Brad Coleman, driver of the No. 27 Scott Shop Towels/Walmart Ford Fusion, visited the media center during today's NASCAR Nationwide Series rain delay. HOW WAS YOUR CUP TEST? "The Cup test was a lot of fun. It was my first time in the COT at ...
Brad Coleman, driver of the No. 27 Scott Shop Towels/Walmart Ford Fusion, visited the media center during today's NASCAR Nationwide Series rain delay.
HOW WAS YOUR CUP TEST? "The Cup test was a lot of fun. It was my first time in the COT at Pocono and the first time to ever be at Pocono. Basically our goal was to get used to the car, take it easy and that's exactly what we did. It was a lot of fun going out there and driving one of those for the first time. That rear wing on the back, I like it a lot because you can get that thing pretty sideways and it's gonna save it. It was just a really fun car to drive for me. We didn't tape up and do a qualifying run like everyone else at the end even though I really wanted to, I think it was a good decision not to."
HOW DO YOU HANDLE THE RAIN DELAY? "After the beginning of this year, I've really gotten used to it. For the first six races, half of them were rained delayed or four of them were rain delayed and we didn't qualify for most of them. I just really got used to sitting around and watching it rain. All you can do really is sit there and watch the TV coverage and watch ESPN and see what's going on. It's something you have to deal with as a driver. There are drivers that do get excited, but me, I don't find myself getting to overly anxious when a race is about to start. So, it doesn't throw me off too much."
WHERE DOES THE COT CAR STAND IN RELATION TO THE NATIONWIDE SERIES NEXT YEAR? "I know they're working on one. I got to see a prototype, I guess, of it. It was a pretty cool car. It has the same green house as the one they have now. It's just the little tweaks here and there, the wheel dimensions and all that stuff. It's going to be a good race car. They're making a good car for good competition next year. Hopefully, I'll get to test it sometime."
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE THINGS YOU LEARNED LAST YEAR ON YOUR FIRST TRIP TO DOVER? "I learned you've got to be there at the end of the race to actually get a good finish. We only did nine laps before we were taken out coming off of turn four on lap 10. This is a really fun race track. You can race two wide, you just have to watch who you're racing with so you don't get wrecked. It's a really fun race track. It's very competitive. I'm looking to come out of here with a good top-15 finish because we have a really good car this weekend."
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