll also have a good baseline for later this year when we head to Memphis, which I've been told is a lot like Richmond. That is good. That is what I am out here for right now, gaining experience from going laps."

-jrr-

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