BUSCH: Richmond II: Jon Wood preview

ST Motorsports No. 47 Team Notes * Jon Wood will be making his 30th career start on the NASCAR Busch Series circuit in the Emerson Radio 250 and his second career start at the Richmond International Raceway. He finished 35th there in...

ST Motorsports No. 47 Team Notes

* Jon Wood will be making his 30th career start on the NASCAR Busch Series circuit in the Emerson Radio 250 and his second career start at the Richmond International Raceway. He finished 35th there in May.

* Wood is 17th in the NASCAR Busch Series standings with $645,780 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 Richmond: "We had a great car at Richmond last May, but we learned a big lesson there: Even when you're good, you have to be lucky. We got caught up in somebody else's crash, and that's something you have to watch there. The track is so fast and there's really only one racing groove, especially down in turns one and two, so it's easy to an innocent victim of somebody else's problem. If we're as good as we were in May - and stay out of trouble - we should have a solid Top-10 run."

On the season: "It's great that we're going back to tracks for the second time because we're a lot better prepared. I know what to expect. More important, I have a little more experience to know what the car needs at certain tracks. As we continue to grow as a team, we'll continue to show improvement."

Crew Chief Jay Guy Quote

On Richmond: "You have to approach the race in stages. You start while it's still hot. The track will be slippery. Then as it cools, the track will gain traction. By the end of the night, it will tighten up, making it hard for the cars to turn. You have to set up for the third segment. You want the car to be manageable in the first segment so it's a little easier to drive in the final segment when it counts the most. The more you're on the edge early in the race the better you'll probably be at the end. Of course, you have to be sure you don't go over that edge and get too far behind."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jon Wood