Bristol a Track of Instinct: "Bristol is not a track where you can think - it's too fast," described crew chief, George Church. "The good finish comes from experience, instinct and luck. It's a reaction-only track. If you miss a wreck, luck...
Bristol a Track of Instinct:
"Bristol is not a track where you can think - it's too fast," described crew chief, George Church. "The good finish comes from experience, instinct and luck. It's a reaction-only track. If you miss a wreck, luck was the number one reason you got through it at Bristol. Your spotter might be able to think for you, but it's probably only a turn ahead of the driver."
"I know I have my work cut out for me this weekend," commented team owner and spotter, David Ridling. "After this race, I will have talked so much, so fast, that I'd probably be a really good auctioneer. I know PJ will be counting on me more than ever, so I've got to remain totally focused. I'm actually looking forward to it. The adrenaline will definitely be at an all-time high in the spotters' stand."
"Bristol is complete sensory overload," said driver, PJ Jones. "There's always something happening around you. That's why trying to be patient is key, especially on restarts because someone ahead of you is bound to check-up shortly after the green falls. George and the Emerald Performance Group crew have put together a good car (last raced at spring race in Dover) and a new motor combination that should help us grab that all-important qualifying position."
Bristol Not Just a Fan Favorite:
Bristol Motor Speedway always seems to be voted the fan favorite for NASCAR racing. After surveying the #19 Yellow/Pameco crew, it appears it's a favorite of race teams as well. Eight of 17 crewmembers selected Bristol as their favorite track, including tire specialist, Mike Johnson. "I used to drive in a lot of local, ½ mile short-track events," Johnson stated. "Bristol is like the 'Mecca' of short-tracks - it's the ultimate short-track race. Local racers dream of competing at this place one day. Without a doubt, if I weren't part of a team competing here, I'd be in the stands watching."
The "Food City 250" will be broadcast live on ESPN and MRN on Friday, August 25 at 7:00 p.m. eastern.