BUSCH: Talladega: Dave Blaney preview

* Most drivers dread restrictor plate races because of their unpredictability, but Dave Blaney is not one of them. He and the No.10 Hass Avocados from Mexico team are excited for this weekend's superspeedway event after a great run at the first ...

* Most drivers dread restrictor plate races because of their unpredictability, but Dave Blaney is not one of them. He and the No.10 Hass Avocados from Mexico team are excited for this weekend's superspeedway event after a great run at the first plate race of the season in Daytona. Dave Blaney started 11th and finished second at the season opening event at Daytona International Speedway. Blaney battled back from an early race spin to make a run for the win. He and the team are ready to get that one position that eluded them in Daytona and conquer this restrictor plate track, bringing home a win for Braun Racing and Toyota!

* Not even a restrictor plate can slow Dave Blaney down in his chase for the Busch Series Championship. Holding steady in the second position in the point standings, Blaney trails leader Carl Edwards.

* Dave Blaney may not have the best results on paper for Talladega Superspeedway but he does have the patience and determination it takes to master the intense racing. In Busch Series competition, Blaney has logged only two starts at the Alabama 2.66-mile tri-oval. He started in the top-10 both times, seventh in 1998 and fourth in 1999. He has also competed in 13 Nextel Cup races in Talladega.

* Blaney and the No. 10 Braun Racing team welcome back sponsor Hass Avocados from Mexico on board for the Aaron's 312. The last time Hass Avocados from Mexico appeared on Blaney's car, the team took home the Victory at Lowe's Motor Speedway in October 2006.

BLANEY ON RACING AT TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY:

"Talladega should be a good race for us. We did well at Daytona earlier this year so I know the guys can do a good job setting up the car for a race like this. Toyota gives us good horsepower so as long as we are good in the draft, we should do well in the race. At this point in the season we need to do well each and every week and not make any mistakes. That is what this team is focused on right now"

EQUIPMENT INFORMATION:

The No. 10 Hass Avocados from Mexico team will compete with chassis #05 in this weekend's Aaron's 312. This chassis was converted to a Toyota in the off season. It has not been raced this season but was used as the back-up car in Daytona earlier this year.

-credit: br

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Carl Edwards , Dave Blaney