BUSCH: Memphis: Jon Wood preview

ST Motorsports No. 47 Team Notes * Jon Wood will be making his 34th career start on the NASCAR Busch Series circuit in the Sam's Town 250 and his first career start at the Memphis Motorsports Park. * Jon Wood is coming off a ...

ST Motorsports No. 47 Team Notes

* Jon Wood will be making his 34th career start on the NASCAR Busch Series circuit in the Sam's Town 250 and his first career start at the Memphis Motorsports Park.

* Jon Wood is coming off a seventh-place finish at the Lowe's Motor Speedway, his second consecutive top-10 finish of the year.

* Wood is 15th in the NASCAR Busch Series standings with $753,450 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 Memphis: "This is another of my favorite racetracks. Although this is the first time I've been there in a Busch Series car, I had a lot of success there in the trucks. We won a pole there in 2003 and we've never finished worse than 14th in four races. Turns 1 and 2 are faster than 3 and 4 so you have to pick which end you want to favor. You can't be good at both ends, so you have to find something that's good for both ends, but not great for either end."

On the season: "We followed up a great run at Kansas with another good run at Lowe's We were in one of those crashes and we even went behind the wall for some repairs. It's amazing how hard and how fast the guys on this Clorox/Wisk team worked to get me back out there for a seventh-place finish. This team has really gelled. The season is just starting to get interesting."

Crew Chief Jay Guy Quote

On Memphis: "All of the flat tracks present unique challenges and Memphis is no different. The fact it's a short track only compounds everything. At three-quarter miles, it's still a fast track, but you have to bring a short track mentality. It's important to give Jon a car that he can push through the corners. The last thing you want is for him to be off the gas coming off the corners. You want him to start his run down the straightaways about midway through the corners."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jon Wood