BUSCH: Homestead: Jon Wood preview

ST Motorsports No. 47 Team Notes * Jon Wood will be making his 37th career start on the NASCAR Busch Series circuit in the Busch 200 and his first career start at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. * Wood is 16th in the NASCAR Busch Series...

ST Motorsports No. 47 Team Notes

* Jon Wood will be making his 37th career start on the NASCAR Busch Series circuit in the Busch 200 and his first career start at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.

* Wood is 16th in the NASCAR Busch Series standings with $810,590 in earnings.

* Wood is the grandson of legendary driver/car owner Glen Wood and son of current Cup car owner Eddie Wood.

Jon Wood Quotes

On Homestead: "Everybody goes into this last race looking to build momentum for the off-season, and we're no different. Homestead is a great track. They rebuilt it three times before they got it right, and the variable-degree banking makes for some really good racing. The fastest way around is the bottom, but you have to have enough flexibility in your car to move up to the middle groove or the high side if you want."

On the season: "We started the season so strong, but after that second-place finish at Talladega we seemed to hit the wall a little bit. It took us most of the summer to get our cars sorted out and in the last couple months we've been back on track. We've been running in the Top 10 just about everywhere we've been in the last couple months, although our finishes don't reflect that. Now that we're fast and we're consistent, we can shift our attention to better finishes. I think that's been the biggest lesson we've learned as a team during our rookie season: It's real easy to fall behind and it's twice as difficult to catch back up. And even when you get it right, you still have to have racing luck to make it all work."

Crew Chief Jay Guy Quote

On Homestead: "When they start looking at building new tracks in the future, they need to spend some time looking at Homestead. They built it and dug it up three times before they got it right and now they've got a great racetrack. The variable-degree banking means you can still take the shortest way around by racing on the bottom, but it has less banking. The high groove has more banking, but it's the longest way around. It's one of the few tracks where you can play to your strengths. If you like the bottom, race the bottom. If you like the top, race the top."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jon Wood