ANDRETTI LOOKING FORWARD TO SHORT TRACK RACING UNDER THE LIGHTS * A fan of short track racing, Andretti is looking forward to the .75-mile banked oval in his near future. In just one short track outing so far this season, the ...
ANDRETTI LOOKING FORWARD TO SHORT TRACK RACING UNDER THE LIGHTS
* A fan of short track racing, Andretti is looking forward to the .75-mile banked oval in his near future. In just one short track outing so far this season, the #10 FreedomRoads team found success. Andretti finished ninth at Bristol in March 2006.
* The FreedomRoads team is taking chassis #42 to Richmond. It's the same car Andretti tested in Richmond earlier this year.
* Andretti currently sits fourth in the Raybestos Rookie-of-the-Year point standings, just one point behind third place, held by Todd Kluever.
* No stranger to the Virginia short track, Andretti has 20 Nextel Cup starts at Richmond International Raceway. Andretti finished in the top-10 four times and completed 96.8% of all the laps possible, leading 32 laps. Andretti's average start on the Richmond .75-mile oval is 25.2 and his average finish is 21.0.
ANDRETTI AT RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
Friday night's running of the Circuit City 250 will be Andretti's first start at Richmond International Raceway in the Busch Series, but he has 20 Nextel Cup starts on the Virginia .75-mile oval.
JOHN ANDRETTI ON THE CIRCUIT CITY 250 AND RICHMOND
"I think everybody likes going to Richmond. It's always a good race because it's such a racey racetrack. The bottom is where you qualify and you race in the middle to the top. You kind of race against the cushion because there is grip there. You can get a couple different grooves going but up against the cushion is the fastest way to pass. I think everybody likes the night racing too. We had a good test there and Phoenix was a good race for us and what we learned there and in the test, we just keep building on."