BUSCH: St. Louis: John Andretti preview

ANDRETTI LOOKS FORWARD TO FIRST EVER RACE AT GATEWAY Although some would argue Andretti's rookie status in the Busch Series, there is no doubt he truly is a rookie to Gateway International Raceway. Having never raced on the track before,...

ANDRETTI LOOKS FORWARD TO FIRST EVER RACE AT GATEWAY

Although some would argue Andretti's rookie status in the Busch Series, there is no doubt he truly is a rookie to Gateway International Raceway. Having never raced on the track before, Andretti will have a "Midwestern" learning curve ahead of him. Momentum from Martinsville has the team confident. Andretti and the #10 ppc Racing crew brought home their best finish of the season last weekend in Martinsville. After running up front all day, Andretti finished in the seventh position.

ANDRETTI AT GATEWAY INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

Saturday's running of the Busch Silver Celebration 250 will mark Andretti's first ever race at Gateway International Raceway. Andretti has never even been to the St. Louis 1.25-mile oval. Despite his lack of race experience at Gateway, Andretti is confident the veteran team's experience will spell success for the #10 ppc Racing Ford. In the six Gateway races ppc Racing teams have entered, they have finished in the top-10 eight times and captured a win in 2003 with driver Scott Riggs.

CREW CHIEF RICK GAY ON THE BUSCH SILVER CELEBRATION 250 AND GATEWAY INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

"The track shape at Gateway makes setting up the car a little more difficult. It's got a Martinsville corner on one end and a Phoenix corner on the other end. It's very difficult to get the car set up for both ends of the racetrack so you have to sacrifice the set up of one for the other. I'm looking forward to Gateway even though John has never been there. We should do well because of ppc Racing's experience there. We should be able to bring home another top-10 this weekend and hopefully take over the lead in the Rookie Standings."

-ppc

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers John Andretti , Scott Riggs