SMT: Caraway round four preview

Andy Seuss can't wait for this weekend. After a disappointing start to the 2009 season at Concord Speedway last weekend, Seuss hopes his luck will turn around when he gets to Caraway Speedway. Seuss suffered mechanical problems with a broken...

Andy Seuss can't wait for this weekend.

After a disappointing start to the 2009 season at Concord Speedway last weekend, Seuss hopes his luck will turn around when he gets to Caraway Speedway.

Seuss suffered mechanical problems with a broken rocker arm and was forced to call it a night after completing just four laps. Seuss realizes mechanical problems can occur at any time but he feels his car will be ready for Caraway this Saturday.

Seuss has ran well at the track ever since he began racing in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour and he put his car in Victory Lane last October in the season-ending race at Caraway.

"We put a lot of emphasis in getting our car right for Caraway just like a lot of other teams do since we run there so much," said Seuss. "If you can get your car to work well at Caraway, then you should have a chance to contend for the title. I think Brian Loftin showed everyone last year when he won the title how important it is to run well there."

Loftin finished no lower than third at Caraway last season en route to winning the title and Seuss knows finishing up front there is key to having a chance to win the title.

"Caraway is a unique track with Turns 1 and 2 much different than three and four so you have to have your car setup just right," said Seuss.

Seuss, who commutes with his family from New Hampshire for every race, should feel confident heading to Caraway.

Last season, Seuss was collected in a first-lap accident at Ace and his team basically built a backup car overnight and took it to Caraway where he led laps and almost won the race in a car that hadn't been on the race track in almost two years. Seuss would finish second in that race.

"A win this weekend would help us turn our season around pretty quickly," said Seuss. "Hopefully we can be there at the end and get a chance for the win."

The Race: Caraway Speedway 150
The Place: Caraway Speedway, Asheboro, N.C.

The Date: Saturday, March 28, 2009
The Time: 8 p.m. ET

Track Layout: .455-mile paved
Race Purse: $24,806

2008 Winner: Inaugural Event
2008 Pole: Inaugural Event

Schedule:
Saturday, March 28:
Practice 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Time Trials: 6:30 p.m.

-credit: nascar

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