Dover II: Drew Herring preview

DREW HERRING MAKING SECOND START IN BAKER CURB RACING'S NO. 27 23-year old Drew Herring will make his second career Nationwide Series start behind the wheel of Baker Curb's No. 27 Saturday in the Dover 200 at Dover International Speedway.

DREW HERRING MAKING SECOND START IN BAKER CURB RACING'S NO. 27

23-year old Drew Herring will make his second career Nationwide Series start behind the wheel of Baker Curb's No. 27 Saturday in the Dover 200 at Dover International Speedway. Herring, a junior engineering major at N.C. State, made his NASCAR debut at Iowa Speedway where he was fifth fastest in practice and ran several laps in the top 5 before settling for a 15th-place finish in the U.S. Cellular 250. The No. 27 team comes into Dover having finished in the top 10 in each of the last three races at The Monster Mile. Greg Biffle finished 8th in the May race and Jason Keller finished in the top 10 in both Dover races in 2009.

BAKER CURB RACING NO. 27 2010

* Drew Herring is one of 14 different drivers to make a start in the No. 27 this season, including drivers from four different countries (United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada)

* Fell to 12th in the NASCAR Nationwide Series owner point standings after the Richmond race; first time that the No. 27 has been outside of the top 10 since the first race of the season

* Two runner-up finishes with Greg Biffle (Auto Club Speedway 2/20/10 and Richmond International Raceway 4/30/10)

* Four different drivers have registered top-10 finishes in the No. 27 (Biffle, Kelly, Piquet Jr., Wimmer) and two more have registered top-15 finishes (Herring, Sauter)

DREW HERRING 2009

* Started from the pole, led 132 of the 250 laps and captured his first USARacing Pro Cup Series victory in the Sunoco 250 at South Georgia Motorsports Park (4/25/09)

* Finished third in the USARacing Pro Cup Series Championship standings and fifth in the regular season point standings

* Qualified in the top five for 11 of the 14 USARacing Pro Cup Series races

* Made two ARCA Racing Series starts in 2009, finishing in the top 20 of both races at Rockingham Speedway

DREW HERRING ON DOVER

"I'm excited to get back in the car after a few weeks off. After a solid run at Iowa we had a good car during practice at Bristol but something happened during qualifying and we missed the race. I'm a firm believer in what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger. I've never been on the track at Dover but I've watched a lot of races on television. From what I can tell, I think it is a track that I'll enjoy and fits my style of driving. It's a concrete track and I've done well on that surface in other series. The other thing I like about it is that you drive down off the banking and not into the banking, a lot like Bristol. You definitely have to get up on the wheel and drive the car hard and that's the way I like to drive. I expect that we'll unload a good car, make some adjustments in practice and have another solid run!"

CREW CHIEF JOHN REESE ON DOVER

"Dover is one of my favorite tracks on the schedule. The banking and high speed corners provide for exciting racing. We've finished in the top 10 the last three times there and I feel that Drew is very capable of keeping that streak alive. It will be his first time at the track, but from working with him a couple times this year I think it fits his style well. We are taking car 81, which is the same car Drew ran in the top five and finished 15th with at Iowa. It has been probably our best short track car since the end of last season. Jason Keller was running top five with it in the race at Memphis last year until we had motor problems and it finished top five in practice this year at Loudon (Lofton), Gateway (Bires) and Iowa (Herring)."

-source: baker curb racing

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Keller , Greg Biffle , Drew Herring