BUSCH: Texas II: Jon Wood preview

ST Motorsports No. 47 Team Notes * Jon Wood will be making his 35th career start on the NASCAR Busch Series circuit in the O'Reilly Challenge and his second career start at the Texas Motor Speedway. He finished eighth there in April. * ...

ST Motorsports No. 47 Team Notes

* Jon Wood will be making his 35th career start on the NASCAR Busch Series circuit in the O'Reilly Challenge and his second career start at the Texas Motor Speedway. He finished eighth there in April.

* Wood is 16th in the NASCAR Busch Series standings with $753,450 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 Texas: "I've been looking forward to coming back to Texas since we were there in April. We qualified seventh there and finished eighth, and that came after we got knocked to the back by another car midway in the race. What I like about Texas is the way you can be aggressive, especially in the second turn. If you can make your car turn there without riding the brakes, it will be a good lap."

On the season: "The last three races have been the epitome of our entire season. We had two Top-10 finishes in a row and we were running in the Top 10 last week at Memphis when we blew a tire and hit the wall. Our cars have been good and getting better as I gain experience, but we just can't find any racing luck. As long as we keep running in the Top 10, things eventually will fall into place. I know one thing for sure: This Clorox/Wisk team won't give up."

Crew Chief Jay Guy Quote

On Texas: "While it may look like Charlotte and Atlanta, Texas has its own set of challenges. Unlike Atlanta which has a lot of racing grooves, the best way around Texas is along the bottom. And unlike Charlotte which seems to change during every tire run, Texas stays pretty consistent. It's a fast, fast racetrack and your car has to roll freely through the turns. You want your car to launch off the second turn, and you can't do that if you have to tap the brakes to get the car turned in the right direction."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jon Wood