BUSCH: Kentucky: John Andretti preview

ANDRETTI LOOKS FORWARD TO FIRST RACE AT KENTUCKY The Meijer 300 presented by Oreo will mark the first time John Andretti has driven a Busch car at Kentucky Speedway. In addition, Andretti has never raced at the Sparta 1.5-mile tri-oval before;...

ANDRETTI LOOKS FORWARD TO FIRST RACE AT KENTUCKY

The Meijer 300 presented by Oreo will mark the first time John Andretti has driven a Busch car at Kentucky Speedway. In addition, Andretti has never raced at the Sparta 1.5-mile tri-oval before; he had only tested NEXTEL Cup cars there prior to this weekend's Busch Series event.

The FreedomRoads team is taking chassis #44 to Kentucky. It's the same car the team raced in California, the first Nashville race, and Charlotte earlier this year where Andretti finished 19th, 28th, and 17th respectively.

Andretti is currently tied for second place in the Raybestos Rookie-of-the-Year point standings, 15 points behind leader, Burney Lamar.

Andretti will be making time to pay tribute to disabled veterans during his stay in Kentucky this weekend. He will be traveling to Cold Spring, Kentucky on Friday morning to visit the Disabled American Veterans National Headquarters for a tour and to sign autographs for the patients.

ANDRETTI AT KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY

Saturday night's running of the Meijer 300 presented by Oreo will be Andretti's first ever race at Kentucky Speedway. New to the Busch Series, Andretti has never raced on the 1.5-mile tri-oval but has tested NASCAR Nextel Cup cars there in the past. Despite his lack of race experience at Kentucky, Andretti is confident the veteran team's experience will spell success for the #10 FreedomRoads Ford.

JOHN ANDRETTI ON THE MEIJER 300 AND KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY

"I've never raced in Kentucky. I've done a lot of testing in Kentucky with Cup stuff, but I've never made any long runs, worked on anything or driven a Busch car there. Kentucky is a nice wide race track and it's another stand alone event and they do a great job promoting it. It's a night race and it should be a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to it! I know they have a lot of trouble with weather down there so I should bring a ray of sunshine in."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers John Andretti