BUSCH: Phoenix: Dave Blaney preview

DAVE BLANEY HOPES TO END THE TEAM'S "DROUGHT" IN THE DESERT: * Falling just short of victory three times this season, Dave Blaney and the Beringer Vineyards team are ready to close the deal and believe Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) is...

DAVE BLANEY HOPES TO END THE TEAM'S "DROUGHT" IN THE DESERT:

* Falling just short of victory three times this season, Dave Blaney and the Beringer Vineyards team are ready to close the deal and believe Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) is just the place to make it happen. Dave Blaney is looking forward to the challenges of PIR and the changing conditions as the race starts at sunset and ends under the lights. Currently second in Busch Series point standings, the team hopes a strong finish in Phoenix will help close the more than 400 point gap between Blaney and Carl Edwards, who currently leads the point standings.

* Dave Blaney is no stranger to the Phoenix International Raceway one-mile track. In Busch Series competition, Blaney has logged only two starts at PIR, but experienced bad luck both times finishing 19th in 1999 and 42nd in 2004. He has also competed in eight Nextel Cup races in Sun Valley, capturing two top-10 starts and two top-10 finishes.

* Blaney and the No. 32 Braun Racing team welcome new sponsor Beringer Vineyards, part of Foster's Wine Estates. Beringer is located in Napa Valley, California. The Bashas' Supermarkets 200 will be Beringer's first race as primary sponsor of the No.32.

BLANEY ON RACING AT PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY:

"We're really looking to turn our luck around. It seems like we run really well one weekend and then have some bad luck the next week. We're working on consistency because that is the only way we can remain in the hunt for the championship. Phoenix is a challenging track. You have to have a car that turns really well to maneuver your way around. Trent and the guys have given me good cars week in and week out so I hope I can make the best of it Friday night."

EQUIPMENT INFORMATION:

The No. 32 Beringer Vineyards team will compete with chassis #28 in this weekend's Bashas' Supermarkets 200. This chassis was converted to a Toyota in the off season. It has not been raced this season but was tested in Richmond last month. The car was fifth fastest during the first day of testing.

-credit: br

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Carl Edwards , Dave Blaney