BUSCH: Fontana: Shane Huffman preview

Huffman ready for first start at California Speedway in Navy Chevy * Shane Huffman, driver of the No. 88 Navy Accelerate Your Life Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, will make his first start at California Speedway in Saturday's NASCAR Busch Series...

Huffman ready for first start at California Speedway in Navy Chevy

* Shane Huffman, driver of the No. 88 Navy Accelerate Your Life Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, will make his first start at California Speedway in Saturday's NASCAR Busch Series Stater Bros. 300.

* The Navy team's last trip to California Speedway in September resulted in a ninth-place finish with driver Robby Gordon.

* After Huffman competes in Saturday's Busch race, he will travel to Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif., to fly with the Blue Angels on Monday, Feb. 26. The Navy's flight demonstration team flies at speeds between 120 and 700 mph and at heights from 50 to 15,000 feet.

Shane Huffman, Driver, No. 88 Navy Accelerate Your Life Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

"I haven't raced at Fontana before, so it may take me a little bit of practice to get adjusted to the track. Lucky for me, the team had a great run there last September with Robby Gordon, so they have a great set of notes and setup information to start from and get us where we need to be to run up front.

"I'm looking forward to racing at Fontana, but I'm also looking ahead to getting to fly with the Blue Angels. I can't wait to experience the thrill of flying with those guys."

Wes Ward, Crew Chief, No. 88 Navy Accelerate Your Life Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

"Shane has obviously never raced at Fontana before, but I think we'll do fine this weekend based on the Vegas test. Shane has adapted well to the mile-and-a-half tracks and I think he'll continue that at Fontana.

"We're taking chassis No. 28 this weekend. It's a brand new car that the guys in the shop built in the off season. It should run well at Fontana and I think we'll come away from this weekend with a good finish."

-credit: jr motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Robby Gordon , Shane Huffman