CAP Racing Notes & Quotes: After a well-deserved weekend off for the NASCAR Busch Series, Ashton Lewis, Jr. and his Civil Air Patrol crew are ready to settle the score at The Milwaukee Mile. Lewis, Jr. hasn't had a whole lot of luck at the ...
CAP Racing Notes & Quotes:
After a well-deserved weekend off for the NASCAR Busch Series, Ashton Lewis, Jr. and his Civil Air Patrol crew are ready to settle the score at The Milwaukee Mile. Lewis, Jr. hasn't had a whole lot of luck at the one-mile oval. Despite being very competitive in two past events there, uncontrollable circumstances have ended his day early posting a 38th place finish (engine failure) in last season's event and 32nd (accident) in 2001. This time around the driver is hoping that the "the third time is the charm."
Ashton Lewis, Jr. on The Milwaukee Mile:
"Racing at The Milwaukee Mile is a lot of fun. It kind of takes me back to my racing roots because it reminds me a little of Langley Speedway in Virginia where I first started racing as a teenager. The challenge at the flat tracks like Milwaukee is that it can be tough to stay fast on long runs. It's really easy to overdrive the car getting into the corner. You want to be agressive but not overly aggressive. The drivers that can remain smooth getting in the corners and focus more on getting off the corners are the ones who tend to be better on the long runs. That's my goal for this event. To make sure that on the long runs I can keep the car underneath me and don't do anything to abuse the car early on that I sacrifice speed in the later laps of the race."
The CAP Racing team will compete with chassis No. 11 this weekend at The Milwaukee Mile. This is the same chassis that Lewis, Jr. competed with in last season's events at Memphis (32nd-accident) and Phoenix (8th).
The No. 46 CAP Racing team tested at Chicagoland Speedway on June 16-17, 2003 in preparation for the Tropicana Twister 300 on July 12.
Inside Busch Series appearance:
Lewis, Jr. will appear as a guest host on SPEED's Inside Busch Series on Monday, June 30, 2003. The show airs Mondays at 11pm and Wednesdays at 7pm and 12:00am.