BUSCH: Phoenix II: Jon Wood preview

ST Motorsports No. 47 Team Notes * Jon Wood will be making his 36th career start on the NASCAR Busch Series circuit in the Busch 200 and his second career start at the Phoenix International Raceway. He finished 18th there in April. * ...

ST Motorsports No. 47 Team Notes

* Jon Wood will be making his 36th career start on the NASCAR Busch Series circuit in the Busch 200 and his second career start at the Phoenix International Raceway. He finished 18th there in April.

* Wood is 15th in the NASCAR Busch Series standings with $792,135 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 Phoenix: "I love the kind of racetracks where you can really hang the car out. Phoenix is the classic reward/risk track. You can be aggressive with your setup and your driving style and be rewarded. But if you go too far, you face a big risk. There's a real fine line between good and bad there."

On the season: "We consider our rookie year to be a success. We've had good cars; we've run up front. At the same time, we've made some rookie mistakes. It's all part of the learning process. But overall, we've really laid solid groundwork for the future, and I'm very glad to be part of that future. Although we have two races left this year, I can't wait for next year."

Crew Chief Jay Guy Quote

On Phoenix: "Jon is right: You can really be aggressive with your car at Phoenix. You have to keep the car pointed straight as it goes through the corners. That means, you have to keep the rear wheels tracking directly behind the front wheels. If the back end comes out or the front end wants to plow, you're going to lose time. But there are different ways to solve that, and one of the most important is the driver. He can change his line or change his braking points, and that can have a dramatic affect on the car."

-stm-

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jon Wood