BUSCH: Nashville: John Andretti preview

ANDRETTI MAKING UP GROUND IN ROOKIE POINTS * With his 19th place finish in Texas last weekend, Andretti secured his second consecutive Rookie-of-the-Race honors. Andretti first won the award after a ninth place finish in Bristol the weekend ...

ANDRETTI MAKING UP GROUND IN ROOKIE POINTS

* With his 19th place finish in Texas last weekend, Andretti secured his second consecutive Rookie-of-the-Race honors. Andretti first won the award after a ninth place finish in Bristol the weekend before. Those two finishes have Andretti sitting 3rd in the Rookie point standings, just six points behind Todd Kluever.

* Andretti will make his second career start at the Nashville Superspeedway in the Pepsi 300. Last year, Andretti competed in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race on August 13, 2005. He started 26th and finished 11th.

* This weekend's Pepsi 300 will mark Andretti's ninth career Busch Series start.

* The #10 FreedomRoads team is taking chassis #44 to Nashville. This is the same car raced at California earlier in the year. The team will also be using the same set up from the #22 that teammate Kenny Wallace finished 2nd with in both Nashville races last year.

ANDRETTI AT NASHVILLE SUPERSPEEDWAY

Saturday's Pepsi 300 will be Andretti's first start at Nashville Superspeedway in the Busch Series, but he has one Craftsman Truck Series start on the Lebanon, Tennessee 1.33-mile tri-oval.

JOHN ANDRETTI ON THE PEPSI 300 AND NASHVILLE

"I've only been to the track one time before. It's got straight-aways like a speedway or a mile and a half like we normally run and its got tight corners like a short track. It's also concrete so it's got a lot of different elements to it. I like it; it's a fun track. I've only raced it once and that was in a truck last year and I'm looking forward to coming back. ppc Racing had good results there last year and I've run well there in the past. Hopefully we can go back there and keep rolling on that."

-ppc-

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers John Andretti , Kenny Wallace , Todd Kluever