BUSCH: Homestead: Brent Sherman preview

BEST MAN DUTIES - After running 300 miles at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Sherman will spend Sunday serving as the Best Man in his best friend Jeremy's wedding. "This is a pretty big weekend for me. I'm finishing off my rookie season in the Busch...

BEST MAN DUTIES - After running 300 miles at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Sherman will spend Sunday serving as the Best Man in his best friend Jeremy's wedding.

"This is a pretty big weekend for me. I'm finishing off my rookie season in the Busch Series and I'll be serving as the Best Man in my friend Jeremy's wedding." Sherman said. "We've been friends since high school and he stood up for me at my wedding, so it's a special honor to do the same for him. He's been like family for years now and this weekend he's marrying my sister-in-law, so now we'll really be family."

The wedding will be held in Miami, and as part of the weekend's festivities, Sherman will host approximately 60 family members and friends in a garage suite on Saturday.

SHERMAN'S HISTORY AT HOMESTEAD - Driving the No. 15 Hickory Farms Ford, Brent Sherman will make his second appearance at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Saturday's NASCAR Busch Series Ford 300. Sherman started 31st in last year's race at the 1.5-mile track and finished 30th.

HICKORY FARMS FOR THE HOLIDAYS - In honor of the approaching holiday season, Hickory Farms will run a special scheme in Saturday's race at Homestead.

CHASSIS INFORMATION - The No. 15 Hickory Farms Racing team is running chassis No. 1503 in Saturday's Ford 300. Sherman has previously competed in the chassis at Michigan International Speedway and Lowe's Motor Speedway. The team will have chassis No. 5718 on the hauler as a backup for the event. Sherman has yet to compete in it.

CREW CHIEF TIM SHUTT ON WORKING WITH A ROOKIE DRIVER - "It's a challenge because with a veteran driver you expect certain things and you get certain things and it's hard to remember that you're dealing with a rookie. With a veteran you go out and you expect him to run the same line every lap, no matter what and give you great feedback every time, no matter what. With a rookie, for some reason, you still expect those same things yet the experience level isn't there so why should you expect it. It's a challenge. You definitely have to get inside the driver's head a lot more with a rookie than you do with somebody who is experienced."

EVENT INFORMATION -- Qualifying for the Ford 300 is scheduled for 11:05 a.m. EST on Saturday, and will be broadcast by SPEED Channel. The 200-lap race is scheduled to start at 4:10 p.m. EST and will be televised live on TNT and broadcast by MRN Radio.

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